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10.5: Set the Time Machine backup interval
Authored by: ajmas on Oct 29, '07 07:49:37PM

I think they probably recommend this due to the way Time Machine works. Unlike a source control system, it does not do diffs of file contents, just diffs of the file system. This means if you change one byte in a given file, then the whole file is backed up again, rather than the change.

There are pros and cons, but this probably makes the engine simpler. Having something too smart often ask for problems.



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