Control Time Machine from the Terminal

terminal-timemachine.png The MacTipper blog posts the command that will start Time Machine's backup process (and run it in the background) from the Terminal:

/System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper &

Why would you want to do this? Perhaps to kick off a TM backup through an iCal event reminder at exactly the time you want it to start, or combined with a reminder to plug in your FireWire drive and get backing up. Hit up the MacTipper link to get that AppleScript.


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