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Monday
Jan022012

autotm 0.94 supports local backups

As introduced in a previous blog post, autotm is an OSX system daemon that automatically switches Time Machine targets depending on their availability. The initial version of autotm only supported network based targets but I’ve recently updated the script to also allow locally connected disks (e.g. USB). This update requires some minor changes to your autotm.conf file: The server section is now called “destinations” and each destination has a “type”, which can be remote or local. For example:

destinations:
 - type: remote
   hostname: myhomeserver.local
   username: jdoe
   password: s3cr3t
 - type: remote
   hostname: myofficeserver.local
   username: john_doe
   password: pa55
 - type: local
   volume: /Volumes/Time Machine

To learn more about autotm, have a look at the Readme on Github. Please file any problems you encounter on the issue tracker at github.

Thanks to Andy and Daniel for their help in testing this release!