TimePreserver Lite is designed to do one complex task easily: making archives of your Time Machine backups stored on a Time Capsule. In keeping with Time Machine there is no complicated setup, no myriad of options. It just works.
Keeping data safe is an ever more important job for home, student and SOHO users as more precious data – from photos to term reports – is stored on computer. TimePreserver Lite complements Time Machine/Time Capsule by creating an archive of the contents of a Time Capsule on a local hard disk. This hard disk can then be moved “offsite” to provide even greater protection.
TimePreserver Lite archives can be used directly by the Mac OS Installer to restore a Mac should a disaster strike. They can also be used to restore individual files using Time Machine, or to restore a complete Time Capsule.
As with the Time Capsule’s own archive function the Time Capsule cannot be used by Time Machine during a TimePreserver Lite operation; and each time it is run everything on the Time Capsule is copied. TimePreserver Lite differs from the Time Capsule’s archive function by using a Mac-attached or network-attached disk as the destination.
Want faster archiving? Less interruption to Time Machine backups?
TimePreserver, a sibling application to TimePreserver Lite, produces archives by copying only those items which have changed since it was last run - this is typically dramatically faster. Furthermore with TimePreserver the Time Capsule remains usable during the archive, only individual Macs are blocked from making Time Machine updates while their own backup is archived, thereby providing better protection to your Macs.
• Address an incompatibility between v1.7.2 and the latest systems which could cause a crash when the Keychain contained an out-of-date/invalid entry for the Time Capsule/TMS.
• On rare occasions confusing, but harmless, system dialogs could be displayed during normal TimePreserver operation. These dialogs are now surpressed.
Ratings and Reviews
Looked promising when reading functionality on website;
After download of Lite version, Archive Location recognized, but Time Machine Server NOT recognized.
Despite checking of additional boxes under preference settings to broaden search for Time Machine, but still no luck.
Program useless under this arrangement.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.