TimePreserver 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 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.

Once the initial archive is created subsequent archives are incremental saving a great deal of time. The Time Capsule remains usable during the archive, only individual Macs are blocked from making Time Machine updates while their own backup is archived. In this way TimePreserver insures the integrity of the archived Time Machine backups from the Time Capsule, unlike generic backup applications.

TimePreserver 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.

TimePreserver is fully compatible with archives produced by TimePreserver Lite.

What’s New

Version 1.7.3

• 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an incompatibility between v1.7.2 and the latest systems which could cause a crash when the Keychain contained an out-of-date/invalid entry for the Time Capsule/TMS.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

dgnvalencia53 ,

Sorry to have paid for this app prior to reading the other report

I thought this app would be a great one to have in order to preserve data. Sadly, I am still unable to get the program to function as promised. I am awaiting a response from the designer since Apple seems to be unreachable for this issue.

Developer Response ,

Apologies for your experience and we hope our response addressed your issues. If not please email support at and we will work to resolve your situation. (And thank you to Apple for now enabling us to help customers through review responses.)

MM-Mac ,

Good idea but crashes before it completes a back up

I like the idea of this app but find that it takes so very long and it crashes before it ever finishes a back up. I’d like to use it but simply can’t. I use TimeCapsule’s “archive disk” function instead.

Atomitod ,

Clean and Simple

I use TimePreserver to create an offsite backup of my Time Machine disk. It works as advertised.


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