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