Mac Time Machine Manual

Hi, all. I'm a new Apple user; very much impressed and happy with my Macbook and new Time Capsule.
I don't have what I would refer to as 'vital' content that needs to be backed up on an hourly basis. In fact, I only have about 57 GB on my hard drive. I primarily want to use the Time Machine feature as a general backup for the content that I have on my Macbook.
So, what I've been doing is to keep Time Machine OFF and randomly back up to my Time Capsule every few days or so. My thinking is that this will minimize the used space in the Time Capsule unit.
I'm curious if you all think this is a viable tactic for someone in my position? Also, I'm wondering If I were to keep Time Machine ON and I, after a while, fill up the space on my 500 GB Time Capsule, will the oldest backups automatically be deleted to make room for the more recent ones?
Thanks.

Sep 11, 2020 Time Machine is the backup utility available on Mac operating systems Leopard (10.5) or above. It is generally used for personal backups, rather than professional, system backups. You can learn how to use Time Machine by connecting a backup drive to your Apple computer and configuring it according to your preferences.

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  2. Time Machine keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups until your backup drive is full. So you can literally go back in time, pun intended. In this article I will explain how to back up your personal computer using Time Machine, which is already built into your Mac when you first purchase it.
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Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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Posted on Mar 5, 2008 7:42 PM

Hi, all. I'm a new Apple user; very much impressed and happy with my Macbook and new Time Capsule.
I don't have what I would refer to as 'vital' content that needs to be backed up on an hourly basis. In fact, I only have about 57 GB on my hard drive. I primarily want to use the Time Machine feature as a general backup for the content that I have on my Macbook.
So, what I've been doing is to keep Time Machine OFF and randomly back up to my Time Capsule every few days or so. My thinking is that this will minimize the used space in the Time Capsule unit.
I'm curious if you all think this is a viable tactic for someone in my position? Also, I'm wondering If I were to keep Time Machine ON and I, after a while, fill up the space on my 500 GB Time Capsule, will the oldest backups automatically be deleted to make room for the more recent ones?
Thanks.

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Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

Mac Time Machine Manual

Posted on Mar 5, 2008 7:42 PM