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Computer hard drives have grown so big that neglecting to back up your stored information could lead to disaster. Applications like Time Machine can help enable users to easily protect their data, but sometimes they can generate errors that are difficult to decipher. Fortunately, TM Error Logger for Mac deciphers and tracks Time Machine error messages for you in understandable language.

TM Error Logger for Mac is a program that is capable of continually monitoring error messages generated by the Time Machine program. It is even capable of telling you which file the error code relates to so you can investigate. The program can be set to run continuously in the background and the user can then select how frequently it checks and collects errors. You are able to set your preferences to receive e-mail notification when errors are detected. Another benefit is that all past errors are logged and saved for future reference. The logging can be quite helpful when trying to understand system or program-specific corruption.

TM Error Logger for Mac is an effective method for solving Time Machine error messages and enabling users to track continual errors. This program is suitable for both home and office use anywhere that has a computer using Time Machine.

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5 stars


July 02, 2009  |  By phKU

2009-07-02 07:48:26  |  By phKU

 |  Version: TM Error Logger 2.03


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This app just shows the system.log as the Console does when the word "backup" is typed in the search box. Sorry but it's useless in my humble opinion.

The tested PPC version is also really sluggish?

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5 stars

"Handy little app"

June 06, 2009  |  By Perfessor100

2009-06-06 13:51:34  |  By Perfessor100

 |  Version: TM Error Logger 2.03


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While it doesn't do anything that even a moderately knowledgeable user cannot do on their own, I find this little app to be a handy and helpful shortcut.

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5 stars

"Simple app for console-phobic types"

April 19, 2009  |  By mwwolfgram

2009-04-19 22:28:05  |  By mwwolfgram

 |  Version: TM Error Logger 2.0


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I love the console (and have also hacked one of my Macs to display the syslog on my desktop) but for many of my clients, the console and backupd logs are a mystery best avoided. This app makes it easy to see why TM bailed on a backup without having to filter on backupd entries in the console.

This app is mostly harmless.

I do have some cautions on changing the TM interval though. Generally hourly backups are painless. The system keeps track of what needs to be backed up via filesystem events and the standard period of backup events is a good compromise to keep each backup load fairly light.

Extending this period has the downside of

  • making the backup load higher
  • reducing the ability to get back a file that you changed only a few hours earlier
  • increasing the likelihood of the dreaded Time Machine requires deep traversal when the FSevents are corrupted or out of sync with the last backup.

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2 stars

"Great idea..."

February 01, 2009  |  By (n/a)

2009-02-01 17:50:15  |  By (n/a)

 |  Version: TM Error Logger 1.0


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...but atrocious implementation and distribution, from the read/write disk image, to the needless, improperly-built installer packages, to the non-relocatable application, to the needless, nonstandard, cleartext password entry field (there are many better ways to query the ASL database), to the interface that looks like an escapee from System 7.

It's a good thing the "Donate" button image doesn't even draw on my machine, because there's no way I'd pay any money for this. To the developer: please learn about Mac OS X.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.6
Fix - Updates menu item had a broken web page link.
Publisher Carnation Software
Publisher web site
Release Date May 16, 2016
Date Added May 16, 2016
Version 3.2.6
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.97MB
File Name TM_Error_Logger_Installer.dmg
Total Downloads 2,123
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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