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Tips for managing Macintosh computer labs

This is a stub article for information regarding managing Macintosh computer labs.

Imaging/Deployment

A great resource for  deploying Macintosh computer labs is Mike Bombich's website.

Leopard

Time machine

Original info from Gerrit DeWitt at Auburn University and forwarded by James Dustin at Virginia Tech:

to permanently disable
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-attach.plist
to reenable
launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-attach.plist 
brief explanation
The executable responsible for making backups and detecting disks is backupd-helper in /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/. And, you tell launchd to load or not load specific daemons by calling launchctl with either the load or unload subcommand followed by -w to specify the configuration file you want to work on.
See man launchctl for more info.


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