Originally Posted by Jeff
It's not that bad, because the hourly are incremental, and then they get rolled into (only the most recent version is kept) one daily, which get rolled into one weekly (only the most recent version is kept), which gets rolled into a monthly.
Then, when the TM drive starts getting full, it drops the oldest files, but never gets rid of the last copy of a file.
You can poo-poo the hourlies, until you have an "OH Crap!!!!" moment.
IMHO, the only way hourlies can really be a problem is if you haven't excluded all the cache & temp file directories.