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Running Mac Os X 10.7.5, all of a sudden I'm getting hourly connection errors caused by Time Machine when I'm away from our work network, saying it can't connect to the backup server – duh! The alerts are popping up over all my active windows. Strange detail: the dialog is in Dutch despite the fact that my system language is set to English. I understand that the system attempts the backup every hour and thus checks for connection, but it never used to actually display it in a dialog.

Anyone know if there's a (hidden) setting that controls these dialogs?

So far I've tried to disable Time Machine (alerts stop) and re-enable Time Machine (alerts start again). I'd rather not erase my old backups, and wondering if that would even help.

I'm using a MacBook Pro 15-inch, medio 2010. Any help appreciated.

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