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Time Machine Backup intervals

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I have a X Serve with Time Machine drive supported enabled. Some users are using too much of the backup drives. Is there a way to slim this down by setting a maximum 30-day period to allow these backups to be kept. As of now one user can allocate 50G and one can allocate 800G. It does not have a limit and everyone will be prompted to delete older backups when the disk is full. This just seems to be a fair way to use the X Serves drives.
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looking for more of a quota system
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Is this what you are looking for:  http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20071108020121567  ?
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more like an automated version of this;

"2.  Resize the sparsebundle to where it won't grow larger than you want:
        sudo chmod a-w <name>.sparsebundle/Info.*
        sudo hdiutil resize -size 500g <name>.sparsebundle
                --where 500g means 500 gigabytes.  If you wanted 100 megabytes, use 100m."

http://groups.google.com/group/macenterprise/browse_thread/thread/a994cea260d75aa0

like a program or option so all users don't have to have this applied
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