How to limit my Time Machine backup size?

Hi, I have a 3 TB Time Capsule. My macbook uses all the 3 TB for backups. I would like to limit the size of the Time Machine backups to 1.5 TB and use the rest for my own files. Is there any setting or application in App Store to limit the size of the backups?

Unfortunately no, if you ask on the backup using Time Machine.

It is not officially supported by Apple, but you may be able to change the size of the space allowed for a backup by using this trick:

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