Managing Time Machine Disk Space

I have a NAS server that I use to back up all my computers (3 PCs, and 2 Macs).  For various reasons that I won't bore you with, I cannot partition that storage into multiple partitions.  Is there a way to control how much disk Time Machine uses before it starts dropping old backups?  I do not want it to use up unecessary space to keep backup longer than needed.  I there a way to control the amount of disk space available to TM or control how long to keep backups?
Thanks.

Thanks for the reply but this link did not give me anything new that I did not know.  Good overview of Time Machine but did not answer the question.

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    My 2009 MacBook Pro (500 MB which has 160 GB of space used) hard drive has a Time Capsule (2 TB, USB which has 323 GB of space used) and seems to work fine. 
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  • Time Machine Disk Space Problem

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  • Time Machine disk space concerns

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  • Time Machine Disk Space error

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    PapaFunk wrote:
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    runningman5 wrote:
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    dkardell wrote:
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  • How to manage Time Machine backups

    Is there any way to manage time Machine Backups?
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    * Restart the whole backup process from time to time (purge and start over)
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  • How to Move a Shared Time Machine disk to another Mac?

    Hi,
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  • Time machine disk permissions changed to read only

    Somehow, my Time Machine disk permissions have now changed tand my backups are failing;
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