Under Tools->Options (or Preferences on the Mac), at the bottom of the first page of the popup box is where you can control how often Maple saves a backup copy and if it keeps every copy of a backup file. I believe it the default is 3 minutes, but you can set it to any value. In addition, Maple keeps every copy of the backup file. Personally, I turn off the "Keep files" so that the folder isn't filled with backup copies I don't need to use. If you safely close the file, it deletes the backup copy. But if you don't, the backup copy is still there. That makes it much easier to find the backup file of needed.
However, when one uses File -> Restore Backup, one can ask to display the details of the files which allows you to sort by when the file was created.
IMO, the system is much improved over the previous backup system.