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by Tom Nelson

Time Machine is a pretty handy backup system for the Mac. I like it primarily because it’s a set-and-forget system. Once you set it up, you rarely have any reason, other than curiosity or a disaster, to make use of a Time Machine backup.

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But how do you know those Time Machine backups are actually good, that you can rely on them if your Mac’s drives come crashing down around you?

Well, if you happen to use a Time Capsule as the backup destination for your Time Machine backups, you can have Time Machine verify that the most recent backup was completed successfully, without any errors that would cause you grief down the road.

If, on the other hand, you’re using a local drive, either internal or attached to your Mac as an external drive, then verifying that a Time Machine backup is correct is a bit more difficult, if not nearly impossible.

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