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What is Friday the 13th good for?!
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:00:18 PM »
According to Adam Engst, it should be National Verify Your Backups Day! :)

I'm hopeful that we are all making backups of our Macs. But when was the last time you VERIFIED the backups?! Unless you've done that, you're simply wasting cpu cycles. :o

TimeMachine doesn't allow re-booting, but you can still VERIFY that at least some, and therefore, hopefully all the backed up files. Just pick a couple of files from a couple of different time periods and Restore them. Just remember to click the "Keep Both" option to avoid over-righting a newer file. That's probably a good habit to create, anyway. [rockon]

Your cloned backups are even easier to VERIFY, if somewhat more time consuming. Generally, a cloning app creates a bootable copy of your entire System. Therefore, just open System Prefs, select the "Startup Disk" tab/icon (you may be asked to enter your Admin/computer password) and select the drive that has your cloned backup. Now click the "Restart..." button and go get a cup of coffee/tea (hot or iced). This Restart will probably take longer than a normal one depending on how fast the connection to your external drive is. Congratulations! [cheer]


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Dear X-Air and WeatherCat tricoleur types,

What is Friday the 13th good for?!

 [wink] . . . . . Why obviously it is the day to prepare for "le 14 Juillet, La Fête Nationale de France!" . . . .

  . . . . . Doesn't everybody do that?  ??? . . . . . .  lol(1)

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]