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Show Debug menu in Backup.app Apps
I was playing around tonight, and found a number of advanced logging options available in Backup.app. Quit Backup if it's running, open Terminal (in /Applications -> Utilities), and type in this command:
defaults write com.apple.backup IncludeDebugMenu 1
When you launch Backup the next time, you'll see the new Debug menu. Options there include viewing the log (or the backup log), the ability to choose from a huge number of variables to log, and the option to set some very esoteric preference options, such as Reburn Automate. To disable the debug menu in the future, repeat the above command, but replace 1 with 0.
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Show Debug menu in Backup.app
Authored by: claudio on May 10, '06 12:47:22PM

Did not work for me, instead, it deleted my Backup preferences, leaving me alone with the default plans :-(

Be sure to make a backup of your preference file if you plan to uncover the Debug menu (I doubt it's existence...)

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- claudio



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Show Debug menu in Backup.app
Authored by: adrianm on May 10, '06 12:49:12PM

This is DANGEROUS!

When I entered that command, my G5 exploded, my iBook refused to wake up, my intel mini (in another room) started playing ABBA songs and my microwave oven refused to go above 600 watts.

I also, as a result of this, cannot find my trousers, and Sevilla are winning 1-0 in the UEFA cup.

Clearly, one of the worst hints every published.

Bring back kirkmc!






:-)



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Show Debug menu in Backup.app
Authored by: TvE on May 11, '06 11:03:53AM

I believe this is generic for pretty much all (Apple) applications - perhaps not all the app's HAVE a debug menu, but the enabling methode is generic



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