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More dangerous version: create new Backup, move old stuff here, and then sudo rm -r...
Authored by: palahala on Jan 24, '09 09:58:13AM

This alternative indeed might provide some additional background to the original hint. Thanks for that!

However, I think this alternative is much more prone to serious problems, especially as it claims to be written for those "not so familiar with handling extended attributes".

What's so difficult in using sudo xattr -w ...? If that is too difficult, then please consider that making a mistake using the alternative one might loose all data, either on the Time Machine disk, or maybe even on the internal harddrive! The original tip does not include potential very dangerous commands such as sudo rm -r system-name.

I'd advice to follow the original hint, or take a look at 10.5: A script to fix Time Machine after hardware repairs.



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