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10.6: Verify Time Machine Backups
Authored by: e_whizz on Feb 04, '11 09:11:16PM
The option is not a toggle to verify backup after they are performed during a normal hourly backup.

When you choose it, it will mount your backup (if on a Time Capsule or server), and perform a check over the most recent backup.

In the menu bar you will see Verifying Backup (xx%).

It is really quite quick. It took 6 minutes for my 300GB backup. Presumably it only checks the items most recently backedbup. Any further information from anyone as to what this is checking, and if anyone got and error during verification and if you were offered any ways to correct the error would be interesting to share.

From my system log…

5/02/11 4:00:26 PM[1507] Backup verification requested by user.
5/02/11 4:00:26 PM[1507] Attempting to mount network destination using URL: afp://charlie@TimeCapsule.local/Data
5/02/11 4:00:35 PM[1507] Mounted network destination using URL: afp://charlie@TimeCapsule.local/TimeCapsule
5/02/11 4:00:35 PM[1507] Running backup verification
5/02/11 4:06:29 PM[1507] Backup verification passed!
5/02/11 4:06:30 PM[1507] Ejected Time Machine network volume.

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