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Checking Very Large Time Machine Volumes
Authored by: systemsboy on Sep 06, '11 11:15:44AM

To make this into a script, copy and paste the script text into a plain text file. Save the file. Make the file executable:
chmod 755 /path/to/script

The easiest way to run the script is to simply drop the path into the Terminal and supply the Time Machine volume's name:
/path/to/script [VolumeName]

This will run the script on the specified volume. The script checks large Time Machine volumes using a larger-than-normal buffer to work around the fact that Time Machine disks have such a huge store of files.


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Checking Very Large Time Machine Volumes
Authored by: earthsaver on Sep 06, '11 12:02:38PM

Thanks! Glad to learn it's that straightforward. It follows, then, that I can put a copy of the script in my /usr/bin folder and run it without indicating its full path. I called the script fastfsck. It works!

- Ben Rosenthal
MacBook Pro 2.8GHz - Lion
iPad 3G 32GB

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