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fix_time_machine.sh Added a disclaimer about not being a shell scripture. Apr 11, 2014

README.md

time-machine-sparce-bundle-fix

Summary:

When Time Machine backs up to a NAS, it will often get corrupted and prompt a message saying, “Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.”

This script fixes that issue so that Time Machine can continue using the existing backup.

Instructions:

  1. First mount the backup drive share so that the sparcebundle is accessible.
  2. Make sure the script has execute permissions: chmod +x fix_time_machine.sh
  3. Run the script: Usage - fix_time_machine.sh /Volumes/[BackupDrive]/[SparceBundle].sparsebundle/

Credit:

It is based off a guide written by Garth Gillespie at http://www.garth.org/archives/2011,08,27,169,fix-time-machine-sparsebundle-nas-based-backup-errors.html It is also a modified version of http://pastebin.com/iw5nYFb0 - credit goes to anon.

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