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Time Machine and OS X Upgrades

March 27, 2011 23:59:00.025

Funny thing happened when I let my Macbook update itself to 10.6.7 - I think Time Machine was running when that started - and when the machine rebooted, the backup drive was corrupted. The data was still readable, but it wouldn't mount with write capability. The archives (it was only a few weeks worth) didn't matter that much to me, so I just reformatted and started over.

Now, I don't know that it was Time Machine - it's not like I looked. But I can't think of any other reason that the drive would have gotten into a bad state, unless it had a huge problem - and the fact that it's still quiet and reformatted cleanly seems to indicate otherwise....

posted by James Robertson

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