How to make sure Time Machine backups work?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by xTRIGGER092x, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    I'm planning on making the jump to Lion soon and in case something goes wrong, I need to make sure my backups are ready. I see there's a Verify function, but it only works on Time Capsules, which I don't have. Is there any other way?
  2. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2007
    Yes, use external drive do fresh install on it using the Restore from Time Machine backup option on first boot after the install to confirm everything is as it should be.

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