I have a dying drive (not sure specifically what ails it; it's throwing SMART error and beachballing, but I have been able to continue to backup/copy stuff and run things without ill effect, and directories seem OK). I'm gonna install a new drive and then use Setup Assistant to migrate things over. In the past I usually did that with the drive I had just removed as the source rather than using my TM backup because I'm usually moving it to an enclosure and it's right there. Always worked fine. But given the drive is dying, and since I don't wanna get hours into it and have to start over, I'm gonna use the TM drive this time. I'm wondering if the TM drive is likely to have more integrity than the current, dying drive, or if it's copying over problems to the backup. Does TM automatically check files to see if they're at least complete (I obviously can't avoid having some files that have internal problems; until they're used you can't necessarily tell if they're borked)? Secondly, when you use Setup Ass't (the thing that runs when you first boot after installing ML, as opposed to Migration Ass't, although they do almost the same thing) can you have the option of selecting a SPECIFIC TM backup to use for Migration purposes? I don't want to do a restore, BTW. Faster, and I don't need what it does.