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chabig

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Sep 6, 2002
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Scrub isn't a term often associated with file systems. You'll have to better explain what you want to do.
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
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If you are asking how to erase/format the drive, use your Disk Utility for that.
Are you trying to "scrub" your new M1 mini?
 

Nermal

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"Scrubbing" is a verification process used by some filesystems (ZFS, and I think Btrfs, and probably some others). You don't need to do it with APFS.

Edit: See the post immediately below. gilby101 seems to know more about this than I do :)
 
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gilby101

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Is there a way to Scrub APFS?
No.

As I assume you know (but some others don't), file systems like ZFS protect you from "bit rot" with checksums for data. Scrubbing is the process of scanning file system data looking for (and correcting) bit rot.

APFS does not checksum data and so does not have a scrubbing process. APFS does not protect against bit rot. I suggest that this is the main criticism levelled at the functionality of APFS.
 
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