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If you keep seeing "Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you", this might help...

My Mac backs up my data using Apple's Time Machine backup software, and it backs up to a network fileserver thingbob. It's been doing this quite happily for the last couple of years, but a couple of months ago I would see the following message every week or two, and I would have to re-build my backup from scratch, which usually means leaving the laptop on and connected to the wireless for 18+ hours:

"Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you"

Well, somebody else has done all the hard work of finding a possible solution which doesn't involve nuking and re-building your backup, which you can find here: "Fix Time Machine Sparsebundle NAS Based Backup Errors"

Hopefully it'll help you fix your backup if you run into the same corruption problems I do :)


Footnote: there's also some more useful discussion on this Apple forums post.

So it turns out I'm rubbish at keeping this website up to date...

Pretty much as the title thingbob up above says, I've been neglecting this website for quite a while.

But fear not! Because I've been doing stuff elsewhere, so I have a plan; I will put up some links or something to those things and you can click them and...

Okay, who am I kidding? I've been very lazy. Mainly because little things like Life and Work have gotten in the way of Writing Stuff On The Intarwebs. And that's highly unlikely to stop any time soon.

So the updates on here might be sparse, but that's okay, because I'm not really all that interesting, and there are plenty of websites where more-interesting folks can be found.

Until next time :)


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I'm a busy monkey right now; I left my job last Friday, I moved out of my flat the Friday before, I've put all my worldly possessions on eBay or into storage, have had a number of jabs for diseases I hope I never catch, and am getting ready to live off four t-shirts, four pairs of pants, a pair of trousers and some flipflops for somewhere between one and six months. Maybe longer. Maybe less long if I really don't get on with the culture shock.

I must get to bed now - tomorrow I'm going to be trying to make my lovely new bergen look like it's totally worthless and uninteresting to thieving types with the help of some spray paint that looks like dirt and plenty of duct tape. Ahh, the life of the traveller...

Here's a bit more about my plans, and how you can contact me in case you need to :).





This is, quite simply, teh awesome:




Sunset over the ski lifts at La Folie Douce, Three Valleys, France.

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