Why you’re seeing a lot of updates to my free utilities, and what they hope to achieve.
How to detect and investigate a problem with Time Machine backups in Mojave, using only free tools.
This page is for your support questions and comments on my free utility The Time Machine Mechanic, T2M2. […]
It’s quite rare, but sometimes trying to access your Mac’s log, directly or in an app like T2M2, returns an error. Here’s what to do.
With APFS, Time Machine underwent major change, to using snapshots to determine what to back up, rather than FSEvents. How well has this worked?
What do you do when an app accessing your log returns an error, or no results at all? Step through this to check your log system.
If you’ve upgraded to Mojave, there are a couple of odd things you may have noticed in SystHist and T2M2. Help is at hand.
When Time Machine backs up an APFS volume, it works quite differently from the way it did on HFS+. Explored here using log entries from Mojave.
More friendly, it runs checks in the background as much as possible, and has improvements in displaying results.
Do you work from a normal user account rather than an admin one? This should let you check Time Machine using the T2M2 app.