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Time Machine failed to do a backup. Please suggest an alternative

03/20/2017 1193 views
An MBP with 2TB hard drive failed to continue Time Machine backup, after OS X upgrade to macOS Sierra. Old TM backups were automatically deleted due to verification error. The MBP also failed to do any new Time Machine backups.
Any suggestion of a disk cloning software would be helpful for me.

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Yes. Stellar Drive Clone for mac which is now macOS Sierra compatible. I have been using it on my Mac for HFS-HFS, FAT-FAT and NTFS to EXFAT cloning. It be will of great help to you. You can get free demo here - https://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-software/clone-mac/clone-mac-drive.php
Answered 03/20/2017 by: peteosmac
Fourth Degree Green Belt

Time Machine should work fine, as long as it is backing up to a HFS+ Journaled-formatted disk volume.  You can view that information in Disk Utility.  Other disk formats may or may not support the Time Machine API.  

This will soon change again in later 2017, when Apple adds Time Machine support to their new APFS format coming out in the yet-to-be-released macOS later in the year (2017).  

Currently Time Machine in this new format is not compatible with the new APFS, and only the much older HFS+ Journaled format.
Answered 03/20/2017 by: NinjaMac
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Answered 03/20/2017 by: dschultzumb
White Belt

Second vote for "Time Machine". You should be able to get it working. 

If you are looking for a good Clone program (which is different from what Time Machine can do, I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. It can essentially reproduce your drive so that you can boot off it. It can also be configured to re-clone on a regular basis. 
Answered 04/20/2017 by: MacDude
Fifth Degree Brown Belt

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