Is it safe to delete my Time Machine sparse bundle file? Can a fresh time machine backup be recreated WITHOUT reformatting the drive or affecting any other files on my external Time Machine drive?
My time machine backups stopped a month ago and nothing I do will get the backups to continue as usual. The drive is 25% full. I don't know what to do. The way I look at it, the best option might be to delete the sparse bundle entirely and just start a fresh sparse bundle, right? This seems logical to me but I cannot find any advice anywhere to affirm my belief.
I am afraid to choose the "Delete backup disk" option in the Time Machine applet because, while I want it to delete my sparse bundle, I am afraid it will take the liberties of deleting all content on the "drive". That would be disastrous since I also use the drive for a important file share. I'm also afraid to delete the sparse bundle because I don't know exactly how it works.
Can anyone provide advice? I cannot find any advice on this specific subject anwhere.