I am trying to force Time Machine to do backup with terminal, to backup one virtual machine while it is saved and stopped, but till now I am unable to do that,

tmutil startbackup --auto

and then, to check if that backup has been made,

tmutil listbackup

but there is no new entry in the list after.

  • When I run 'tmutil listbackup' I get an 'unrecognized verb' message? Can you help? – jmh Jul 12 '17 at 20:14
  • I found problem. Should be listbackups Need to make that plural. Sorry – jmh Jul 12 '17 at 20:17

After check Time Machine GUI I notice that it was working as expected, but it was tacking a while because after backup there was also a cleaning part. There is no need for higher privileges to use this command.

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