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"backupd" is a command line tool primarily used in macOS for managing backups and restores. It is a part of the Time Machine system, which allows users to back up and restore their files to an external storage device. This tool enables users to automate the backup process, ensuring the safety of important data. backupd is responsible for monitoring and initiating backups according to the specified schedule. It also maintains the backups, keeping track of changes to the files and only backing up the modified portions, thus optimizing storage usage. Additionally, backupd provides options for configuring the backup destinations and managing the retention policy for older backups. This tool ensures that users have a hassle-free experience in safeguarding their important files on macOS.

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