Preserving copies of data which enable recovery from a data loss event.

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Photos Library.photoslibrary, and rsync excludes

I am backing up Photos Library.photoslibrary using rsync. In general my backup philosophy is to keep things only if they cannot be automatically regenerated. Can anyone recommend items inside this ...
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Deleting of old backups in Time machine

I have WD-My book world of 1TB and I struggled for some time to set it up correctly to use it as a disk for usage of time machine on Mac OS X Yosemite. My question is the following-what is the best ...
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How to backup photos app on Mac?

I used to use iPhoto but then Apple scrapped it and introduced Photos app. Earlier to backup my library I would copy the iphoto library to external hard disk, but after this new introduction I have ...
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recover files with specific extension from Time Machine

I would like to recover only *.GIF files from my most recent backup. They were accidentally deleted from everywhere in My Computer instead of just the intended folder. I currently have only 6 GB of ...
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Need Forensic Data Backup company restored iPhone to old phone instead of setting up new phone

Never backed up to iTunes and when plugged into iMac computer for first time saw the 1,700 photos/videos to download but it asked me to restore as Pam's iPhone or set up as new phone (since I already ...
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Restoring from TM backup causes Mail to import and eat up HD space on Mac Air

I use a MacBook Air 256 GB HD on Yosemite 10.10. I recently noticed large date range of emails gone missing. Rebuilding the mailbox did not solve the problem so I decided to restore my entire Mac from ...
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How to migrate an OS X guest VM to a physical machine?

I am running OS X Yosemite, and Parallels 10. I have a guest VM running OS X Yosemite. I would like to migrate the guest VM to a physical machine. Is this possible? The reason is that the guest vm is ...
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How to automatically back up and archive my photo library?

I have a Macbook Air. I love it, but the hard drive is too small to fit my entire photo library. At this point the hard-drive is full and I need to find a way to move the files to a back-up location. ...
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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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Any backup software for OS X other then Time Machine?

Time Machine will not backup external disks connected to it. I need to backup connected external disks. I have a pile of backup disks in their default formats. Buffalo, WD mostly as backup disks. My ...
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Can I move Mobile Sync folder to another HD

Can I move my MobileSync folder to another HD on my iMac to free up space on my startup HD?
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Word damaged files after hard disk clone

I tried to clone a hard drive to a new SSD. Something went wrong, and the old hard drive wouldn't work with me and was now called disk2s2. The new SSD seemed to have all the data, but wouldn't boot. I ...
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How to restore file from iCloud Backup

I lost an important sqlite file during the upgrade to iOS 9 beta. Luckily the file is backed up on iCloud. When restoring from the iCloud backup, iOS downloads the data file along with the app, but ...
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How to use Time Machine backup on a different computer?

I had a MacBook Pro, Mid-2010, which I regularly made weekly Time Machine backups of. The computer accidently got destroyed. When it died it was running OS X 10.10.4. I then got a new MacBook Pro, ...
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If I backup my iPhone will all the information on my phone be deleted?

I want to backup my iPhone to iTunes but I still want all the information to remain on my phone. Will my information be deleted if I backup it up?
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How to get a full backup of a hard disk from a dead MacBook?

My MacBook is not booting up due to some short circuit problem. Apple Store has promised that they can repair but there would be data loss. I want to take out the hard disk from the MacBook and take ...
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recover partial backup data from a (potentially damaged) Time Machine disk

I am on a MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, late 2013, with OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. First of all, to clarify the question, my goal is to create a new, working Time Machine (TM) disk, that has as much as ...
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Backup disk suddenly won't work

Here's the error message I get: "An error occurred while copying files. The problem may be temporary. If the problem persists, use Disk Utility to repair your backup disk." When I try to follow that ...
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Delted “Space” Time Machine Backup

This could sound like a really dumb question as I don't even know what I did wrong. Please help! I have had this LaCie backup (500 GB) for years since my friend suggested few years ago. I have been ...
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Preserving “hidden” attribute when copying from NTFS to HFS+?

I have an NTFS volume that I am copying into a new HFS+ volume. I'm using the following command to copy everything including all hidden directories and attributes: sudo rsync -aAXvF --del ...
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How to backup and restore MBP hard drive before reinstalling OS X?

My MBP Retina 13″ late 2012 is showing the stop sign and I know that I need to reinstall my OS. I have not got my hard drive backed up with Time Machine. Is there a way in which I can backup my hard ...
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What happens if I click “delete backup”, do I still have my photos on the camera roll?

I'm running out of space in iCloud, so I decided to turn off all the backups and delete them. What happens if I click "delete backup" at the bottom of the manage store page? Do I still have my ...
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Can't restore Time Machine backup to Macintosh HD

Today I found my Mac shut down. It won't boot again anymore. When I try to turn it on, it just shows the Apple logo, a loading bar and after 1/3 progress it just shuts down again. After some research ...
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Crashplan headless suppport: .ui_info resets every time I reboot

I've recently updated to CrashPlan 4.3.0 on my mac running OS X 10.10.3. I've followed the headless guide on the CrashPlan support site and contacted their support line, whom are usually good but ...
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Backup/Time Machine solution for an office full of iMacs?

In our office we have ~8+ or so iMacs. Currently we're backing up to individual hard-drives via TimeMachine. We're looking at creating a more stable backup solution, one that is kept away from the ...
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Time Machine Problems

I just got a new 2TB hard drive and I wanted to set up Time Machine. I did and now it is backing up stuff. On this page ...
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Mac Encrypted USB drive giving different capacity

I have an existing 1T USB drive (disk5 in the screenshot). I formatted another 1T USB drive (disk4) and starts to rsync files from disk5 to disk4. Near the end (the current state in the screenshot) ...
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iTunes on Windows wants me to restore my iPhone 5 but I don't want to

My iPhone 5 is working great - just updated to IOS 8.4.1 (hoping it would solve the problem) but iTunes says it cannot read the contents and wants me to click to restore to factory settings, but I ...
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Photos and iCloud cannot see photos on iCloud safe to delete?

I want to delete photos from my Mac to free up space. I've never gone to iCloud before to check on my back ups and just assumed they occurred. However when i go to iCloud it shows nothing but find ...
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Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?

During some discussion on IRC about my recent problems hosting a Time Machine volume on my Linux PC (using netatalk) -- which worked well for a long time but recently developed issues where my Mac ...
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Jailbroken iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3 will not backup at all

Alright so here's the full deal :P For the first few months everything worked great (pre and post jailbreaking) but I have no idea what triggered this. I can't drag and drop music from my iTunes ...
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Time Machine Backup Failed

Ive been using my time Machine for almost 3 years without any problems. Its a 3TB Lacie. This week it has decided to stop backing up my work. I tried repairing the disk and unmounting and remounting ...
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Restoring iPhone 5 fails - error 2001?

I've just moved to the States and a family member kindly passed on an old AT&T iPhone 5. The trouble is that it's stuck in a reset loop. When I go into recovery mode and try to restore the phone, ...
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“About this Mac” not showing correct local backup size

"About this Mac" doesn't appear to be showing the correct information for backups. In fact, it doesn't have a category for backups, even though they are enabled. What I see is this: I tried using ...
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Unable to find in App Store, able to redownload using iCloud?

I obtained an app from the App Store that I can't find now or was it simply taken down, but I still have the app on my iPod. I'd like to install it on my other iPod. I don't know that if I backup my ...
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Backup/sync Mac photo to external hard drive

It's already making me crazy - as a newbie with Mac. I have problem with backup/sync of my pictures. I would like to backup pictures from Photo library (Photo app) to external HDD but more like sync. ...
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How to recover a deleted folder from Time Machine back-up disk?

I wanted to clean my external disk that I use to back up my mac, but I didn't do it right... I deleted the folder 'Mac's Name' with my back ups, but the weird thing is that there is no extra free ...
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How do I backup photos *from* iCloud Photo Library

My Macbook is beginning to run out of space to "Keep originals" of the photos I have in the Photo Library, and I don't want the only copy of the photos to be in the cloud. How can I create a hard ...
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Backup failed due to insufficient storage in the iCloud [closed]

I just bought 20GB iCloud storage. But still, I couldn't back up my phone. Why?
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Intact iPhone's display broken, how to make backup from locked phone?

My iPhone's display broke. The phone itself is intact, yet the screen stays black. iTunes on my recognizes the phone, I have synced with this Mac before. Yet when I want to make a backup of the phone, ...
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Can I safely backup my system by simply tarring things?

Of course, the recommended method of backing up an OSX machine is to use Time Machine. But let's say that, for whatever reason, I'm deadset on doing it myself. If I simply tar up things I care about ...
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Why can I not backup my replacement iPhone after restoring an iCloud backup?

I replaced my iPhone 6 with an identical phone, restored the most recent backup from iCloud. I now cannot backup to the cloud without adding more storage. Why?
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iTunes backup: not all apps backed up

I have backed up my iPhone 4s with iTunes. Problem: The .ipa file for Foxit Reader was not present in the backup, in C:\Users\<my user>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. There are probably other apps ...
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An app in iPhone shows in the list of apps sharing documents (list below), but it does not show in the general list (list above)

I have an iPhone 4s, iOS 7.1.2, plugged to my Pc. iTunes 12.1.2 is running, and I am seeing the apps in my device. On the right of the main screen there are copies of the icons as shown in the ...
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Apple Photo Library backed up to OneDrive

How can I efficiently use OneDrive and Apple Photo Library? Some background: In my family, we all have iDevices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook) but we also have an Office 365 subscription which gives us ...
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How does TimeMachine store Calibre's metadata and backup files?

This thread is related to the thread To recover Calibre library from backup? which is discussed also with Calibre's active community as How to recover Calibre from Backup? where theducs says: ...
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iphone 5 icloud backup cannot be made

my iphone5 cannot make any backups anymore. My last backup is from june 2015. I have checked if: I have enough space in icloud (about 3gb) the size of the backup (approximately 790 mb) removed ...
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Time Machine backup from external hard drive stuck in trash

I got a new iMac after my old one died. As my old one was dying I made several Time Machine backups to a 1T G-Drive external. Unfortunately, I must have done it incorrectly because the backups have ...
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How do I back up iTunes to an NAS device

I followed your questions/answers on how to backup iTunes to a different location. I am using an WDMyCloudEX2 NAS drive which shares music, videos and photos with all devices in the house. I have been ...
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iphone 4s ios 8.1 icloud password extraction from itunes encrypted backup [duplicate]

I have iphone 4s with ios 8.1 on it i am using this phone from long time all my data including my emails msgs pix etc are on it the problem is that i have forgotten the icloud account password and ...