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

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Time Machine Backup not working on Yosemite

Time Machine backups worked perfectly on Snow Leopard until I installed Maverick then Yosemite. Fails through "lack of space" on clean 500GB backup disc with only 300GB on HD. Seems to be trying to ...
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iTunes replacing every iPhone backup

I have a MacBook running Yosemite. Every once in a while I will do a backup of my phone and all the backups ever done should show up in the iTunes preferences but they don't. Only the latest backup ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset of iPhone 5 and keep iOS 6?

I have an iPhone 5 that is currently running iOS 6. I do not want to update the phone to iOS 8, but would like to back up the phone's texts, reset the phone, and restore the texts onto the phone. I ...
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What is the proper way to save Application Information Before Reformatting My macbook?

My mid-2009 17" Macbook running Mavericks is running really slow and constantly freezes. I went to Disk Utility and ran "Repair Disk," but after about 3 minutes it said: "Disk utility can't repair ...
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How to back up text messages from iPhone 5S?

What is the most simple way (for a non-techie) to back up my text messages, including the pictures within iMessages?
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Is a SuperDuper sparsebundle secure?

I am backing up my computer to a sparse bundle on a USB drive attached to my airport extreme. If someone were to steal this drive, would they have access to the full contents of the image, or is it ...
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How can I use time machine to backup to a local sparse bundle?

I want to use time machine to have something like a "system version control" as these only requires incremental backups I would like to save them locally to a sparse bundle. How do I set time machine ...
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Upgrade Freenas hard drive

I have been using Freenas with a 320 gb hard drive and would like to upgrade to 4tb. How can I upgrade my Hard Drive? I only have one hard drive. I want to move everything from the 320 gb drive to ...
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iPhone 6 restored from encrypted iPhone 5S backup doesn't retain passwords

I have a new iPhone 6. It is replacing an iPhone 5S. I plug this into my iMac every day via an original Apple Lightning cable, and iTunes automatically creates encrypted backups. I have successfully ...
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No option to restore system

I recently setup my Time Machine so I can easily restore my system if I break it. Problem is that when I start the installer from my USB-drive the option "Restore from a Time Machine Backup" is not ...
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Time Machine seems to think my MacBook Pro is a new backup after Yosemite upgrade

I've been regularly backing up my 2011 MacBook Pro using Time Machine with two separate external drives (1Tb at work, 2Tb at home) while running Mavericks. Today I upgraded to Yosemite, and Time ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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Backup keychains from hard drive

During the installation of Yosemite, I got locked out due to my hard drive having some errors. Thankfully I had a Windows partition and am able to access my files. However, how do I backup my ...
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How to let Time Machine automatically delete older backup files to free up disk space?

How to let Time Machine automatically delete older backup files to free up disk space? It does not seem to automatically do it as it starts a backup and failed at the middle complaining not enough ...
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iCloud doesn't allow me to backup

So I want to backup my Ipod Touch 5 because I'm gonna have to exchange it for a new one and I have tons of photos and notes I would like to back up. I tried backing it up to itunes but its taking a ...
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Is there any documentation on the (OS X) backups of iOS8 Messages content?

Is there any documentation available – official or deduced – on the structure of the backups that OS X makes of iOS8 Messages content? That is: I want to see and save my SMS messages as text. I can ...
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Apple Time Machine, Drobo and studio computer [closed]

I bought an Apple Time Machine. I have a home studio with several hard drives. I'm trying to find the best way to setup Time Machine to keep all my storage backed up all the time. Studio Computer ...
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Unable to do Time Machine backups from MacBook Pro on Mavericks

I purchased a MacBook Pro Retina on March 2014 to replace my old MacBook. Both were running Mavericks, but I decided to clone the disk into a partition on the new MacBook Pro and keep the ready ...
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How do I move my System files to another drive without reformatting the destination?

I have a 128G SSD for my main drive and it is nearly full, I'd like to move the OS (Yosemite) and all my data to my second drive, a 1TB hybrid drive which is installed in the DVD drive bay. How do I ...
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Can I restore a backup and then begin backing up to a new name?

I'm getting an ipad mini and I already have an ipad. I'd like to restore from icloud onto the mini so I can get my apps and savegames, but after that I'd like to diverge the backups so I can configure ...
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Time machine backups on a USB HDD show as “Other”

As the screenshot shows the TM backups are listed as "Other" in the storage overview. The actual backups are shown taking measly 131 MB. The disk is used exclusively for backups and has no other data ...
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Cannot restore located file from TimeMachine

I'm trying to restore a handful of photos from my TimeMachine on Mavericks. Here's what I've been doing: Connect back up drive Go to Finder, search for file name "S0077"... (which has been deleted, ...
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Time Machine turns of automatically with sleep

Whenever my MacBook (with OS X 10.9.5) wakes from sleep i.e. when I open the lid I notice that "automatic backups" is turned off. I switch it on again but that setting just won't stick... Why could ...
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back up iphone photos from sync

How do I back up photos on an iPhone that were synced from a computer I no longer have? iPhoto and Image Capture only offer to download photos taken with the iPhone. I have not yet tried syncing ...
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Difference between back-up computer vs. complete copy of everything?

What is meant by backing up computer vs. creating a copy of entire hard-drive? Are the meanings the same? How to create entire bootable copy of my computer using time machine? I have a time capsule. ...
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Alternative to HFS+ disk format for Time Machine backups

I'm looking for an alternative to format my hard drive with for Time Machine backups. I've read that HFS+ is a file system with poor error correction for data deterioration in hard disks. Over time, ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Restoring messages from multiple backups on iPhone

I was able to restore a backup of my iPod on my new iPhone 6. However, old messages were not successfully restored due to an error. I've been using my iPhone since then and now have new messages. Is ...
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Why is Time Machine only using 20% of its partition allocation

rMBP Late '13, running Mavericks, 128GB SSD. I have a 1TB drive, partitioned equally via Disk Utility to two drives. One is used by Time Machine, the other by Copy Carbon Cloner. I think my concern ...
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A question about syncing the IPad with Win XP and Win 8.1

I use an IPad, a Windows XP SP3 desktop and a Windows 8.1 laptop. I usually use the IPad and I delete emails from there. I do not know how to sync all three of these machines to get rid of the deleted ...
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Restoring a Modern Mac Laptop from an External Backup Drive

Is it possible to "re-clone" a modern mac laptop (i.e. no removable hard drive) from an external (non Time Machine) hard drive? That is, I'm about to buy a new Mac laptop for the first time in 5 ...
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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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How do yo use time mashine when needs clean up system [closed]

I have set up time mashine for one HD drive to backup Mac and there is two other HD drive to backup only important documents, songs, projects etc. Data are mirrored on the two HD drives. Usually the ...
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Yosemite Storage Analysis

I have Yosemite on MacBook Air and continuously get en error about storage usage. It keeps saying there isn't enough empty space on disk. About this Mac says that I have 65.96GB of other type files. ...
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Preview.app Signatures - how to unencrypt without old keychain

Old mac died. Have a new mac Mac Have all files from old Mac (did a backup before it died). Have been operating with new Mac for several months now. Needed to use the signatures option in Preview ...
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How to resolve sync session failed to start issue in iOS 8?

When I tried to sync my iPhone 5 in order to switch to iPhone 6, I found the sync failed due to the error: Sync session failed to start in iTunes. However, despite me deleting all the multitasks and ...
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iOS 8 Health data: backup and iCloud

I hat to bring in my iPhone for repair and I backed up all the data on iCloud and with iTunes (just to be sure). I then got a replacement phone for one week. I was not able to recover my Health data: ...
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synch, restore, backup

I'm afraid I messed up my Iphone. I plugged it into my computer for the first time ever. It prompted me to backup so I did (silly me). At the end of the back up it prompted me to log in with my ...
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Corrupt camera video file of 4s

I have a iphone 4s and i had captured some video from my phone. Than i have connected my phone to my pc and i have cut and paste all video and images from my phone to my pc. When the videos and jpgs ...
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Rsync with Linux server: special character problem

I have a problem with using rsync for backuping files on my remote linux machine to my Mac. The first time all is well, but apparently there is a problem with special characters between the mac and ...
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To exclude bak files in Finder's search?

I create bak files after every Perl operation. How can you exclude all bak files in your Finder's search?
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Best way to recover/restore Time Machine Backup to a second HD?

My Macbook HD got corrupted and it couldn't be repaired. Being a 2011 Macbook model, I decided to buy a SSD to be the primary HD and a second 1TB to be used instead of cdrom (using a kit from ...
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Apple Mail: All the mailboxes seems to be empty?

I have installed a new HDD on my Macbook Pro. I can't reinstall OS from the Time Machine Backup, it reports an error, and asks me to run the install again. It is the same every time I try. I have now ...
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Can I back up a single folder on time machine?

Basically, I do a lot of work from home, some of which is confidential work. My company has a policy which restricts me from using any form of 'Cloud' to back my files up, so I have set up my time ...
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Format, clean install, & restore iPhone 3GS

I have been using iPhone 3GS for almost 3 years now, and the phone has got pretty slow. I understand that there are many reasons for the phone getting slow, but I want to try to improve its ...
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I think my HD is failing. Can't backup files from recovery mode. How can I preserve my data?

I'm really worried, and I'm hoping that you guys can help me salvage some files. Here's what happened: This morning I woke my iMac up from sleep, but it was hardly responding. I would click something ...
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Time machine drive used for time machine before..can it back up a new drive without erasing?

My MacBook Pro drive died a few months ago. Thankfully it was fully backed up to an external with Time Machine. I seem to grab something from the backup every week from various libraries, but I now ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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iCloud back up on iPhone 5c

If I back all my data on to iCloud will this free my memory on my phone as I only have 8GB and would like more pics songs etc , hope people can help!
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How to replace an old iOS backup?

I'm not able to create an iCloud backup for my phone, due to insufficient space. I have 20 GB of iCloud space, currently mainly used by the backup of my iPhone (11 GB): I don't really understand ...