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Continue managing external drive backups on a different computer

I have an external drive with data on it that is shared on the local network. There's another external drive that's daisy chained where backups are stored. The computer that was originally managing ...
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Does Time Machine run backups even when no account is logged on?

Does an account has to be logged on to trigger the Time Machine backup, or does Time Machine run without any session active?
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Is TimeMachine Apple's System Restore?

I have recently moved to Mac from Windows. Rarely I find that I may have to use System Restore to fix an issue that the OS has incurred. What I would like to know is whether Time Machine is the Mac ...
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Cloud-sycning MS Office documents on OS X/iOS

I understand that iCloud does not synchronise MS Office Docs. What other options are available to synchronise and back-up my MS Office Docs across MacBook, iPad, etc.
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How to access data in iPhone backup file directly

I have just gotten rid of my iPhone 5 but did a full backup of picture and such beforehand. I do not plan on getting another iPhone. Is there a way i can get my content back? I have the backup file ...
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Time Machine backup to Airport Extreme AirDisk

I thought it was NOT possible to use the USB hard disk attached to the Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) as a backup destination for Time Machine backups. This was mostly due to Google results as ...
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Change iPhone file permissions wihout jailbreak

I want to delete some apps (games) but backup their save game data. Since there's no way to save your saved game data the only way to backup this files is using something like iFunBox and copy both ...
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Older time machine backups not showing after renaming the backup HDD

I have a HDD for time machine archives. In Finder I renamed it, then made it start a new backup. Now none of the older backups show when I enter in Time Machine mode. I get why this is happening but I ...
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iPad stuck with “iCould Backup” message — can't use it!

Yesterday I opened my iPad to discover a weird message I'd never seen before on my screen, that I cannot get rid of: It prevents me from interacting with anything else on the screen! So I plugged ...
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Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”

I have a MacBook Pro from 2009. It came with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) but I upgraded to 10.8 (Mountain Lion). A few days ago, I tried to backup my files on an external hard drive, like I have ...
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Exclude apps from iPhone/iPad backup?

I own both an iPhone (4S) and an iPad (mini), running iOS 5 and 6 respectively. The two of them are quite filled with large apps (roughly 40GB in total) and thus my Macbook is getting crowded. This is ...
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restore MacBook from sparse image

I recently wiped my MBP hard drive as well as installing a new SSD. I have a sparseimage backup of my old drive (created with Carbon Copy Cloner) that I want to restore onto the SSD. I've tried to ...
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Time machine backup only on home network

I've set up my Ubuntu server at home to act as a Time capsule using this guide: http://alisnic.net/blog/use-a-ubuntu-as-a-timemachine-server/ It works very well, and I have two macbooks backing up ...
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How to backup an encrypted Core Storage volume off-site?

Given a hard disk with an encrypted Core Storage volume (but not the decryption password, because the backup service should not have access to that), how would one go about backing it up in a way that ...
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How do I restore a Deja Dup backup (done in Ubuntu) in Mountain Lion?

I have pretty much started from scratch on my new installation because I couldn't figure out how to restore the files I backed up on my Linux installation with Deja Dup. I have GPG Keychain access ...
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How to move all of my mails to external HD and make them appear only when its connected

I have 200 GB of mails, and I would like to place them in an external hard drive, and to make the appear, in the Mail.app, only when this external HD is connected. Is this possible?
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restore Mac OS Mountain Lion to factory settings without discs or time machine backups

I installed XCode 3 on Mac OS Mountain Lion 10.8 and now I am getting the Apple BSODs. Can I do a system restore without having the discs as I seem to have nothing to use, also I have no Time Machine ...
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Why does Time Machine hang/freeze on “Backing up…”?

Lately, whenever I try to back up Time Machine to one particular external drive, it gets past the "Preparing..." stage (most troubleshooting documents talk about fixing problems with hangs in this ...
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Manage iPhoto on external hard disk

Most of my Mac hard drive is filled with iPhoto pictures. I have an external USB hard drive. What to do? Just moving pictures from Pictures/iPhoto Library is not a perfect option as I want to have ...
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How do I get rid of my encrypted iPhone backups to start from scratch?

Is there a way I can delete all my encrypted iPhone backups for which I forgot the password, so that I can start backing up from fresh? At the moment I'm stuck in this loop (below) which I can't ...
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How do I get TimeMachine to backup a FUSE filesystem?

I have - /Users/me/Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ADocument ... /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/ /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/AnotherDocument ... TimeMachine will happily backup /Users/me/Documents and ...
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GitHub-Style Collaborative iTunes Backup?

Alright, here's a funny question. I'm a DJ, and I use iTunes locally on my MacBook Air for my music. I also have my backup hard drive, to which I have copied my iTunes library to as the master ...
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Saving Photos in iPhoto to a flashdrive or other device

I would like to back up my photos from my iPhoto Library (right now, I have about 8,000) and all I have available at the moment is a 10G flash drive. Eventually, I would like to buy an external hard ...
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Time machine error-1

How can I solve the problem - The backup disk image “/Volumes/Time Capsule de xx/MacBook Pro xx.sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error -1).
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Can i create my own back up iCloud account other than the one my ex boyfriend set my iphone up with?

When I first got my iPhone, my boyfriend set it up with his iTunes and iCloud account because I didn't have one of my own. We recently broke up, and he then changed the password for his Apple ID and ...
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Best rsync options to transfer data between two Mac

I am about to move my data from my old iMac to a brand new MacBook Pro. I would like to start over with a fresh install on B and copy just a subset of my data, reinstalling applications from scratch, ...
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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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Sharing large library of Photos and Videos (currently in iPhoto) in different macs at home

currently I have iPhoto on my mac (mountain lion). the library is more than 350 GB (and growing fast). It is only on my computer, but my wife wants to have acces to the pictures too, not only ...
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Time machine backup is very slow (new TM drive and large amount of data)

I have data (mostly photos) on an external WD 2Tb drive (about 930gb) I have just installed a 3Tb Lacie drive and want to use it as the TM drive to back up the external WD drive and the Mac HD (very ...
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Wipe iphone, switch carriers, get new carrier-locked iphone, restore?

Let's say I have an AT&T iphone 5. I regularly back it up with itunes. I decide to switch carriers to Verizon. I wipe my iphone, sell it, and get a brand new Verizon iphone 5. Can I simply plug ...
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Should I stop using my Mac while the hard disk is being cloned?

As one of my backup solutions, I use an app (SuperDuper!, if it makes any difference) to make a clone of my Mac at the same time every evening. Sometimes I am still working at that time. What I want ...
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Time Machine doesn't backup folders with same name as user

Let's say my OS X user's folder is called Attila and I have a folder with the same name in a folder, e.g. ~/Xcode/Attila/. Now, if I do a Time Machine backup, the ~/Xcode/Attila/ folder won't be ...
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How do I access the backup of my iPod Touch?

I backed up my iPod Touch (4th gen) a few months ago on iTunes. My iPod has subsequently died and I want to get at the photos and videos from the backup. But I can't seem to find them anywhere. Where ...
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What utilities should I put on an emergency recovery drive or SD card?

I've recently made an emergency recovery SD card for my MacBook Pro. Right now, all it has is a clone of the internal drive's recovery partition, and an encrypted sparsebundle with my 1Password file. ...
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Can I use TimeMachine only when on wired connection?

I have a server to which I am backing up a single MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion, via TimeMachine. I would like to only back up when the MacBook Pro has a wired connection to the network. The ...
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Remove unnecessary backups from TimeMachine to get space

I know that oldest backups are removed automatically when there is no space for new ones on TimeMachine. I use TimeCapsule also for sharing files on WiFi, so I’d like to free some space by removing of ...
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icloud backup storage issues

I'm not able to backup my ipod because I have more than 5gb and don't want to pay more. I would love to just put my camera roll on backup, and I deleted the backup for everything else but it still ...
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Stolen iPhone 4 not synced with my PC: are my videos backed up?

Last week my iPhone was stolen when on holiday in New York. I have precious photos and more importantly videos of my son on there. I went to an Apple store in NYC and they advised that my photos ...
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Are there any files which are NOT restored from a Time Machine backup but taken from the recovery partition?

I'll get a replacement Mac soon, so I'll have to restore from a backup. Apart from the home directory and the applications, does Time Machine also backup the usually hidden Unix folders like /etc, ...
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Why is it that I can no longer access some folders in my old time machine backups and how can I get access?

So I recently had IT reformat my Mac OS 10.6 laptop to put a 10.8 image on it. When I first got it back I could still access all folders in my old backups, including the Library folder under my old ...
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Create backup iPhone with forgotten encryption password

I'm trying to make a backup from my iPhone, however it's set to be password protected. I do now know the password, as I've never set one. I've tried all the passwords I know, which I've ever used to ...
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Accessing archive of iPhone backups?

So I dun goof'd up (tm) while updating a friends iPhone 4 to the latest OS. I obviously started by creating a back up of the device, but I think I messed up and after the device had factory reset due ...
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How can I backup my entire iTunes Match library to an external disk?

My built-in SSD is relatively limited when it comes to storing all my media files, which is why most of my iTunes library lives in the cloud via iTunes Match, for streaming on demand. In the near ...
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How to backup Airport Extreme USB drive with Time Machine

I have a drive connected to the Airport Extreme using its USB cable. I want to back up this drive using Time Machine (or some other practical method, though I trust Time Machine more than other ...
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Shortcut to eject all external hard drives but not MobileBackups

So far I've been using the following AppleScript to eject all external drives at once conveniently using a shortcut: tell application "Finder" eject (every disk) end tell This script is is ...
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How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?

I found my .MobileBackups folder quite large, it weights 160 Gi. Shouldn't the .MobileBsckups folder be wiped after the TM 'backup session'? Since I have backup done on my external drive how can I ...
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Dual TIme Machine backups; “Delete all backups of a file” applies to only one drive? (Bug?)

Asked at Apple Discussions but the silence is deafening... I'm using two 2TB internal drives in tandem for Time Machine and deleted some files while in Time Machine. They deleted from drive A, but ...
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How can I omit FCPX Render Files from a Time Machine backup?

I want to be able to add my Final Cut Projects and Events folders to Time Machine, but annoyingly Apple have decided to put a Render Files folder within each and every Events folder. Is there a way ...
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Time Machine backup is 10% of actual disk size

I used a brand new external HDD and had time machine do a backup. My HDD size is 481GB, but the only space used on the external HDD is 40GB. Under the users directory, I do not see my own folder ...
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Can a Time Machine drive have several partitions, or does Time Machine need the whole HDD to itself?

Is it possible to partition and external drive an use only one of the partitions for a Time Machine backup? Or does Time Machine need its dedicated hard drive? (I've never used Time Machine before.) ...