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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.) ...
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How to backUp an iPhone with a black/blank screen?

Recently I dropped my iPhone 4 and when I picked it up the screen was all black but the sensor was still on. I called Apple and basically they said they can try to repair it or just buy a new one. So, ...
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How to save my app files and/or data from my iPad 1 whose screen won't turn on?

Backstory: I bought an original iPad when it first came out, my first Apple product, and it's been a great computer but recently it doesn't work anymore. Basically, the screen won't turn on. ...
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Can Time Machine be setup to back up only one folder?

I am beginning to make a project on my Mac, let's call it MyProject, and it's the only thing on this computer that is worth backing up. Therefore, I will only need Time Machine to back up just the ...
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Will time machine wipe out my old time machine backups if I move it to a new mac (or upgrade os x)?

I recently had the IT guys here at work wipe my hard drive and upgrade my mac to 10.8 from 10.6. And other than spending a few days getting it up and running again and spaces being jacked it is going ...
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What does deliver higher transfer speed for Timemachine backup to ubuntu? NFS or AppleTalk (netatalk)?

I want to do Time Machine backups to an ubuntu server. It is a hosted remote machine, not in my LAN. So far, I have found two approaches to realize the connection between the computer and the backup ...
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Missing backups from Time Machine

A have a MacBook running Mountain Lion that backups up to a Linux machine over afp (netatalk) using Time Machine. In Time Machine preferences I can see that the Oldest backup was on 5th March 2012 ...
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Where does iTunes store my iPhone and iPad backups?

Where does iTunes store data for iPhone and iPad backups? I know that—on a Mac—the following folder is ostensibly the only location. ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup I actually ...
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Huge time machine backup on NAS needs to be compacted

I am backing up to a QNAP NAS latest firmware using their Time Machine functionality which works great. I run VMware Fusion and learned that it isn't a good idea to backup the VM's. My TM backup for ...
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Is it possible for each of my iDevices to have its own iCloud backup?

But I would still like for all the devices to share a single iTunes account, so that I only buy an app once I want to be able to log into Find my iPhone with my main iTunes account and still see ...
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Backup files from recovery utility

My Mac seems to have given up. I have my important data backed up, but I have a few gigs of movies and music that I wasn't backing up. I can boot into the recovery utility and launch a terminal, ...
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Permanently save iOS backups

Whenever I connect my iPad to my mac itunes backs up it's current state. This is great and I want to keep it this way. Though it overrides the previous backup, which is ok most of the time, but now I ...
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Backing up a large sparsebundle using Time Machine

I use a large (presently 16GB) sparsebundle as a container for all of my professional work. This is convenient for me because it is an isolated, secure, "portable" entity where all of my work can be ...
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What to do when my Time Machine drive is getting disk errors?

My Time Machine drive is getting disk errors. I used Disk Utility and ran "Repair Disk" on my Time Machine partition (NOT the drive) and I got the error "Incorrect number of directory hard links" ...
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Backing up individual files with encryption

In addition to local Time Machine backups, I would like to automatically backup my working data from my Macbook to a remote FTP space. Because it's a location I don't control and sensitive data, I ...
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Having trouble deleting old Time Machine back-ups after a restore

Due to migrating several computers over time, my MacBook Pro was bogged down with lots (and lots!) of old apps, files, etc. that I wanted to get rid of. So, I backed up to Time Machine as usual, then ...
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Unable to uncheck the “Encrypt Backup” box, in iTunes 11

I am running iTunes 11, and have just plugged in my iPad 2 (running iOS 6.1.2) in. I would like my back-ups to be unencrypted, but I can't uncheck the check box that would allow me to, as you can see ...
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What impact will a dropping Internet connection have on an in-progress iCloud backup?

We are in an area where there is extensive construction going on so internet connectivity to our building is frequently interrupted. My iPhone 5 is set to backup to iCloud. I am connected to a local ...
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What does Time Machine back up?

Does Time Machine backup system files, kernel files and other OS-related files? I have corrupted system drivers and files and I want to do a fresh install of OS X but I also want to back up my ...
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Best way to remotely/offsite backup a Mac Mini file server? [closed]

I'm procuring a Mac Mini 10.8 server for a small workgroup (6 Macs) and want to ensure that the files stored on this server are backed up properly and offsite. Anyone have any recommendations? I've ...
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Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...
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New TimeMachine backup on the same drive

I have recently successfully cleaned my hard drive and restored data with the TimeMachine backup. Now I would like to prepare backup of "new" system. Do I have to clean the drive first?
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Time Machine wiped my external drive despite pressing “Don't Use”

I have an external hard drive(formatted as FAT32) that has been in use on/off for years. I even had backups on it (not using time machine). I mounted this hard drive, it was taking a while to mount. A ...
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Time Machine is doing very large backups

Background: I bought new drive for Time Machine backup. First backup took about an hour and backed up about 80 GB (let's considered as good behaviour). Second backup was supposed to be above 70 GB ...
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How to backup iPhone without first deleting all data?

So I bought a new iPhone 5 64GB and I enabled iCloud backup. For a while now it has not been able to backup my iPhone, since the 5GB of iCloud storage quickly ran out. I didn't feel like upgrading my ...
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Time machine out of space / Merging time machine backup

I have a 15 inch Mac Book Pro that is my main machine. At some point, in the second half of 2011 I purchased a 750GB external hard drive to configure Time Machine on my laptop. This is my main method ...
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Can an iPhone backup folder be retrieved after deletion on Windows?

I accidentally deleted my iPhone backup file from the backup folder. Where are other places a backup could be stored for someone using Windows and iTunes?
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Why is m y iPhone backup so large?

I've already synced my phone to iPhoto and emptied the camera roll. There is no application data category listed that is more than 100 MB or so, and yet it says that the backup is 4.9 GB. There ...
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Recover iPhone backup manually from iCloud

I had the misfortune of a stolen iPhone 4 a few months ago. In the interim I've decided not to get a new iPhone. I can view my iCloud storage page and see there is a 1GB file there. There are random ...
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How can I find exactly what files are included in my last Time Machine backup?

I find that my Time Machine backup never passes an hour without backing up files, even if I haven't used the Mac. I've excluded .Trash and Downloads under my user folder. A typical hourly backup is ...
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iPhone backup encryption with password cannot be disabled

Hi have backups which encrypted with passwords and i know the backup password, i can restore it. There is not any problem. But i want to disable encrypting backup with password, here is the problem. ...
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Cloning an image from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro

I am getting a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I currently have a mid-2011 11" MacBook Air. I will be purchasing a Crucial M4 512GB SSD for the Pro and I want to clone my existing Air's HDD before I give ...
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Time Machine after formatting still works?

I would like to format my mac, and be able to access old files, photos... from my previous time machine backup. I have backed up my mac with time machine and I am uncertain if after formatting I will ...
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Faster than Time Machine for Backup

I want to do a full backup of my Mac to an external disk AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Does that mean I should use something other than Time Machine or set some settings?
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How can I use Terminal to copy all files of a certain type from a failing hard drive?

I need to use terminal to copy my Pictures folder from a failing harddrive onto another drive, but I can't actually change into the folder and use just cp *.jpg ~/Documents. Is there a way to do this ...
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Any way to change the location of Time Machine local backups (./MobileBackups) to another drive?

I am running an SSD boot drive and a HDD drive on my Macbook Pro 5,5 and I obviously cannot have Time Machine filling up my SSD. I was wondering if there was anyway to have time machine create local ...
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Time Machine Backup at night only works when Laptop lid is opened

Important: I back up to a time capsule, via wifi. I set my computer up to automatically wake up at 2:58 AM. At 2:59 AM I run a script that launches "caffeinate -s", in order to prevent my MacBook to ...
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Time Machine stopped backing up my iPhoto library a year ago, lost all photos

I recently got my iMac's HDD replaced and when I restored my computer, every single Time Machine backup stretching back to last October contained the same size iPhoto library (+/- 100MB), which was ...
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Restoring Win7 image to new bigger partition in Mac OS Mountain Lion

I had 80% of my HDD for Mac and 20% for win7... I needed more space on Win7 so I did the following: Created disk image of Windows partition, using Mac's Disk Utility Used Boot Camp Assistant to ...
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Extract Camera Roll from iTunes backup

I had to restore a friend's iPod because they forget their passcode and they lost their camera roll. I can't restore FROM a backup, as the backup has the forgotten passcode on it. Anyways, on my Mac ...
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Enable Time Machine to backup an SD Card?

Time Machine does not allow the inclusion of an SD Card in a backup. It is automatically listed in the exclusion list and cannot be removed. Is there any way to force Time Machine to 'see' the SD ...
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Time Machine backup to remote disk at night

I would like to set up energy saving schedule such that my computer is woken up at 2:58 AM. At 3 AM, stuff that is really, really important to me is backed up to Amazon Glacier. I'd also like to ...
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New Mac cannot read my LaCie external hard disk and cannot do backup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back up problem with hard disk LaCie and new MacBookPro I have a new MacBook Pro, OSX version 10.8.2, and I am trying to do a backup on my LaCie external hard disk ...
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TimeMachine restore issue

Times ago I did a "restore from time machine backup" in order to restore all my files on a new SSD I bought for my macbookpro (with OSX Lion), and all went fine. Today I installed Mountain Lion on ...
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Best way to back up old CD-ROMS?

I'm trying to backup all of my old backup CDs from over 10 years ago to simple DMG files on my harddrive - since CD's die (already have one that won't read) and they take up a ton of physical space! ...