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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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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 ...
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iPhone backup or sync issue “unknown error occurred (-50)”

I recently switched from iCloud backup to backing up to my computer since the iOS 8 update seems to have doubled the size of my backup and it no longer fits on iCloud. When backing up to my computer ...
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Time Machine is Determined to Delete Old Backups to Make Space it Doesn't Need

Okay, so my machine suffered a power loss this morning, and when Time Machine went to back-up it seems to have decided it can't trust the usual event log that it uses: 02/10/2014 14:56:43.351 ...
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Will i loose my data after upgrading [closed]

I know Yosemite(Leaving public betas) is yet not out but i am little curious to clear out few doubts before hand. I have bought my new macbook pro retina 15 inch so i am not aware about few things. If ...
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Get selective folders of Time Machine backup on a new iMac

I have a Time Machine backup of my former computer, but it's filled with stuff I don't want (someone said steamapps ghost folders?) and so I've installed on the new one a new version of Mavericks and ...
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Why can't I use iCloud to backup?

I am trying to sync my iPad running iOS 8.0.2 with my iCloud account and it keeps telling me that I need more space. I have deleted everything I can and deselected every single app from the backup but ...
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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What would the downside be of excluding “Saved Application State” from Time Machine?

I've noticed using BackupLoupe that stuff under ~/Library/Saved Application State/ pops up in my Time Machine backups. I can't find that much about this folder online, but one site describes it as ...
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iCloud backup won't complete

I'm setting up my parents' iPad (Retina, 3rd gen, iOS 8) and trying to enable iCloud backup. We've purchased enough iCloud storage space to back up everything, and I use iCloud backup on all my ...
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If iCloud backup is off, are the toggled items still being put on iCloud?

Could someone help explain the nuances of what is being backed up in a situation where I have deleted my iCloud backups and have turned off Backup, but certain items are still toggled "on" in Settings ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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How can I back up apps which are no longer available?

I have an old iPhone 3G I'd like to repurpose. I've got some apps on it which work fine, but the current versions in the App Store won't run on a device this old. How can I back up the phone and the ...
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Backup with time machine without format

I want backup my MacBook on my external Hard Drive, but when I trying to use time machine, it shows I should format my hard drive. Is there any way to give backup without formatting hard drive ?
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Can I back up my iPhone 5S to more than one MBP?

I have a 5S that's backed up to my home 13" MBP, as have every other iPhone before it. I am getting a 6, and want to back up the 5S to restore to the 6. I have a second MBP, a Retina 15", at work ...
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How can I backup or archive my iPhone messages? [duplicate]

I'm upgrading to iOS 8 and need to make some room on my phone. Under "Usage" (in Settings), my "Messages" is over 2 GB. I assume this refers to the Messages app, including iMessages and SMS. I don't ...
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Inheriting a backup on a server

SO! I've spent 2 days doing this so far and I've gotten so close to accomplishing my goal but I'm on the last step. I've attached my Time Machine HDD to my landlords Mac mini (So I didn't have to ...
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2012 iMac stuck at grey screen after reinstall, plus the inability to restore from backup prior to this. Please help!

Okay I'm just going to list out what has happened over the past 24 hours: Lost a bunch of files. Tried to restore from backup. After waiting for about an hour, it just randomly stopped at around ...
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What are my secondary backup options?

So we have a setup like this: His MacBook Pro with 1TB, about 30% used. Her MacBook Air with 256GB, about 30% used. USB2 drive with 2 x 2TB configured as RAID-1 ('mirrored for safety'), about 80% ...
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Time machine/capsule read-only error

I just got a new logic board installed on my Macbook Air (running OS X 10.9.4). Before the repair, I used a time capsule for backup (which has plenty of storage left). When my newly repaired MBA came ...
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Restore iMessages from Mac to iPhone

I was in the process of upgrading the software on an iPhone. For some reason in the process of updating this phone there was an error and the device completely wiped itself. Using the restore from an ...
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How do I tell if there is an iPhone backup in my iCloud account without the iPhone

A couple of months ago I had an iPhone. That iPhone was never connected to iTunes. It was configured to make backups to iCloud. It was stolen. Now I'm getting another, used iPhone from a family ...
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I cannot backup my iPhone 5

I have an iphone 5 that I cannot backup. I have tried to backup via icloud as well as via computer backup but neither works. When I try to backup to my computer I get an error that says iTunes could ...
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How to ignore second hard drive

I have a second hard drive in my macbook pro that is bootable into my older os install after installing a new SSD with a clean build of OSX Mavericks. When booted into my SSD, I want my old drive to ...
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How to access the internal hard disk with full permissions?

My Mac does not start anymore. The hard disk is stranded :-( Macs and gravity are not good friends. When starting on a backup disk, I manage to see some contents of the internal disk Macintosh HD, ...
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OS X Mavericks system restore from external drive using Time Machine

I have a 3TB Seagate USB external drive (MBR scheme), divided in 2 primary partitions: one of ~500 GB has been created and formatted on Windows using Paragon Partition Manager with HSF+. I did a ...
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How to Backup from OS X to a Windows Home Server

I have a Windows Home server in my basement that I've been using as a backup solution when I had a house full of Windows machines. Since making "the switch" to Mac, I haven't been able to find a ...
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Time Capsule external USB drive - as second Time Machine Drive?

I have a 3TB Time Capsule ac. Which is used for Time Machine wirelessly. I would like to connect an external USB Hard Drive to the Time Capsule and use it as an extension to TimeMachine to backup more ...
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Using Time Capsule to extend a BT HomeHub

I currently have a Time Capsule (5th generation mid-2013 tall one) and use it as my only WiFi and back up to it. I am moving house and will be getting BT Infinity (Fibre), so I will get a BT HomeHub ...
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View Security Logs from iPhone Backup

On July 22 someone at work got onto my iPhone 5s to get emails and other things off of it. They had to enter my passcode but because I used only a 4 digit code they could have watched me enter it in ...
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Reformat Time Machine backup drive back to an ordinary external hard drive

I have a WDC Passport external drive which I used as a time machine backup. However, I do not want to use it as Time Machine backup anymore, I just want to use it as a regular external hard drive. ...
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Mac Backup Software that can run from a CD/DVD

I've been googling around and I've found several backup programs for Mac like Carbon Copy, SuperDuper and ChronoSync. They all seem to offer the option to create bootable backups but that's not what I ...
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Make Time Machine backups erasable

An external drive has TM backups from two Macs running OS 10.6.8 which held thousands of files in common, one copy on each. Now I want to repurpose that drive, but keep a lot of the files from the TM ...
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How to combine an older Time Machine backup with a newer one

I have a client who was using a certain external drive as their Time Machine drive for a while. Then, they misplaced it. So, they got a new external drive and started using that. Now, they've found ...
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Network Time Machine backups, OS X vs. OS X Server

I'm trying to back up several notebook Macs in an office. I'm currently trying to backup various iterations of OS X (Snow Leopard through Mavericks) on client machines to a central Mac Mini running ...
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Do ZIP files preserve all HFS+ features, when created using Finder's Compress command?

Is it a good idea to backup a directory on a HFS+ filesystem by using the Finder's Compress function, and then copying the ZIP file to a FAT32 hard disc, or to Dropbox, etc? Or might that cause data ...
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Sudden proliferation of 'Too many open files in system' errors. Can't do backup

My computer is showing signs of impending hard drive disaster. Time Machine recently killed all my backups and has not cooperated since. I tried backing up with Super Duper, but it quit after about a ...
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License Keys not Transferred in Time Machine Restore

I have just restored a Time Machine backup to a new disk, and I am finding that I need to re-enter scores of licenses for specific applications (while others seem to be retained without issue). ...
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Time Machine was never set up

I can't find a disk to back up Time Machine files. According to this I need an external HD. I have imac 10.6.8. Various directions seem to say I can find a disc on my computer except I get no prompt ...