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How do I create and save multiple iPhone backups in iTunes?

I had a near death experience this weekend. After purchasing a new 13" MacBook Pro I migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro over to the new one and in the process with iTunes ...
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Reinstalling my Windows machine and wanting to preserve iTunes backups

Is there a way to preserve the backups from all my iDevices stored into the iTunes folder - photos, audio notes, SMS etc. and move them to the new Windows installation. Is this possible? How?
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Why does my phone say I can't backup to iCloud even after deleting lots of video?

I have an iphone 4s and I got an error message saying it can't do a backup because I have more than 5 GB to backup (more details listed on my question here). When i go into the detail i see that the ...
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Cannot read internal hard drive

My MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) would not start up and the apple service guy suggest me to take the internal hard drive and back up the data to another computer using an external hard drive ...
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Can you use an iMac backup for a MacBook Pro?

Just curious: Is it possible to use a backup from an iMac on a Time Capsule to restore a MacBook Pro with the same items? It seems like it would be possible given that all it really backs up is the ...
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how do I create an ISO/CDR file from a hard disk?

Presently I am attempting to back up my whole computer's primary hard drive to an ISO file. When I attempt to do this using Disk Utility, I perform the following steps: Open disk utility and choose ...
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Is it safe to delete the contents of Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup if using iCloud?

My /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup is 5GB and I'd really like to reclaim that space if I can. I back up my iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to iCloud, so is there any ...
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How do I restore itunes library onto another computer

I followed all the steps as suggested for backing up and restore iTunes library in the apple support website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1751 but I have problems with the 'choose library' part in ...
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Will I lose my game saves when I downgrade to iOS 4 from iOS 5?

I have just recently upgraded from iOS 4.3.5 to iOS 5.1.1 on my 3rd generation iPod touch, but it seems that my iPod is slower and a little unresponsive, so I want to downgrade back to 4.3.5. I want ...
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Dedicate 1 ethernet port on Mac Pro to internal backup volume?

Is this possible? I'm using a Mac Pro as a home (Lion) server, connected via ethernet to a gigabit switch. One internal drive is reserved for network backups from local users via Time Machine. All ...
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Is it possible to retrieve a single application from a Time Machine backup?

I've got a Time Machine backup from an old machine. I don't want to over-write all the content from the backup, I'd just like to retrieve a couple of applications that were on my old machine - ...
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access iCloud backup app data

How can I access the iCloud backup app data, i.e. the app data from my iPhone? E.g., I would like to make a local copy of it on my computer (without accessing the iPhone directly, i.e. really just the ...
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Western Digital external hard drive is constantly ejected

I have a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive that I use for Time Machine backups, and recently my iMac has started to randomly eject the hard drive, preventing backups. It tends to happen while ...
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How do I back up my old iPhone 4 onto a new Mac?

As it said, i recently got a new apple mac and I want to backup my old iPhone onto it because i have a new iPhone 4S which i would like to get up and running. I have all of my music and photos onto ...
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Can I restore data backed up from a newer version of iOS?

I have a 3gs with iOS 5.1. I backed up my data, and wanted to restore to my new iPhone 4, with iOS 5.0.1. Somehow, I was not given an option to restore my backup. Is it possible to restore backup ...
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Restoring to previous state: concerns with Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine conflict

One week ago I experienced an odd and catastrophic failure of my MacBook Pro. The details of the failure are not important, and the relevant parts have been replaced, among them a new HDD. Side note: ...
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How can I automate keeping historical versions of iOS apps on the Mac?

I find that iTunes management of backing up Apps isn't ideal for a number of reasons. It will happily keep a copy of the most recent App in it's own area within the iTunes library, but it's archival ...
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How to backup Store Apps?

I have been searching and I didn't find an optimal solution for my problem. I have some apps purchased from the Mac App Store (Pixelmator, GarageBand), and other ones installed (Xcode). I want to ...
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What is the size of a typical iPhone backup to iCloud?

What is the typical size of an iOS backup stored to iCloud? I currently backup my iPhone and iPad to iTunes. I'm considering switching the backups to iCloud, but I am not ready to purchase one of the ...
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Does an iTunes iOS device backup include everything on the device?

Does an iTunes iOS device backup include all of the application data on the device? I assume it doesn't include a second copy of your iTunes data as this is already on your Mac anyway. But I ...
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Too many apps; not enough space on my iPod

I have a new PC. I have never used auto sync because I have more data than space on my iPod and I swap songs, movies, photos, and apps back and forth. My new PC now has all my music and photos on it ...
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How to set up new iPhone without deleting its data?

I had my first iPhone synched with my Macbook, then I bought a second iPhone, a 3GS, and I still haven't synchronized it with my Macbook. In fact, I'm not sure I set this 3GS up with any computer at ...
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Can the iCloud apps backup of an iPhone be restored to a different iPhone?

The main or phone backup of my iPhone happened to my PC, but I had iCloud backup enabled for a number of apps (like WhatsApp, and others). My iPhone crashed and burned last week and Apple gave me a ...
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Mac OS reinstall - what to backup for manual restore?

In the next few days I'll have to reinstall my Mac OS/ Snow Leopard computer. I'm trying to figure out what to backup first. I’m not talking about the user data but rather OS specific things like in ...
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What tools exist to recover a file I clobbered using cpp in terminal?

I accidentally typed cpp Scriptname.py DestinationDirectory, intending to copy the Python script into the folder. I realized afterward that I should have used cp, but now my Python script is ...
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Do I need two partitions on an external drive when backing up using Super Duper! and Crashplan?

I have a 1TB external drive which I want to use as a bootable backup of my Mac. I want to use this same disk as a backup destination for Crashplan backups too. Is it possible to do this without ...
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Restoring from Backup error - cannot be saved to computer

I have all permissions organized and a single backup in the correct folder. I have 23 GB of space. I have an Iphone 4. I recently synced it and updated to the latest IOS. My contacts were lost, ...
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Backup/Copying external Hard drive to Time Capsule

I'm trying to copy everything on an External hard drive to my Time Capsule. I figured plugging it into the Time Capsule would be quickest. But if I start the copy on my Macbook (wireless) will the ...
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Complete iPad backup software without using iTunes, for Windows?

I'm searching for Windows software to fully back up an iPad. iTunes only saves those files which were transfered from the same Apple ID. I need to backup songs, apps and photos. Perhaps the e-mail ...
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Are TimeMachine backups password protected?

If someone was to steal my external hard drive would they need to input my password to be able to read the TimeMachine backup data on there?
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How to make secure backups using superduper?

I have made a bootable backup of my mac on an external drive using superduper. Is it possible to make this backup secure? Either by encrypting the backup or adding a password to it?
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With File Vault ON are time machine backups encrypted?

I have been using time machine to back up to a wireless external drive since I got my mac. Today I used filevault to encrypt my hard drive. Will this affect how Time Machine backs up my files? Will ...
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Backing up images that are in iPhoto Library

In my backup software, iPhotoLibrary is greyed out, so I can't select it to back it up. How do I select the iPhotoLibrary to back it up? (My back up program is Workspace Desktop (a Godaddy program). ...
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how to keep low-res photos handy, while archiving high-res versions?

I have a laptop with a 256Gb SSD that always seems to be full. A lot of my disk space is used by photos (in Aperture and iPhoto). What I really want is to have low-res versions of all my photos on ...
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How secure are iCloud backups?

Are iCloud backups encrypted, both when transmitted and stored? Is it possible for someone at Apple to access any backup made to the data enter? I have heard that when apps have been pulled from the ...
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Can I encrypt data on an external hard drive without reformatting it first?

I back up to an external NAS drive with 2 partitions, one using time machine and the other superduper to make a bootable copy of my mac. I would like to encrypt the data on there but from what I've ...
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Moving mobile sync to home laptop

My iPod Touch is synced to my work Mac. My iPad is synced to my home laptop. I want to move the Touch sync/backup to the laptop. If I copy the latest Touch Mobile Sync backup to the laptop will it ...
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Does SSH on Mac keep a local cache of data?

If I'm say, editing a file in VIM, the state of the remote machine needs to be sent to my Mac. I know that browsers cache images and such. Does SSH do the same? Are there any programs for Mac that do ...
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How can I programatically fill a flash drive with my latest photos from iPhoto?

Suppose I want to fill up a flash drive with the most recent photos in my iPhoto Library. I want to end up with an external drive that has all my photos in a single directory (no nested folders) ...
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Moving from iDisk backups to new online storage service [closed]

For several years I've been using Apple Backup 3 for my periodic backups and then uploading them to my iDisk. Since iDisk is getting the axe in favor of iCloud I need to find another solution for ...
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After iPad restore (from iCloud) apps still appear as 'waiting'

I just got the new iPad, and since I backed up my old iPad using iCloud, I restored from the iCloud backup. After restore, it restarted and began downloading all the apps. Now, I have all these ...
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How to force a Time Machine deep traversal?

After a few kernel panics and an accidental hot-unplugging of my Firewire Time Machine drive, I'd like to make sure that my Time Machine exactly matches my Macintosh HD, much like rsync -a. Is there ...
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Cloud Backup Options for HD Attached to Time Capsule

I connected an external HD to my Time Capsule and I've relocated my iPhoto and iTunes libraries to this HD. Time Machine is only backing up my computer's HD and I'd like an offsite backup of the ...
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An undefined volume appears out of nowhere?

Today, I noticed another mounted volume on my computer: This volume is the size of my whole hard disk. I can only see it in the iStat widget. I cannot see it in Finder or the Terminal. $diskutil ...
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Mac: back up to cloud storage or iPod

I need to hand back my current MacBook Pro, and setup up a new one. What I want is to save my all user-specific data and, maybe, all the programs installed (not necessary). I believe it is possible, ...
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iPhone 4 previous back up help

how can I view all dates of my previous back ups & how can I restore all of my lost photos without connecting to another computer? please say this is possible and help by telling me how I can do ...
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Extracting text notes from an iOS 5 backup file?

So, I have backuped my ipod touch ios 5, and downgraded to iOS 4.1 (the only with SHSH available) Now i can't restore my backup to iOS 4... I am only interested to my notes, do I have anyway to ...
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Discrepancy in iCloud backup sizes

After recently deciding to try out iCloud backups on my iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (both on iOS 5.0.1), I ran into a problem that's making it difficult to trust these backups. The "Latest Backup" for each ...
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Transferring PDFs from iBooks to your laptop/desktop

There are a lot of tutorials on how to load PDFs into iBooks, but none say how to backup or transfer them back to your computer. I understand there is a button to email them, but I probably have ...
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How to restore from a Time Machine backup when there is already a user account set up?

I can't figure out how to access my Time Machine backups since Apple replaced a defective hard drive. Some Background: My setup: iMac 24" (Early 2009), 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo, OS X 10.7.3. I have been ...