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

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Automatic iCloud backup without locking iPad

When enabled, iCloud will automatically back up your iOS device when it is plugged in, connected to Wi-Fi, and locked. This is designed so it'll very conveniently back up overnight. However, I use a ...
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How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
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How to Automatic Backups of a MySQL Database

I am using the version of MySQL that came with Snow Leopard Server. I am running Time Machine on that server, but I know that it's not backing up the MySQL databases due to strict permissions issues. ...
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What's the best way to back up an external hard drive onto a Macbook?

A friend of mine has a Macbook Pro, and an older 80GB external hard drive. She is copying files from the external hard drive (which contains all her work) to the Macbook, but slowly because she's ...
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Backing up Homebrew Cellar

I decided to reinstall my Mac from scratch recently, and since then I've been working on ways to more effectively organize everything, image/partition my data and do recovery. I discovered Homebrew ...
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Does iCloud Backup store WiFi password?

I recall iOS5 beta1 does not do this which cost me scores of saved wifi passwords on my iPhone. Also another question says application keychain data is not backed up, just want to check if there's ...
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Time Machine, ZFS and deduplication

I'm currently exporting a ZFS partition with dedup=on using ubuntu-zfs and netatalk. However, time-machine insists on creating a sparsebundle on it, and it made me start wondering if this would have ...
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How do I delete an iCloud backup?

I just got a new iPad2 (upgraded from an iPad1) today and I was going to do an iCloud backup, but it says there is no more data for me to use. I want to either download all the data from my original ...
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How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
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Moved my time machine backup drive to another computer, can see it but won't recognise old backups

I've been using an external hard drive on my MacBook for time machine for a year or so. Now I have a Mac Mini too and have connected the external hard drive to that for the same purpose. I want to ...
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Do you have a backup policy that covers the Worst Case Scenario?

I've a lot of photos and videos of my children. I feel that losing those pictures would be a real pain for me and my family. In the past I use to make, from time to time, a DVD with all my digital ...
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Time Machine backup on per app basis with application preferences?

When backing up using Time Machine, all your applications are backed up along with their preferences. I know that the preferences are restored when doing a full system restoration. However, what if ...
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What's the best way to back up the list of installed apps on your Mac?

As I understand, Time Machine or for that matter, any backup solution doesn't backup your apps (for technical reasons, I know). So what's the best solution to remember/backup the list of apps you ...
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iTunes Match - No More Backups Needed?

I subscribed to iTunes Match the other day (it just came to the UK) and was thinking - now that iTunes Match is backing up my library, ratings, playcounts and all that awesome stuff, I no longer need ...
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Time Machine without Airport?

I'm a very new Mac user. I just bought a MacBook Pro and I'd like to use the Time Machine backup. Unfortunately, it seems like I can only keep my laptop mobile by using an Airport router. I was hoping ...
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How do I retrieve a specific photo from iCloud backup of my camera roll

I just received an iPad for Xmas. I took a video through the iPad camera, which was stored in my ipad camera roll. I turned on the iCloud backup of photos previously. Last backup was before I deleted ...
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Can I view what app data has not been uploaded to iCloud?

Viewing System Preferences -> iCloud on my Mac shows that I have 2.24GB out of the standard 5GB available, but each morning when I wake up I see an error message on my iPhone that 'There is not enough ...
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Syncing folders/directories in Finder

I manually backup my home directory onto an external USB drive. So far, I have to override everything data on each backup which, of course, results in long back up times. Is there a free and simple ...
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What folders should I be backing up? Are there any I should avoid?

I'm in the process of configuring a cloud backup for my OS X machine and am trying decide what folders to back up and whether there are any folders I should avoid. I have complete control, by ...
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What is a typical transfer rate for a Time Machine backup over FireWire?

I am doing a TM backup for the first time to a portable disk from my macbook Pro(mid 2010) over a firewire connection (both ends). The disk only contained a folder of around 20GB of manually backed up ...
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How do I rebuild my HDD/SSD from scratch without Time Machine on MacBook Pro?

Ok let me try and sketch the situation; Hardware MacBook Pro 17 inch (Early 2011), 1x 750 GB HDD + 1x 140 GB SSD OS Lion Just after I purchased my MacBook Pro I swapped the 750 GB drive for the ...
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Does Tivoli Storage Manager for backup get the details right?

I know that Carbon Copy Cloner, Time Machine, and other Mac-specific software goes to significant lengths to back up Macs correctly, with all the fiddly details right: permissions, file attributes, ...
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Use a network Time Machine drive locally

I typically backup over a network to a networked hard drive on another machine. For some unknown reason, backups tend to get incredibly slow over the network (the first few backups work fine and ...
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Time machine is not including new directories in its backup [closed]

My Time Machine is going for a year quite strong, but I recently noticed it is not including new directories in its backup. Basically new directories are being excluded by rule or error and I'd like ...
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Files on new computer are locked after using Migration Assistant and Time Machine

I have an MacBook with OSX and backed up everything in a Time Capsule with Time Machine. Now I bought a MacBook Pro with Lionn and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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Which iSCSI initiator should I use on Lion?

I am setting up a video editing / encoding workstation based on a mac mini and a freenas box for mass storage. We plan to use iSCSI to share the disk with the mac and had planned on using GlobalSAN's ...
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RSS reader and archiver application?

I am looking for a decent RSS reader app that would double up as an archiver. It would let me flag any posts that I find valuable for PERMANENT storage in a database. Even when the blog is no longer ...
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How do I change my TimeMachine volume in a script

I have a TM volume on my desk at work and I also have one at home. That way, I have a better shot of my data surviving a disaster. Right noow I have to manually change the TM volume based on where I ...
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Export and import data from iPhone after restoring with iTunes (or 3rd party apps)

I want to backup my iPhone to my Mac with iTunes, but the problem is I cannot backup because my iPhone needs to be wiped first but I have no backup data on my Mac and I don't know how to force it to ...
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Why does Time Machine only backup after a reboot?

I have a Mini running Lion Server that has a USB hard drive attached to it for backups. I also have a MBP running Lion that I've set to use that same drive as a remote backup destination over the ...
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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Remove backup on Windows PC iTunes

Now that iCloud is available, I don't need to backup my iPad to my Windows PC. Is it possible to remove backups from my PC or do I have to uninstall iTunes?
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How do you clone a drive encrypted with Filevault2?

Say I have drive A that is already encrypted with Filevault2. I want to make an exact clone of the drive to a different drive B. Every way I've tried so far decrypts drive A first, then clones, ...
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external hd mac ntfs 3g could not mount

I got an external hd "clickfree hd" but when trying it with my Mac I get the following error: ntfs 3g could not mount, error I have tried NTFS-3G, MacFuse and FuseOSX. I'm running Lion but this ...
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Stop my old iPhone from backing up

tl;dr How can I tell iTunes to not back up my old iPhone 3GS when I plug it into iTunes I have an iPhone 4S, and an old 3GS I'm using as an iPod touch. I asked the salesperson at the apple store ...
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Script that Automatically Does Something Every Day

I'm looking for a way to automatically run a shell script or command every time interval. I'm running a server and I want to backup some folders every day. I don't want to use time machine because the ...
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How can I regularly move movies in iTunes to an external drive?

I have been adding a lot of movies to iTunes lately. Problem is, the size grows very quickly. I appreciate having the metadata in one place, but I would want to move the actual files to an external ...
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How can I retrieve passwords from old keychain after a new install? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move items from old keychain to new keychain Having reinstalled a clean Snow Leopard. Is there a way to access the old keychain - I still have the old time machine ...
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How can I recover iPhone data lost after iOS upgrade?

I've had my iPhone 4 for about 3 months and when I connected it to my computer today I was prompted to update the iOS, so I did. But somehow I didn't realise that it meant I was going to need some ...
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What is an easy way to back up MacBook running 10.5.8?

What's an easy way to back up the files on a Macbook that is running OS 10.5.8 ? As far as I can see, I think iCloud only works with 10.7.2 and above, and MobileMe is not accepting new accounts...
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Can I apply my iPhone 3GS backup to my iPhone 4S?

As mentioned is a previous question, I made a backup of my old AT&T iPhone 3GS, then exchanged it for a new iPhone 4S at Sprint. They transfered over my contacts. However, there's a lot of other ...
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I synced my iPhone to my laptop. Can I safely wipe it clean now?

I'm planning to buy a new iPhone. I'm going to exchange my current one for the new one. Before I give the old phone to Sprint, I'd like to wipe it clean (by going to Settings > General > Reset, etc). ...
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How to backup iPhone to iTunes for the first time (data stored on the iPhone, not on iTunes)

I've upgraded to Lion OS X on my MacBook a while ago, but never connected my iPhone to iTunes for quite some time, however, there is no backup data on my iTunes but my iPhone has everything I need it ...
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New restored iPhone getting “iTunes couldnt not back up the iPhone because the backup session failed”

I looked everywhere and I can't solve this. I looked at Error trying to backup both iPhone4 and iPad (1) after 4.3/iTunes/XCode updates and didn't solve my problem EDIT: I have a used phone (1st ...
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What's the fastest way to get data off Time Capsule and onto an external drive?

I plugged an external drive into Time Capsule using the USB input on the back. Then I used Finder to move data from the Time Capsule's drive to the USB drive. Finder says it'll take over 24 hours to ...
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How can I image my Macbook Pro's hard drive prior to sending to Apple for repair?

I don't just want to back up my data. In case the hard drive comes back completely wiped I want to avoid the hassle of reinsalling everying OS X as well as a Bootcamped Windows install. What tools ...
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Is using Time Capsule better than using an external hard drive because it won't stress the hard drives? (for using Time Machine)

I just plugged in an external hard drive that has Firewire 800 and started Time Machine, but it seems that both the internal hard drive and external hard drive work frantically copying about 75GB of ...
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Is iCloud is not backing up my iPhone completely?

My iCloud is not backing up my device (iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.0) completely. When I try to backup my Contact List or Mails via iCloud; It only backups the newest added contacts or recent mails. ...
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What is the best way to backup photos & videos from iPhoto online?

I'd love to use Dropbox to back up all my photos and videos, especially from iPhoto. But I'm not exactly sure the best way to do this is, given that I know that my 2 computers with iPhoto directories ...
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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...