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What folders can be safely excluded from Time Machine backup?

I want to know list of folders that can be safely excluded from Time Machine backups while ensuring that full restore can get me a same machine running immediately. The reason why I want to do this ...
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Some files are gone after recovery from Time Machine backup… WHY?

I tried to clean install my mid-2012 MacBook Pro Retina and then recover from my Time Machine backup. At first the backup looked like a success and the OS did boot properly. However, I found that ...
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Is is possible to fake a bonjour service identity?

I'm using Arq4 for backing up my data to a ubuntu server with ssh-access. Since Version 4 Arq supports SFTP storing. To speed up the inital backup process I attached my HDD to my Macintosh so Arq ...
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Invalid Argument using ditto

I'm using a backup script on my server that uses ditto and I keep getting the following error: ditto: /Volumes/BKP/Daily_bkp.051114/VM Share/Machine/Backups/backup_copies.cmd: Invalid argument This ...
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4s backup from 3gs

can I please ask, if it's alright if I do the backup from 3gs to iphone 4s? I mean, does it affect something on the iphone 4s? I read somewhere that the users who did this backup had a problems with ...
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Can I restore my new iPhone 5s 7.1.1 with my iphone 4s 7.0.4 itunes backup?

I have a 4s v7.0.4. I just bought a 5s and it was upgraded to 7.1.1, which I don't want. I did a manual backup of my 4s to itunes then deleted my 5s contents and settings and restored it using my 4s ...
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Why is cloning my MacBook Pro slower since I upgraded it to SSD?

Last week I replaced the 512GB 7200rpm HDD in my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD (Crucial 550). The performance improvement in most areas is welcome, but one thing is now considerably slower: my ...
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How should I restore a backup of my user account from a .dmg?

I have on my external hard drive a .dmg which is a backup from when my internal hardrive was breaking. Fixing the (internal) hard drive I then went on to erase it. And reinstall OSX in the process it ...
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How to properly backup OS X Server (Mavericks)

I've been reading various articles from a Google Search on this topic and it seems there is no clear solution as many debate what works/doesn't work. I'm hoping to get a definitive answer here. I ...
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iCloud Backup Restore 6.0 to 7.0 but not 7.0 to 7.1

Just for my knowledge and curiosity, not using iTunes backup but just over Wi-Fi: Why is possible to do an iCloud backup and restore from 6.0 to 7.0 and is not possible to do an iCloud backup restore ...
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Time Machine cannot find external toshiba hard drive after OS X 10.9.2 update

I used my Toshiba Canvio USB 3.0 external hard drive without any problems for the past year. Today, I received a system alert: Backup failed. The backup disk "Time Machine Backups" is not ...
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How to disable Time Machine for an external hard drive

My wife has a MacBook Pro and two external hard drives; both of which currently contain a Time Machine backup of her MacBook Pro hard drive. Now she wants to "turn off" Time Machine for one of her ...
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We share iCloud accounts on two devices, can both backup photos to iCloud?

Can 2 devices back up each one's photos with same iCloud account into iCloud?
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Time Machine backup to a networked (no Airport or Time Capsule) drive

I followed this tutorial to backup with Time Machine to a hard drive shared on the network (no Time Capsule, Airport). However, when I go to Time Machine and click select backup disk, it simply opens ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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missing contact data after transfer to new phone

Transferred data from iphone 4 to new 5s through icloud. Not all contacts or messages transferred. have been using iphone 5s for couple of weeks now. How do I now transfer all contacts, messages ...
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How to access husband's iCloud account?

I have been using my husband's Apple ID for my iCloud account. Now I have noticed that my iCloud backup is off and I need to turn it on. I need to access my account since my husband already changed ...
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Manually deleted backups on Time Capsule w/ Mavericks, but can't empty the trash - it keeps deleting then re-creating files

I followed the advice here on how to delete old backups on Time Capsule using Mavericks: How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?. But when I then try to empty the trash, ...
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Connecting Clash of Clans to Game Center without starting new progression

I have to restore my iPad but I'm afraid that I will lose my Clash of Clans progress. My village was link to my brother's Game Center and he has his own CoC. I created new GC account and tried to ...
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Setting up CrashPlan with NAS drive attached to Airport Extreme?

I have one of the new (well it's not so new anymore) Airport Extremes with ac wireless. I am using Crashplan to back up my data online, but I also want a more local backup -- so I would like to hook ...
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Unknow email password required after selecting icloud backup

While restoring or setting up iPhone (new or old) and choosing a backup from list of provided backup in my icloud, i am shown to enter a password for kmward@roadrunner.com , which i don't have idea of ...
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Time machine: exclude items causes long “calculating full size of backup…” delay

The preferences of Time Machine crash when I click options. This is what I did: I have a new hard disk to back up. I connected the hard disk to my iMac (Mac OS 10.9.2) I accept the invitation to ...
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Macbook pro keeps returning to login window

No matter what settings I apply within System Preferences, after a time of inactivity the login screen pops up. I'm attempting to backup to an external hard drive and create a time machine backup, but ...
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How to recover factory reset in iPhone 5 apps without backup

I forget my passcode and when I reset my phone I lost all my data, photos and apps. I was connecting to iTunes but I never backed up. How can I get all my photos and apps on my iPhone 5 without a ...
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Which directories should I back up to save all of my data?

Would backing up my home directory be enough or does OS X saves important files outside of it I should be aware of? This is not supposed to be a full OS backup, I only want my data. Applications' ...
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Will turning off Photo Stream make my Camera Roll not back up to iCloud?

If I turn my Photo Stream off does my Camera Roll still get backed up in iCloud? Me and my boyfriend share iTunes accounts. His friends send pictures back and forth and they show in Photo Stream. I ...
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Backing up to an existing Time Machine sparsebundle

I have been using OS X Mavericks Server Time Machine Backup service to backup my laptops. I recently had to move my backup sparsebundles to a new drive. I've reconfigured Time Machine server to point ...
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Non-Winclone Boot Camp backup solution

I have an 11,3 i7 iMac, from around 2010. I want to upgrade to Mavericks and do a clean install of both Mavericks and Windows 7 in Boot Camp - reformat the internal HD and repartition. I need a ...
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Backup NTFS partition with ‘dd’?

If I put an entire Windows 7 (bootcamp) partition using dd into a single archive, will a restore still be bootable? I just received a new machine with both OSes pre-installed, and I want to get a ...
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Backing up/Restoring Messages history on Mavericks

Is there some means of saving your Messages history on OS X and copying it to a new system without doing a full restore from a Time Machine back up? Doing some searching, I found the below and tried ...
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Permissions For Mounted Backup Disk

I just dropped a new SSD into where the optical drive was on my macbook pro. I did a clean install of 10.9, and i left the old drive as is without running migration assistance. My Old HD is now ...
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How to safely do a factory reset, lend my iPad, then restore it?

Someone wants to borrow my iPad2 and I'd like to make a complete backup of it do a factory reset let my acquaintance generate their own AppleID and use the device for a day after the device is ...
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After restoring from Time Capsule, a “Reset Password” button appears on the login screen

After sending my MacBook Pro out for repairs, I got it back as a factory reset, so I had to go through the process of restoring from my Time Capsule. After completing the restore, there's now a new ...
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Restored phone without backing up first

I have never backed up my phone (stupid, I know) and just upgraded to iOS 7. Unfortunately something went wrong and it reset everything. It gave me options to set up as new phone or a previous back ...
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Unable to create iCloud-Backup

i wanted to create an icloud backup for my iphone. after i started i lost my wifi connection because i left my house. after i came back i found out, that the backup failed. since then i was not able ...
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Time Machine backup of renamed computer fails

After getting a new MacBook Pro recently, I decided to reuse my old MacBook Pro as a home server. I reformatted the disk and reinstalled OS X, giving the computer a different hostname (let's call it ...
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How to transfer large files from Windows to OS X without SMB?

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 System Image Backup to new Boot Camp partition

I just got a new hard drive because the old one was going bad. I made a system image backup of the old Boot Camp partition and saved it to an external drive. Got the new drive set up, with Mavericks, ...
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Why won't Time Machine restore my files?

I replaced the hard drive in my iMac after making a time machine backup of the old drive. I've installed Mavericks on the new drive and booted with it. The old drive (time machine) is connected via ...
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Can I have two Time Machine partitions on one hard disk drive?

I know that someone can use a partition on a hard disk drive for Time Machine, but is it possible to specify more than one partition on a single drive for this purpose? The scenario: My partner and ...
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Error code 80070022 and 80070057 when trying to backup music from iPod Classic

I'm attempting to backup all of the music from my 80GB iPod Classic to my Windows Vista computer. My old computer (the one originally with the backed up music) died on me, so iTunes wont backup music ...
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Why do I need Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud?

What is the rationale behind requiring Wi-Fi to backup to iCloud from my iOS device? What is wrong with using 3G or 4G to backup?
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Time capsule not backing up

Since many days, my time capsule, isn't making any backups. I checked the light status and its green, when choosen the command for backup now, it spends good amount of time (10-15 min) saying ...
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Clean install of Mavericks via Snow Leopard using Time machine dat recovery

When purchased, my iMac came with Snow Leopard, plus installation disks, but I recently upgraded the OS to Mavericks, in order to use the latest iteration of Garageband, i.e. Garageband 10.1. ...
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iPad 3 - not automatically backing up (iOS7)

I have an iPhone 5 and a iPad 3, both running the latest versions of iOS7. Both are attached to the same iCloud account, which has just over 3GB free space. My iPhone is charged every night and ...
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How can I manage iCloud Backup?

My iPhone as well as mini iPad give me the statement "this has not been backed up for so many weeks as there isn't enough room in icloud. I am not as savy as I wish. I plug them into my computer and ...
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iTunes won't back up bc it's corrupt or incompatible [duplicate]

I can't back up my iPhone to iTunes and haven't been able to for almost a year. I updated my phone, I've reinstalled iTunes, |I've deleted the backups existing in the preferences. Any forum I've ...
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How does Time Machine deal with moved files

I have a large photo library (a couple of 100GBs of data) on an external hard drive, but I will need to move it to a different drive. When moving the files, will time machine try to backup up all the ...
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Where are file permissions stored, when itunes backs up an ios system?

One of my ios backups seems to restore file permissions incorrectly (one of the files is restored as read only, or maybe under an incorrect user name). Is there an easy way for me to fix this? Where ...
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Back up an external hard drive with video on it

Can I use Time Machine to back up an external hard drive that I use to store video on to another external hard drive without having to back up the Mac Book Pro as well?