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Proper backup procedure for upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion

I'm rarely an early adopter of new software, but I'm taking the plunge today and buying Mountain Lion. I don't know if it will break anything important (I run a few rather obscure programs on my ...
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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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Rsync Backup Script

I'm having some issues backing up some data. Basically, I have FileVault enabled on my Macbook Pro and want to backup a folder I use - however, I don't want to use Time Machine (at work, I have one ...
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Can an iPhone be restored from an iPod Touch backup?

If I have an iPod Touch backup on my computer, can an iPhone restore from it? How about vice versa?
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USB vs FW400 for iMac G4 external backup drive?

I am setting up an old iMac G4 running Mac OS X 10.5.8 as a computer to back things up from my network. I.e. it uses SSHFS to mount network shares and back up their contents (about 120GB) to a ...
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How to get Time Machine disk to backup itself?

How to get Time Machine disk to backup itself (ie, non-Backups.backupdb on the Time Machine disk)? Specifically: I moved my /Users folder to a separate parition, a parition that also houses Time ...
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Facebook deleted email addresses from Contacts, how to restore?

Most of my contacts that I'm also connected with on Facebook, no longer have any email address in Contacts. Sigh! The problem is described here: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=13197 I ...
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Move external HD to a new drive, but have Time Machine think it's the same?

I have two external drives, one for data and one for Time Machine backups. Time Machine backs up both my internal HD and my external HD. My external HD is dying, so I bought a new one and plan to ...
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What should I do before I give up my iPhone?

I am changing jobs and so I am giving back to the old company an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5. I am searching for a To-Do list for things to copy from the iPhone to a Mac computer so that I don't lose ...
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Video backup solution in the Cloud

I'm about to purchase the new Macbook Pro with Retina display and I want to get the cheapest version. But it only comes with a 256gbyte hard drive. I probably use 30gbytes for all my data and ...
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iCloud Backup: “The last backup could not be completed”

I don't exactly remember when this started but my iPad running iOS 5 started not doing backups to iCloud. When I press the "Back Up Now" button it starts working for a few seconds but then stops and ...
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Need AirPlay and a network drive - is having two devices my only option?

I am replacing a PC in my house with a Macbook Air, and there are two primary functions that the Air won't replace: Streaming music to a whole-house audio system. A home-base for my main ...
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Clone the Windows partition with Carbon Copy Cloner?

I have bought a new Hard Drive and I want to switch from my old disk to my new one. Time machine will do the job for my Mac partition, but not the Windows partition I guess. So I'm looking for way to ...
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Should I use Dropbox or Aperture to back up iPhone photos?

I want to back up my iPhone 4 photos and have been just downloading them into Aperture and then deleting them from my phone. No desire to do any of the various sharing options, I just want to make ...
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How to make full back up of iPhone?

With iTunes popupmenu I have just restored my iPhone from a backup from March 2012. However all my apps made with Xcode was sadly not restored. How can I back up everything? Besides Xcode apps, ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Move an old Time Machine folder (NOT volume!) to a different disk

I have an old Time Machine backup that I moved from its volume to a folder on a different disk. Now I want to move it to yet another volume. The problem is that the volume where the backup folder is ...
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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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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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What does the error “iTunes could not restore the iPod 'NAME' because the backup could not be saved on the computer.” mean?

My iPod was acting up (the clock was going out of sync, it often became unresponsive to touch) so before contacting Apple I decided to try a Backup & Restore. I plugged in my iPod and pressed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deleting undated files from Time Machine

I just bought a new MacBook Pro with Lion. I restored my files and apps from the MacBook with Snow Leopard, etc., from Time Machine. All seemed to have uploaded correctly, but after using several ...
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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 backup all my jailbroken iPhone apps saves before restoring to new firmware?

I have a jailbroken iPhone (3Gs, iOS 4.0.1, bb 5.13.04). I want to get jailbroken & unlocked 4.3.1 , but I cannot do it in other way than restoring from custom pwned firmware, so all my saves and ...
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How to coerce Lion Time Machine into offering backup history migration?

This article describes a feature I heard about from multiple sources about an automagic backup migration process that Lion will do for you. Essentially, when migrating to a new machine, you can ...
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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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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 ...