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

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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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iOS Backup: Restore single program's settings?

I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone. Both have the same certain application installed, but I want to transfer the Touch's app settings to the iPhone's app. I already downloaded the iPhone Backup ...
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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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Does loading a bootcamp partition in VMWare fusion affect Time Machine?

Recently I upgraded the RAM on my MacBook Pro and did a fresh install of Windows 7 using BootCamp. I partitioned 200MB out of my 500MB drive to be for Windows 7. I then had VMWare Fusion setup the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Backup Mac OS partition to NTFS: are there any drawbacks?

I need to backup Mac data into our NTFS storage partition. Are there any issues/drawbacks I should consider?
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Include additional data into iPhone backup files

I have two iPhone backups available, one recent and one older. Is it possible to inject/include/simply add content from my recent backup to the older one? So that when the iPhone is restored ...
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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 I prevent iOS devices from being backed up in iTunes when plugging into a friend’s computer?

Say you plug your iPhone or iPad into a friend’s computer. If iTunes is installed on this computer (which it will be on every Mac, for instance) it will automatically open and take a full backup ...
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Why is my Time Machine backup failing to fire at the hourly interval?

At some point after upgrading to Lion my Time Machine backups have stopped firing on the hourly interval. It works manually, but not automatically. It also works first thing in the morning when I ...
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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 do I access the user Library from a Time Machine backup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you access the user library on a time machine backup I need to access my library folder in a time machine backup that is from a different mac. How can I do this? ...
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What are the best disk cloning tools?

Money is no object. I want a bit for bit perfect copy of a hard drive/partition which is bootable (is either possible) to be used in a backup regimen. I have heard of some tools but your ...
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Proper backup procedure for upgrading to iOS 5?

I keep telling my Dad to upgrade his iPod touch from iOS 4 to iOS 5, and his response is "but I'll lose all my data". Can I be confident that simply backing up by right clicking in iTunes and clicking ...
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How do I restore a case-sensitive, journaled Time Machine backup to a case-insensitive, journaled filesystem?

I would effectively like to switch from a case-sensitive journaled filesystem to that of a case-insensitive journaled filesystem. Booting into Lion's recovery allows me to format the drive as I wish, ...
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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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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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Getting data from jailbroken first generation iPhone on new computer (screen is defunct)

I'm trying to get data (mostly photos and notes) from my first generation iPhone that is jailbroken (I believe it is on iOS3) but I am unable to unlock the phone because the right hand portion of the ...
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Backup Spanning Multiple DVD-Rs

Is there anything built into OS X Lion that allows you to have a backup that spans multiple disks? I've got about 80GB of files pulled down from our web servers that I'd like to get put on DVD-Rs, ...
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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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How do I remote backup while waking up my computer from sleep?

I am backing up remotely from a Macbook Pro to an external backup drive on a PowerMac G5 via Time Machine and AFP. When the G5 goes to sleep, the Macbook Pro can't back up because the drive is made ...
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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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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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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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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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iPhone backup not starting

After upgrading to iOS 5, I have some issues with my iPhone 4. I did not activate iCloud backups, preferring to keep them on my MacBook Pro, but when I sync the phone to iTunes the backup does not ...
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Encrypting/protecting Time Machine backup drive?

How do you guys secure/protect your Time Machine backup drive? Even though it's an external drive, it's still susceptible to physical theft though. What do you guys do for precautions?
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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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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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How do I restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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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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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 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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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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Can I backup my Time Machine drive to the cloud and restore it to any other drive?

I currently backup my Mac to a local Time Machine drive. I'd like to start periodically backing up that drive to the cloud, using an as of yet unchosen solution. Once it's backed up to the cloud, ...
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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 can I back up a computer with PGP whole disk encryption enabled?

My mac has PGP whole disk encryption (WDE) installed. I would like to back up my entire drive. However, the backup must also be encrypted (although not necessarily with PGP WDE). I need to be able ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Moving from Lion to Snow Leopard

So it turns out that I am not the greatest fan of Lion after all. Is there a way I can downgrade from the Lion OS to the Snow Leopard OS if I bought my laptop in mid 2011? There are plenty of sites ...
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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 can I get Time Machine to back up the contents of a File Vault while logged in?

Disclaimer: this question and answer are targeted to the Snow Leopard implementation of FileVault where the user home folder is only encrypted in a bundle. Lion's implementation of FileVault doesn't ...
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How can I un-jailbreak an iPhone 4?

I have purchased an iPhone 4 about six-seven months ago. Roughly two weeks into using it I have decided to jailbreak the iPhone for ideological reasons (I am not a big fan of The Man telling me how to ...
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Uninstalling OS Lion, and transferring photos to MacBook if full restore needed

I have, stupidly, upgraded to OS Lion on both my desktop and laptop. I've now done a hard restore on my laptop, back to Snow Leopard, and reinstalled my photo software, which wouldn't work with Lion. ...