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

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How to backup an encrypted Core Storage volume off-site?

Given a hard disk with an encrypted Core Storage volume (but not the decryption password, because the backup service should not have access to that), how would one go about backing it up in a way that ...
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How do I restore a Deja Dup backup (done in Ubuntu) in Mountain Lion?

I have pretty much started from scratch on my new installation because I couldn't figure out how to restore the files I backed up on my Linux installation with Deja Dup. I have GPG Keychain access ...
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How to move all of my mails to external HD and make them appear only when its connected

I have 200 GB of mails, and I would like to place them in an external hard drive, and to make the appear, in the Mail.app, only when this external HD is connected. Is this possible?
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Permanently save iOS backups

Whenever I connect my iPad to my mac itunes backs up it's current state. This is great and I want to keep it this way. Though it overrides the previous backup, which is ok most of the time, but now I ...
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Why does Time Machine hang/freeze on “Backing up…”?

Lately, whenever I try to back up Time Machine to one particular external drive, it gets past the "Preparing..." stage (most troubleshooting documents talk about fixing problems with hangs in this ...
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icloud backup storage issues

I'm not able to backup my ipod because I have more than 5gb and don't want to pay more. I would love to just put my camera roll on backup, and I deleted the backup for everything else but it still ...
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Sharing large library of Photos and Videos (currently in iPhoto) in different macs at home

currently I have iPhoto on my mac (mountain lion). the library is more than 350 GB (and growing fast). It is only on my computer, but my wife wants to have acces to the pictures too, not only ...
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Why am I getting a “session could not be started with the iPad” error when syncing?

This morning while trying to sync my iPad I started getting the following error from iTunes: iTunes could not backup iPad because a session could not be started with the iPad I've tried the ...
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Time Machine doesn't backup folders with same name as user

Let's say my OS X user's folder is called Attila and I have a folder with the same name in a folder, e.g. ~/Xcode/Attila/. Now, if I do a Time Machine backup, the ~/Xcode/Attila/ folder won't be ...
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How do I get TimeMachine to backup a FUSE filesystem?

I have - /Users/me/Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ADocument ... /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/ /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/AnotherDocument ... TimeMachine will happily backup /Users/me/Documents and ...
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GitHub-Style Collaborative iTunes Backup?

Alright, here's a funny question. I'm a DJ, and I use iTunes locally on my MacBook Air for my music. I also have my backup hard drive, to which I have copied my iTunes library to as the master ...
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Saving Photos in iPhoto to a flashdrive or other device

I would like to back up my photos from my iPhoto Library (right now, I have about 8,000) and all I have available at the moment is a 10G flash drive. Eventually, I would like to buy an external hard ...
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What are the downsides to using time machine?

I hear a lot about the good aspects of using Time Machine, particularly the fact that it's so easy to use that people actually do backups! What are the downsides to using Time Machine compared to ...
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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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Is there any Cloud Storage GUI for Mac?

On my iPad, I have GoodReader, as well as ReaddleDocs, and both allow me to connect to a large assortment of Cloud Storage providers. On my Windows machine, there are the Cloudberry Lab assortment of ...
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Time machine backup is very slow (new TM drive and large amount of data)

I have data (mostly photos) on an external WD 2Tb drive (about 930gb) I have just installed a 3Tb Lacie drive and want to use it as the TM drive to back up the external WD drive and the Mac HD (very ...
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Wipe iphone, switch carriers, get new carrier-locked iphone, restore?

Let's say I have an AT&T iphone 5. I regularly back it up with itunes. I decide to switch carriers to Verizon. I wipe my iphone, sell it, and get a brand new Verizon iphone 5. Can I simply plug ...
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Should I stop using my Mac while the hard disk is being cloned?

As one of my backup solutions, I use an app (SuperDuper!, if it makes any difference) to make a clone of my Mac at the same time every evening. Sometimes I am still working at that time. What I want ...
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How should a user of OS X verify whether backed up data comprises everything required for lossless restoration?

I'm most interested in approaches that compare both: the original file the backup – after the time of backup. I'm aware of two approaches. Others will be appreciated. Less interested in ...
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New TimeMachine backup on the same drive

I have recently successfully cleaned my hard drive and restored data with the TimeMachine backup. Now I would like to prepare backup of "new" system. Do I have to clean the drive first?
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Uncompress (zlib) files that “S3 Backup” compressed to Amazon S3

On windows I was using "s3 Backup" to backup files to amazon s3. One of the options is to compress with zlib. As far as I can tell there is no mac version of this app. So now I need to figure out ...
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How would TimeMachine work with two external (destination) drives?

I would like to backup my data to two external drives. That way I would like this to work is that both disks should have have a full backup of my internal disk. Is this the way TimeMachine would work? ...
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What utilities should I put on an emergency recovery drive or SD card?

I've recently made an emergency recovery SD card for my MacBook Pro. Right now, all it has is a clone of the internal drive's recovery partition, and an encrypted sparsebundle with my 1Password file. ...
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Stolen iPhone 4 not synced with my PC: are my videos backed up?

Last week my iPhone was stolen when on holiday in New York. I have precious photos and more importantly videos of my son on there. I went to an Apple store in NYC and they advised that my photos ...
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Will updating my iPod delete my files?

I am going to update my iPod to the newest software and was wondering if this will delete the files? Most of my songs are from my old computer which I now longer have, so I no longer have the songs ...
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How can I “clean out” my Time Machine backups if Time Machine won't backup because the disk is full?

When Time Machine tries to make a backup, it informs me that it can't because the backup disk is full. What it's mostly full of (about 700GB of 1TB) is prior backups of the same machine. Time ...
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Are there any files which are NOT restored from a Time Machine backup but taken from the recovery partition?

I'll get a replacement Mac soon, so I'll have to restore from a backup. Apart from the home directory and the applications, does Time Machine also backup the usually hidden Unix folders like /etc, ...
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Why is it that I can no longer access some folders in my old time machine backups and how can I get access?

So I recently had IT reformat my Mac OS 10.6 laptop to put a 10.8 image on it. When I first got it back I could still access all folders in my old backups, including the Library folder under my old ...
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Accessing archive of iPhone backups?

So I dun goof'd up (tm) while updating a friends iPhone 4 to the latest OS. I obviously started by creating a back up of the device, but I think I messed up and after the device had factory reset due ...
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How to backup Airport Extreme USB drive with Time Machine

I have a drive connected to the Airport Extreme using its USB cable. I want to back up this drive using Time Machine (or some other practical method, though I trust Time Machine more than other ...
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Trouble backing up my Mac (with Time Machine) to my WD passport

I just bought a 1 TB WD passport (external hard drive) to backup my Mac. I'm currently operating on a Mac OS x 10.5.8 (Leopard) with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. To format the drive I erased ...
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Can a Time Machine drive have several partitions, or does Time Machine need the whole HDD to itself?

Is it possible to partition and external drive an use only one of the partitions for a Time Machine backup? Or does Time Machine need its dedicated hard drive? (I've never used Time Machine before.) ...
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Dual TIme Machine backups; “Delete all backups of a file” applies to only one drive? (Bug?)

Asked at Apple Discussions but the silence is deafening... I'm using two 2TB internal drives in tandem for Time Machine and deleted some files while in Time Machine. They deleted from drive A, but ...
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Time Machine backup is 10% of actual disk size

I used a brand new external HDD and had time machine do a backup. My HDD size is 481GB, but the only space used on the external HDD is 40GB. Under the users directory, I do not see my own folder ...
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How can I omit FCPX Render Files from a Time Machine backup?

I want to be able to add my Final Cut Projects and Events folders to Time Machine, but annoyingly Apple have decided to put a Render Files folder within each and every Events folder. Is there a way ...
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iPhone backup encryption with password cannot be disabled

Hi have backups which encrypted with passwords and i know the backup password, i can restore it. There is not any problem. But i want to disable encrypting backup with password, here is the problem. ...
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How to save my app files and/or data from my iPad 1 whose screen won't turn on?

Backstory: I bought an original iPad when it first came out, my first Apple product, and it's been a great computer but recently it doesn't work anymore. Basically, the screen won't turn on. ...
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Can Time Machine be setup to back up only one folder?

I am beginning to make a project on my Mac, let's call it MyProject, and it's the only thing on this computer that is worth backing up. Therefore, I will only need Time Machine to back up just the ...
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Will time machine wipe out my old time machine backups if I move it to a new mac (or upgrade os x)?

I recently had the IT guys here at work wipe my hard drive and upgrade my mac to 10.8 from 10.6. And other than spending a few days getting it up and running again and spaces being jacked it is going ...
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What does deliver higher transfer speed for Timemachine backup to ubuntu? NFS or AppleTalk (netatalk)?

I want to do Time Machine backups to an ubuntu server. It is a hosted remote machine, not in my LAN. So far, I have found two approaches to realize the connection between the computer and the backup ...
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Changing Apple ID on iPhone - how is non-iTunes data affected?

My sister's iPhone had been irreversibly damaged. When she got a new one some time later, she had forgotten her Apple ID's password and created a new one. I managed to reset the password just ...
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What to do when my Time Machine drive is getting disk errors?

My Time Machine drive is getting disk errors. I used Disk Utility and ran "Repair Disk" on my Time Machine partition (NOT the drive) and I got the error "Incorrect number of directory hard links" ...
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Huge time machine backup on NAS needs to be compacted

I am backing up to a QNAP NAS latest firmware using their Time Machine functionality which works great. I run VMware Fusion and learned that it isn't a good idea to backup the VM's. My TM backup for ...
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Is it possible for each of my iDevices to have its own iCloud backup?

But I would still like for all the devices to share a single iTunes account, so that I only buy an app once I want to be able to log into Find my iPhone with my main iTunes account and still see ...
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How select date of full backup to restore with Time Machine - NOT the latest backup

My hard drive died after files started disappearing for a couple days. I ended up getting a new Mac since the computer was old anyway. I'm worried that the last couple days of Time Machine backups ...
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Backing up a large sparsebundle using Time Machine

I use a large (presently 16GB) sparsebundle as a container for all of my professional work. This is convenient for me because it is an isolated, secure, "portable" entity where all of my work can be ...
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Account on Mac restored from Time Machine has FileVault turned off

My Mac book pro was stolen. ML 10.8.2. I successfully restored all system from Time Machine backup. I remember having turned on FileVault on my user account on original system. But on restored system ...
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Backing up individual files with encryption

In addition to local Time Machine backups, I would like to automatically backup my working data from my Macbook to a remote FTP space. Because it's a location I don't control and sensitive data, I ...
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Correct way to free up Time Machine space

I manage a Time Machine backup for a photographer. We had a 2TB drive for photos and a 2TB drive for the Time Machine backup of those photos. The Time Machine backup drive has run out of space and ...
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Having trouble deleting old Time Machine back-ups after a restore

Due to migrating several computers over time, my MacBook Pro was bogged down with lots (and lots!) of old apps, files, etc. that I wanted to get rid of. So, I backed up to Time Machine as usual, then ...