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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 ...
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What impact will a dropping Internet connection have on an in-progress iCloud backup?

We are in an area where there is extensive construction going on so internet connectivity to our building is frequently interrupted. My iPhone 5 is set to backup to iCloud. I am connected to a local ...
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iPad: Using iTunes to restore causes automatic sync?

I had a iPad mini(miniA) several months ago, and I got a new iPad mini(miniB) recently. On miniB's first run, when I was asked whether to set it up as a new device or restore from a backup, I chose to ...
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Best way to remotely/offsite backup a Mac Mini file server? [closed]

I'm procuring a Mac Mini 10.8 server for a small workgroup (6 Macs) and want to ensure that the files stored on this server are backed up properly and offsite. Anyone have any recommendations? I've ...
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Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...
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Can an iPhone backup folder be retrieved after deletion on Windows?

I accidentally deleted my iPhone backup file from the backup folder. Where are other places a backup could be stored for someone using Windows and iTunes?
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Time Machine stuck on “Preparing backup” whenever returning from Boot Camp to OS X

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. Whenever I go into Windows 7 and then go back to OS X Lion, and then run a Time Machine backup, Time Machine is stuck on the "Preparing Backup" stage for a ...
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Time Machine is doing very large backups

Background: I bought new drive for Time Machine backup. First backup took about an hour and backed up about 80 GB (let's considered as good behaviour). Second backup was supposed to be above 70 GB ...
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Time machine out of space / Merging time machine backup

I have a 15 inch Mac Book Pro that is my main machine. At some point, in the second half of 2011 I purchased a 750GB external hard drive to configure Time Machine on my laptop. This is my main method ...
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Why is “Verify Backups” in the Time Machine icon menu disabled?

I learned in Upgraded to Lion: Time Machine spends a LOT of time indexing backup that if I hold down the option key and click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar, the "Back Up Now" menu item changes ...
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Why is m y iPhone backup so large?

I've already synced my phone to iPhoto and emptied the camera roll. There is no application data category listed that is more than 100 MB or so, and yet it says that the backup is 4.9 GB. There ...
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iPad locked up due to iCloud Backup

I have an issue with my iPad; it is locked up with the message that iCloud Backup has not been done in over 2 weeks. It won't do anything or go any further even when all conditions for backup are ...
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How can I find exactly what files are included in my last Time Machine backup?

I find that my Time Machine backup never passes an hour without backing up files, even if I haven't used the Mac. I've excluded .Trash and Downloads under my user folder. A typical hourly backup is ...
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Cloning an image from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro

I am getting a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I currently have a mid-2011 11" MacBook Air. I will be purchasing a Crucial M4 512GB SSD for the Pro and I want to clone my existing Air's HDD before I give ...
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New password after restoring iPod Touch from backup

I restored my iPod Touch from an iTunes backup and my old password no longer works to get into the iPod. Any idea how I can figure out what the new password is? How can I change it back to the old ...
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Time Machine after formatting still works?

I would like to format my mac, and be able to access old files, photos... from my previous time machine backup. I have backed up my mac with time machine and I am uncertain if after formatting I will ...
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Faster than Time Machine for Backup

I want to do a full backup of my Mac to an external disk AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Does that mean I should use something other than Time Machine or set some settings?
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Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
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Time Machine Backup at night only works when Laptop lid is opened

Important: I back up to a time capsule, via wifi. I set my computer up to automatically wake up at 2:58 AM. At 2:59 AM I run a script that launches "caffeinate -s", in order to prevent my MacBook to ...
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How can I back up the phone numbers on my iPhone?

I've just synchronized my iPhone and backed up contacts in both Outlook and GMail. However, it has saved the email addresses only. How can I back up the phone numbers on my phone?
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Backing Up iTunes 11 Library

All the articles I've read suggest that the correct technique to make a local backup of my iTunes 11 library is to: Connect the pertinent device (iPod) Go to the Summary Tab Click "Backup Now" and ...
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Restoring Win7 image to new bigger partition in Mac OS Mountain Lion

I had 80% of my HDD for Mac and 20% for win7... I needed more space on Win7 so I did the following: Created disk image of Windows partition, using Mac's Disk Utility Used Boot Camp Assistant to ...
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Time Machine backup to remote disk at night

I would like to set up energy saving schedule such that my computer is woken up at 2:58 AM. At 3 AM, stuff that is really, really important to me is backed up to Amazon Glacier. I'd also like to ...
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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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New Mac cannot read my LaCie external hard disk and cannot do backup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Back up problem with hard disk LaCie and new MacBookPro I have a new MacBook Pro, OSX version 10.8.2, and I am trying to do a backup on my LaCie external hard disk ...
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TimeMachine restore issue

Times ago I did a "restore from time machine backup" in order to restore all my files on a new SSD I bought for my macbookpro (with OSX Lion), and all went fine. Today I installed Mountain Lion on ...
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Best way to back up old CD-ROMS?

I'm trying to backup all of my old backup CDs from over 10 years ago to simple DMG files on my harddrive - since CD's die (already have one that won't read) and they take up a ton of physical space! ...
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I backed up my iphone to move it to a new phone

all my contacts, notes and calendars are gone. when the iphone backs up does it copy everything? is there a way to get my important stuff back? note: I didn't check 'sync contacts, notes, calendars' ...
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Restore Things to iPhone from iTunes

I ended AT&T service with my iPhone, but would still like for it to be useful. When the service was ended, Things was in the process of being updated, and I deleted it from my iPhone (not iTunes) ...
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Data Storage Using Dual-Boot System

It's probably not pertinent, but I'm a Mac user since the 1980's. I freely confess that as a middle-aged dog I find it increasingly harder to keep up with the latest and greatest in available Apple ...
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Is it possible to reinstall Mountain Lion using Lion Time Machine backup?

I have an old MacBook which cannot run anything newer than 10.7.5 Lion. I do regular Time Machine backups to an external drive. I plan to buy a new MacBook Air, but I want to make the migration as ...
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Way to back-up phone numbers on iPhone?

What is a good service to back up my contacts on my iPhone?
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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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what are some good apps for backing up all iphone data to dropbox?

I'm already using the Dropbox iPhone app, but it only backs up my photos. Basically, I'm looking for the iPhone equivalent of the Android "SanDisk Memory Zone" app, which automatically and regularly ...