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“Disk is read only” when doing backups to an external disk attached to a Raspberry Pi

I have an external USB disk attached to a Raspberry Pi. I've been making Time Machine backups without problems, but today I'm getting an error telling me that the "disk is read-only" and the backup ...
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Backup for downgrade from Mavericks to Snow Leopard on smaller Hard Drive?

This Problem might be very specific. After having been very happy with Snow Leopard for quite a while I am now seriously considering upgrading to Mavericks with my 2010 iMac. I would however like to ...
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(Custom Build) Super Time Capsule - am I missing something

I received an interesting request today. Namely, is it possible to setup a networked Time Machine to backup the Desktops of 11 workstations on a LAN. While I'm familiar with OSX, I haven't attempted ...
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Erasing iPhone and backup

I've got iPhone 4S and I wanna sell it...I have backed up contacts on http://icloud.com ...Does contacts remain on http://icloud.com after reseting all iPhone settings?
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Restoring to a 10.6.8 from Time Machine that backed up a 10.8 system

I spilled coffee on my Macbook Air and didn't turn it off in time. It's fried. I have a Time Machine backup of the entire system. I believe it was running 10.8 when it died. I want to format my old ...
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Broken hard drive or operating system

My MacBook Pro froze today. When the system is restarted, it goes directly to the OS X Utilities window. None of the alternatives seem to work. I don't have a Time Machine backup, so there is no use ...
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How to backup an iPhone, and restore it, with no side effects?

I need to restore my iPhone in order for my phone's carrier unlock to go through. What is the best method to do this? At the end of the restore process, I want the phone to be exactly the same as it ...
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Can't backup iphone to icloud

My iphone hasn't backed up to icloud in over 19 weeks. I have deleted hundreds of pictures, turned off Mail, Reminders, Safari, Notes, and Passbook and still it says there is no room. The only thing ...
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How can I move everything from my MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 to a new MacBook Pro without reinstalling everything

I have a MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 2012) that has my working environment set up - Parallels Desktop with Windows machine, some software for Mac and Windows. I am to start using a new MacBook Pro ...
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How can I select a complete folder instead of a single file while cloning user SuperDuper in OSX for backup?

I want to select the who lang comp lab folder for backing up (cloning) using SuperDuper software in OSX but it just allows me to select one file as an image. lang comp lab folder is inside mgserver ...
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External Hard Drive died – How do I recover those files from Time Machine?

My external hard drive, which I was backing up with Time Machine, finally died. I want to retrieve some of those files, but when I go into Time Machine I can't navigate to those files because Time ...
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A tricky Bootcamp/SSD problem

I have a 2009 unibody Macbook Pro 13". Last year I took out the optical drive, replaced it with the original hard drive and installed a 256GB SSD in its place. I then setup Win7 on a small (75GB) ...
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How can I automatically mount an external HD connected via USB to Airport Time Capsule every time I connect to my LAN?

I make Time Machine backups on an external 2TB HD connected via USB to my Airport Time Capsule. PROBLEM When I come back to home and I reconnect to my wi-fi LAN, Time Machine is not able to ...
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How do you make a complete backup?

On Android, you can use recovery to make a complete NANDROID backup, which when restored, is exactly the way you left the system. What would be the iDevice equivalent of this and how would one go ...
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How to use Time Machine to back up a partitioned drive?

My MBP was originally a single SSD partition, which I backed up with Time Machine to an external USB HD. I created a new partition on the SSD for Yosemite, and am running the MBP on 10.10, although ...
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MacBook Air serial number

I am seeking to find a Macbook Air serial number from within the backup files created by the Mountain Lion operating system and stored on an external hard drive. Exactly which file do I need to be ...
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Time Machine not backing up iTunes

I have a new quad core i7 MacBook and my Time Machine is not backing up my iTunes. How can I fix this? I did not have this problem with my older laptop with Time Machine
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Time Machine restores and network settings

Not sure if this has already been asked (I didn't find the question in my search) but I am really curious to know if a Time Machine restore restores my network settings. I have a broadband Internet ...
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iPhone FTP utility with automatic backup?

I am searching for an iPhone utility / application with an FTP client that can do automatic backup without user intervention. More specifically, I'd expect to configure the utility once and specify ...
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Backup Failed - Time Machine couldn't back up to “disk name”

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I bought a Nifty drive and a top of the line micro sd. When I shutdown my computer, turn it back on and go to backup no problem, but if the lid is shut and ...
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Cloud data backup tool

I'd like to automatically backup my mail (IMAP), my contacts (CardDAV) and my Calendar (CalDAV) from my provider to my local system. It should be a separate solution, nothing like "Export it from ...
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Accidentally clicked restore backup instead of backup! Can I still recover my recent photos?

I accidentally clicked "restore backup" on iTunes when suddenly all my latest photos were deleted instead my past and deleted photos and videos were restored back and I wasn't able to backup my latest ...
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How can I get my pictures back from when i backed up my iphone?

I reset my iPhone 4s a couple weeks ago to see if FaceTime would start working again (it didnt!). I did back it up before I reset it, but I did not import my photos to iPhoto as I always do. Is there ...
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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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Unknown email password required after selecting iCloud backup

While restoring or setting up an iPhone (new or old) and choosing a backup from list of provided backup in my iCloud, I'm shown to enter a password for kmward@roadrunner.com , which I don't have idea ...
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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 ...