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Time Machine: Can I back up different clients to different disks?

I've got a Mac Pro that I use as, among other things, a Time Machine server. This is currently backing up three machines, including itself. Can I install two disks into the server and have Time ...
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Is there a way to backup Evernote to Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to use a little bit of the space in my Dropbox account to create a backup of Evernote. This way if anything happens to Evernote cloud service I'd still have access to the Dropbox ...
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How can I create a new iPad backup in iTunes after I forgot the backup password? [closed]

I lost my password for the backup of my iPad. I don't need to restore, just be able to make a new backup with a new password, preferrably without reinstalling iTunes.
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Restore user data, settings and apps from hard-drive copy

Here's the situation: My GF's MacBook Pro broke, OS would not start at all I inserted Knoppix Live CD, booted and just copied all of the files from her HD to folder on external HD I've reinstalled ...
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Time Machine - can it share external drive with Windows backups?

I just got a 2TB external hard drive, and I want to use it to backup my 3 Windows computers and my MacBook Pro. If possible, I would like to create 4 subdirectories on the external drive - one ...
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infection in ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxx

ClamX is finding phishing infection in the Backup folder on my MacBook Pro with 10.7. ~Library/Application Support/Mobilesync/Backup/xxxxxxxx Does this mean that either my iPhone or Mac is infected? ...
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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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How to make an iPad backup when buying a new device?

I'm going to resell my iPad 3 to buy a new one. I need a simple way to backup everything from current iPad to be able to restore to the new one. This includes iBooks library with pdfs aded from ...
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How can I combine text messages from my old iPhone with my new iPhone?

I just bought a new iPhone 5 and used it before restoring the backup from my old iPhone 4. Now I would like to restore the backup from my old phone without loosing the text messages already on my new ...
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iPhone encrypted backup password forgotten [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file I have forgotten the password used to encrypt my iPhone 4 iOS 6.0.1 backup. Is there any way to ...
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iCloud seems to delete Notes taken on my Mac when offline

I have just set up the Notes.app on my MBP (Running OSX 10.8.2) to link up with my iCloud account so that I could begin working with synchronised notes. I make a lot of notes while I am out and about ...
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Using Time Machine with Virtualization (Parallels, VirtualBox, VMWare, etc…)

Since a single small change to a VM file should (I think) cause the entire multi-gigabyte file to be backed up again, are there any ideas I can use to more effectively backup my machine? Assume that ...
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Backup MBP to a network attached Disk Drive

Im kind of stuck with this... im following this link? I get these errors that are in the image. aka they timed out for some reason. im upto 5b, stackexchange wont let me put a image... image ...
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Requirements for backuping large OSx to some larger external storage? Some easy Apple way to do it? [closed]

My iTunes stores my OS X, iPhone and iPad settings. I got this kind of problem in OS X that stores the essential things such as settings and backups. According to this thread here, I need to format ...
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How effective is a Time Machine backup?

I'm having a problem with Office not installing correctly and not being able to update. I have one last resort which is Backing up and formatting my system. However I would like to know how effective ...
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How to restore iPhone 5 from iOS 5 backup?

I had an iPhone 4 with iOS 5 which I regularly backed up using iTunes. Then I used a Android device for a little over a year. Now I'm back on iOS with an iPhone 5. So I'm trying to setup it with the ...
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How to jailbreak 2nd gen iPod Touch without losing data?

I have an 8GB iPod Touch 2nd Generation that runs iOS 4.2.1, and currently it is not jailbroken. I want to jailbreak it using redsn0w version 0.9.6b4. I have found these instructions, but I will lose ...
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if I restore from my cousins backup would it change my iOS?

Both my cousin and I have backups on my PC and we both have the iPhone 4. However, she has Sprint and iOS 5.1.1 and I have AT&T and 6.0.1. Could I use her backup to downgrade my iPhone to iOS ...
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What is the difference between using backup software and copying?

I acquired a backup program - SuperDuper! - recently, and ran it, backing up Macintosh HD to another partition. It seems to me like it just copied everything. My question then is: What is the ...
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ios restore to previous version/model - without jailbreaking the original?

My non-jailbroken iPhone 4S needs to go for a warranty repair, and I want to restore its data to an older non-jailbroken 3G or to another even older jailbroken 2G, but of course itunes refuses to ...
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Time Machine - Is it backing up system files, preferences, etc?

Problem My iMac is one which falls under a hard disk replacement program due to a possibly faulty disk made by Seagate in 2010. Because of that I will be soon sending it off to Apple for the disk to ...
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How to backup my iPhone 4S contacts to a CD?

Even though iTunes is backing up all my contacts while I'm syncing, the backup still exists on a computer. So I would like to make a backup on another physical medium, just in case my computer or ...
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What is the best backup strategy for macbook pro laptop?

I have a lot of data on my macbook pro retina laptop and i am looking for the best backup strategy. I have previously had a windows desktop with an external harddrive connected all of the time and a ...
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Time Machine thinks “Latest Backup” is same as current version even though its not?

I've noticed an interesting thing with Time Machine and how it compares the current version of a folder with the Latest Backup version. I have a folder with a single text file. For some reason, when I ...
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What to do when Time Machine backup is taking forever?

Yesterday I bought a 500Gb external USB drive for the sole purpose of backing up my laptop, which has 45Gb of data. After turning on Time Machine, it began the first backup, but after an hour or so ...
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Can I configure and start TIme Machine from the commandLine

I have a problem with my MacBookPro, the left click button on (any) mouse and the trackpad doesnt respond to any clicks, so the only thing that works properly is the keybaord. I havent been able to ...
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Need to restore applications folder from an old time machine backup

I have a macbook air running OSX 10.7.5. I have had a problem with the App Store not connecting. Apple could not resolve it, so I have done a clean install. Now I wish to restore various folders from ...
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Back up and shut down

At the end of the day, I would like my MacBook Pro to back-up to both Time Machine and Backblaze (or verify that it has done so) and then shut down. Could someone write please write a script that ...
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Why is my icloud backup taking so long?

I just created an icloud account and i am backing it up and it says it will take 3 hours. I have no pictures on my phone so i think its just backing up contacts, reminders, etc. Does anyone know why ...
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Time Machine deleting backups from several months ago (but not the oldest)?

During its "Cleanup" phase, Time Machine has recently been deleting backups from several months ago—even though these aren't the oldest backups, and my backup drive isn't full. My backups go back to ...
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DIY Fusion Drive: Adding Recovery HD to a CoreStorage Volume Group

After creating a "DIY Fusion Drive" using the methods below in 10.8, I'm now wondering how to add a RecoveryHD partition to the internal drive. Here's what I did to create a Logical Volume Group ...
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iTunes 10.7: Does listening to songs change their mp3-files?

I use iTunes to listen to music and I use Wuala to backup my mp3-files. Before recent versions of iTunes, I never had any problem with that. But with more recent versions (I don't know when it ...
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What exactly is included when I backup my iPhone 4 using iTunes?

I have read this question Does an iTunes iOS device backup include everything on the device? but it doesn't seem to be explicit/succinct enough and I can't find a clear list of what exactly is and ...
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Time Machine External Backup Disk Icon

I bought a new external hard drive to use with Time Machine: The Western Digital "My Passport for Mac" 1TB USB 3.0 Hard Disk Drive. This is the second hard drive Time Machine uses, the first one being ...
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iOS: Advantage of fresh install over backup restore?

Are there any advantages in setting up a new iPhone from scratch over restoring a backup of the old one? I have now my third iPhone and I always used the backup of the predecessor to get it set up. ...
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Can the SQLite databases that store iOS mail be exploited to back up messages?

Being the technical dude of the family I'm confronted with the following problem: An iPhone 3GS with iOS 3.1.2, the owner has a lot of old email messages stored on the device but has lost access to ...
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Time Machine Error - The backup disk is not available

Problem My automatic backups for my Macs have recently started failing with the following message (same error if I attempt to "Backup Now"): Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to ...
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Why are files moving to 'backup' in storage when I delete them off my macbook pro?

Back in the summer I bought an external hard drive for my MacBook Pro because I make videos on YouTube and they obviously take up a lot of space on my computer. The first couple of times I plugged the ...
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New Computer bought will information be deleted?

I bought a new computer recently and have not plugged my iphone into it yet. I had my phone synced with my old computer which crashed and cannot retrieve any information off of it including my music. ...
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How can I manage two different contact lists in iTunes?

I'm trying to work out how to best manage having two separate contacts lists, mine and my husbands, to back-up in iCloud and sync to our individual phones through iTunes? Could you assist with this? ...
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Spotlight's Privacy tab not backed up by Time Machine?

I just did a full restore from Time Machine and noticed that my Spotlight Privacy tab was empty. Am I correct in assuming that this information is not backed up by Time Machine? I believe it's stored ...
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Is there any way to backup an iphone *including* passwords and such?

My iphone 4 was backing up to the cloud. I got a 5, and did the entire restore process. I was irritated and inconvenienced to discover that my email account passwords and my google 2-step verification ...
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What setup is needed to stay backed up and online after retiring the TimeCapsule?

My friend has the following kit in the house (although not all at the same time): His MacBook Pro 15" with 500gb HD Her MacBook Air 13" with 256gb SSD Daughter's MacBook white with 500gb HD His and ...
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Can I use TimeMachine with a Thunderbolt hard drive?

The Apple technicians told me that I needed a specific device to use Time Machine... namely a wireless device that had a relatively small hard drive. Since I use Oracle Virtual Box and have very ...
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Almost all files are locked in my Time Machine backups?

For some reason my files are getting locked in my Time Machine backups. I mean, when you "Get Info" on one of them, the "Locked" box is checked. Folders are NOT locked, though. Is this normal? This ...
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Force Time Machine to perform a deep traversal?

How do I force Time Machine to perform a deep traversal? I've had this happen when I needed to once before, when it took about 120 minutes to go through 500 GB and Time Machine found about 10 GB worth ...
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What external HD can I use to my Airport Extreme Base Station for use of wireless Time Machine?

The title pretty much says it all. I currently have an Airport Extreme Base Station and I want to be able to use the USB port on it to hook up an external hard drive and use it as a wireless means of ...
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Can I restore from a 16GB backup to an 8GB iPhone

I recently switched to Verizon. My wife's phone was a 16GB AT&T iPhone. Verizon had the 8GB version for free with the contract. Is it possible to restore from the 16GB backup to the new 8GB ...
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Mac Backups - 5xMac's with a synchronized catalog?

I'm looking for a free or if not cheap solution to a situation we find ourselves in. Currently we have 5 designers all doing artwork throughout the day and then periodically, or when the mood takes ...
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Is is possible to add tag, notes or labels to backups made by Time Machine?

Is it possible to add label, tag or notes to Time Machine backups. Lets say after fresh reinstall of OS X - label it as "Base System 1" then after few days (at some point with more software/work) ...