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Does online backup work well for OSX?

My external drive recently died, and my local backup failed (a string of bad bad luck). Good thing I have offsite backup, done with one of those cloud backup companies (backblaze). Right now I'm ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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Is it possible to restore OS X .dmg file to External Drive?

I recently traded in my iMac with 1TB HDD for a MacBook Pro with a 256 GB flash drive. I want to restore my previous hard drive but obviously it won't fit on the new hard drive. Is it possible to ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Time Capsule Connection Failed after update to Mavericks

After I updating OS X to Mavericks, Time Machine backup stopped to work on Time Capsule. I am connected on internet through Time Capsule without problems AirPort Utility indicators are green with ...
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If I stay on 7.1.2 firmware, should I backup My Apps to Itunes?

I have an app installed on my device running iOS 7.1.2. Say I delete the app. In a few months I CANNOT download the app without updating to iOS 8. If I "backup the app" using Sync onto Itunes, can I ...
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How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
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Issues with Google + Auto Backup, how do I troubleshoot?

I'm trying to set up a Mac to auto sync pictures and videos already available on the Mac with Google+, mostly because they allow an unlimited amount of photos and videos to be uploaded as long as they ...
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What a major lag with syncing contacts on iphone!

I have iphone 4s (7.1.2 ios), itunes 12.0, Mac os 10.10 (Yosemite) I have connected iphone to macbook and in "Info" section checked "Sync Contacts" that means upload contacts from iphone to computer ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...
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How to reformat a time machine drive to use on a PC

My sister used to be a mac user and recently switched to a PC. She has her mac stuff backed up on two hard drives, one is formatted as a time machine. We've transferred all her important files to the ...
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Too-long file name: which iOS app owns it?

I have an iPhone that I back up to a Mac (via iTunes), and the backup is failing. The error shown in iTunes is useless, but the console shows this: Jan 6 20:53:58 aron-mbp.local ...
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iOS 8 Health data: backup and iCloud

I hat to bring in my iPhone for repair and I backed up all the data on iCloud and with iTunes (just to be sure). I then got a replacement phone for one week. I was not able to recover my Health data: ...
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Rsync with Linux server: special character problem

I have a problem with using rsync for backuping files on my remote linux machine to my Mac. The first time all is well, but apparently there is a problem with special characters between the mac and ...
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Increase size of sparsebundle for TimeMachine

EDIT: See my solution below!! I am using a sparsebundle store on a linux server. It worked well until today. Today Time Machine tells me that the size of the sparsebundle (500gb) is not sufficient. ...
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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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Migrate OS X using Migration Assistant and Time Machine - not enough space

I desparately need to migrate from Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on a rather old Mac Pro to 10.10 running on a new Mac Mini. To achieve this, I was planning on using the Migration Assistant (MA) tool with a ...
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Have a time machine drive automatically disconnect itself after backup

Ive got a time machine hd (its actually a samsung external hd configured as a time machine) plugged into an external monitor at work, when i connect my laptop to the monitor via 1 usb and 1 ...
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Disk Utility can't repair external hard drive, tried fsck whats the next step?

When I try and repair my external hard drives (I have two corrupt now some how both I think from improperly ejecting from the same machine), I get this message: Disk Utility can’t repair this ...
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Is Time Machine enough to backup everything before format? [duplicate]

I am thinking to make clean install the Yosemite on my Mac. Before that I want to ensure that everything that is on my Mac will be restored manually by me. Note: I want to do a Clean Install BUT, I ...
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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Remove missing pictures in iPhoto

My iPhoto (iLife 11, version 9.1.5) committed sepuku. No fear, I have backups. The backups I restored, instead of having 182GB of poorly taken pictures, ended up taking 276GB. Something failed with ...
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Shortcut to eject all external hard drives but not MobileBackups

So far I've been using the following AppleScript to eject all external drives at once conveniently using a shortcut: tell application "Finder" eject (every disk) end tell This script is is ...
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How to access data in iPhone backup file directly

I have just gotten rid of my iPhone 5 but did a full backup of picture and such beforehand. I do not plan on getting another iPhone. Is there a way i can get my content back? I have the backup file ...
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Restoring from Backup error - cannot be saved to computer

I have all permissions organized and a single backup in the correct folder. I have 23 GB of space. I have an Iphone 4. I recently synced it and updated to the latest IOS. My contacts were lost, ...
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iPhone 4 backup

I backed up my iPhone 4 and tried to restore it but it won't. When I looked at the roaming data stored on my computer the text message data has a different date. I need to restore these message any ...
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How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
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I think my HD is failing. Can't backup files from recovery mode. How can I preserve my data?

I'm really worried, and I'm hoping that you guys can help me salvage some files. Here's what happened: This morning I woke my iMac up from sleep, but it was hardly responding. I would click something ...
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iPhone 5 stuck on “your iPhone is being restored”

I got an iPhone 5 and restored it from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 4. Now when I look at the iCloud backup settings for the iPhone 5, it says "Backup options will be available when your iPhone is ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Preventing files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled

Is there any way to prevent files from being renamed when camera uploads to Dropbox is enabled in Mac OS X? By default all imported image files are renamed into their timestamps: I think to keep ...
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Does time capsule automatically back-up to cloud?

When I purchased my time capsule, I was told that it provides two terabytes of storage on the actual capsule and two on "the cloud". Does this happen automatically or do I have to set up something ...
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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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Do I have to restore my Mac if I've forgotten the admin password?

I've got an external hard drive which I've hooked up to time machine, I have multiple Mac's but the one in question I am unable to remember the administrator password, which is a pain when trying to ...
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Have TM treat a clean install as a new machine (keep the old backup)

I want to do the opposite of this question: Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history? I backed up my computer, erased the disk, and made a clean install of Yosemite. I want to make sure that ...
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Error when restoring a iOS 4.3.5 backup onto a iOS 5 device

I have tried several times with several backups, but i keep getting the message that the backup is corrupted or not compatible.
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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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How can I extract a contact’s assigned text tone from an iPhone backup or an Address Book database?

A couple of years ago I had a specific text-message notification sound set for one of my contacts. I realized the other day that, during some iOS upgrade or another, the custom notification sound had ...
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Time machine secondary backup - OS X keeps complaining about backup disk not available

I have a Time Capsule, which I use for regular backups of my Macs. In addition to this, I bought two external disks to use for offline backups. I have used Time Machine to do this, but it keeps ...
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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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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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I cannot backup my iPhone 5

I have an iphone 5 that I cannot backup. I have tried to backup via icloud as well as via computer backup but neither works. When I try to backup to my computer I get an error that says iTunes could ...
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Time Machine turns of automatically with sleep

Whenever my MacBook (with OS X 10.9.5) wakes from sleep i.e. when I open the lid I notice that "automatic backups" is turned off. I switch it on again but that setting just won't stick... Why could ...
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Can I use my 128GB macbook air to temporarily run a 512GB / 1TB back-up?

I was thinking what I would do if my macbook pro with 512gb storage failed, the technical service delays would certainly disrupt my workflow severely I have a macbook air that I use seldomly, in ...
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Can I create a backup about the same computer but with different op. system?

I have reinstalled my mac and I do not want to loose my backup disk created with Time Machine, but I want to create backup with recent setup. Is it possible to create backup with the same backup disk ...
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How can I retrieve files from a Time Machine backup done with Snow Leopard when my current OS is Mavericks?

I have a Seagate GoFlex home 2 Tb external drive that was installed on my Snow Leopard Mac and configurer with Time Machine. A year ago, due to issues with my Mac, the (internal) hard drive was erased ...
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Backup apps in ipa format on iphone no PC

I need to restore my iphone firmware on my work computer, without installing any other program other than the iTunes already installed on it. I'm wondering if there's some kind if app or jailbreak ...
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apple restoring photos problem

recently i've bought iphone 6 plus and have been taken photos using the new phone for a few days. then, when i use icloud and restore from backup (from my previous iphone 4) the photos in my iphone 6 ...
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On iPhone, don't backup videos in a video app to iTunes

I've got a video app, AVPlayer, on my iPhone. When I put videos in there, and then sync and backup to iTunes, the videos are also backed up. This can take up a lot of time and space to backup those ...