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

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Apple using Google Servers for iCloud Backups?

I was doing some QOS optimizing, when I noticed this oddity. 1e100.net being google owned, im curious why all my ios devices established a connection to this address when doing an iCloud Backup. Qos ...
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Where is my .bashrc file in a dd image?

I created an "emergency" image of my entire HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. I spent a lot of time fine tuning my .bashrc and .profile files, but I cannot find ...
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Switching original backup from Timemachine

Im using the WD My Passport for Mac, and I recently formatted my entire computer. If I use this same harddrive to back up on time machine(with the old backups), will it mess anything up as it might ...
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iCloud Backup won't work on new iPad mini

Got a new iPad mini. When I tried to set up from iCloud backup it tells me my iCloud is empty. My old iPad shows I have 16.7 GB available out of 20 GB in my iCloud account. I backed up my old iPad but ...
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Software to backup recently modified files in few directories

I used to use this software which used to pick recently modified files from a configurable set of directories and back it up (into another synced folder inside Dropbox). The purpose is to recover ...
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Two Time Capsules with same disk name - Time Machine settings “mix up” targets?

I added a second Time Capsule to my network. At first I configured the MacBook Air to use it and everything went well. Then I configured a MacMini Server to use it and Time Machine Settings seem to be ...
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Problems with Apple Photos

I recently spent hours organizing my folders and files with Mac Photo on one of my Macs. Now, a few days later, all my changes are gone and everything is back to the way it was before the big cleanup, ...
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Omitting photos when backing up an iphone to a macbook with itunes

I have a 64GB iPhone 6 and a MacBook Air with a 256GB disk, about 20GB of which is empty. There are about 24GB of photos and videos on the iPhone, all of which have been imported into the Photos app ...
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Can I install an older OS X over a newer OS X without restoring from backup?

Previously I was running Yosemite. I upgraded to El Capitan and started having problems with an app I used regularly. The backup I have is OS X Lion. If I restore this backup, I'll lose a ton of ...
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Check how much GB time machine's backup need to be restored?

I have: Main: working copy of Mac OS X the capitan, in a 1TB hard drive, External: I have another external 1TB HD with the time machine copy, Next Main?: Empty 120GB SSD HD After deleting all the ...
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Should I be able to run disk utility on my Time Machine Backups?

Been having issues with Time Machine and backup so I ran disk utility on all my drives: iMac drive, iomega external HD and Time Capsule. When I run on Time Capsule I am getting a failure and this ...
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Is there a way to make a portable iOS backup?

I'm travelling and will probably get a new iPad (actually an iPad Pro - woo hoo) while I'm away. Is there a way to backup my current iPad, take the backup with me, and then when I'm near a laptop or ...
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Why is my Time Capsule backup getting stuck on “preparing backup” or “cleaning old backups?”

Had my iMac 2009 21.5" hard drive replaced a few days ago, from a 500GB to a 1TB. This was done by an authorized Apple repair dealer. I have been trying to run backups through Time Capsule but it ...
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Finder copying dialog freezing from time to time during transfer

I'm trying to backup 2tb drive I have connected to my mac to another drive using this enclosure via firewire 800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/M3QX2KIT0GB/ The problem is that from time to time ...
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Will my backup from previous iTunes v12 be available when I installed iTunes v13 on same laptop?

I have a back up of my iphone 5s on itunes 12.1.2 After buying a new iPhone 6s, I opened immediately my iTunes 12.1.2 and a pop up window said that I have to download the latest iTunes before it can ...
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Retaining current files in Dropbox after restoring Time Machine backup

My mac recently had a software problem and I need to restore a time machine backup to get the mac working again. I do not want to restore any dropbox files to their earlier state, especially since I ...
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Is there “danger” in removing Macintosh HD from my Time Machine as a back up? I want to use Seagate Backup Plus Drive

I'm a novice (obviously!), and my Seagate will not back up my computer because it says there is nothing to back-u since my Macintosh HD is in my "Exclude these items from backups" under "Options". ...
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Payment information

When I try to re download an app that I had already bought. Apple asks to verify my payment information. I go in to verify it and I don't want the payment information up. It say Visa MasterCard Amex ...
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How to backup live photo as 6s feature in dropbox or other

I found that live photo is not backup on dropbox or google photo can live photo (on 6s feature);only backup on icloud?
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Does a new computer require a new Time Machine drive?

If I buy a new iMac to replace an old iMac do I need a new or different HD for Time Machine?
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How to back up iPhone / iPad without PC or iCloud?

Are there ways besides iCloud or using a computer with iTunes to back up data on your iPhone or iPad? One way seems to be a USB flash drive with a lightning connector... But is that just for photos ...
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Copy Apps from iPad to PC iOS 9 [duplicate]

I have lots of apps on my iPad and I want to copy them to my PC, usually I'd just click transfer purchased in iTunes but now it's not working. I want to backup and restore my iPad because I've been ...
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How do I restore my iPhone 4 without backup?

I was just trying to put some new music on my iPhone 4 (just temp phone until Christmas), I have had it for around 5 months, after losing my old iPhone 4s 6 months ago. I thought the backup was for ...
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cannot turn off spotlight indexing on external drive

I know this question has been asked before, but the solutions suggested are not working for me. I just finished attaching a brand new external hard-drive and waiting for 14 hours for Time Machine to ...
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Rsync: run backups like Time Machine and prevent removing non existing remote files/dirs on local folder

I have this configuration: a NAS and a local hard drive on my Mac I want to backup incrementally, like Time Machine does. When I do this rsync command: rsync -va --exclude=.DS_Store --delete ...
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Make an XML iTunes Library working in a NAS server

I recently bought a QNAP NAS (TS-251) and everything is working fine. I'm now on the iTunes part of my setup and here is my tricky situation. I have a personal library I'm backuping that I would like ...
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Cant recover from Time Machine Disk because [UPDATE NEEDED]

I have an external drive with a bunch of backups and I want to make a restore from that disk. I've always been able to restore by starting the computer while pressing the option key and selecting the ...
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iPhone 6s won't backup to iCloud

If I do end up having to take this to the Apple Store maybe someone can lend me some insight on the problem so I don't look too stupid when talking to them. I've tried restoring from both iCloud and ...
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Switching MBP from hard drive to SSD

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP that I am wanting to last me a couple more years. It was suggested I get a SSD to replace my hard drive, so I bought it but need to know some stuff before switching to it. ...
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Time Machine over the network fails and reports incorrect available space

I use Time Machine to backup my iMac to a MacBook Pro which is running OS X server. Both are running 10.11.1; the Server version is 5.0.15. Time Machine had been running fine using a 4TB USB drive ...
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iPhoto to Photos issue

I just took my computer into the Mac store and had it upgraded to El Capitan. I had iPhoto on my old version, I believe it was Lion. Before I took my computer in, I backed my computer up to a Seagate ...
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New drive + new OS, but will Time Machine restore old OS?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and it was running OS 10.7. I use Time Machine regularly. Just had the harddrive replaced with an SSD and OS 10.11. If I restore from Time Machine instead of Migration ...
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Backing up External Drive without Time Machine

I'm not too familiar with Time Machine. I cannot recall if Time Machine creates full version-controlled images, or just changes what's different since last time. I'm interested in the latter, I ...
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alternative to lucky backup for osx

I used luckybackup on ubuntu to easily back up a folder. Is there something similar that I can use on osx? Time machine is not the same as I would be able to access the files from other os as ...
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Time Machine not restoring properly, System Preferences not saving or malware?

Yesterday, I wiped the drive on my Macbook Pro and reinstalled OS X 10.11.1 using Internet Recovery on my home wifi network (a Netgear router that had just set up before I reinstalled with my sister's ...
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Full, encrypted, point-in-time Mac OS X (including data) backup and restore employing Drobo as backup-storage device?

Summary I want to restore any of the OS and data files my Mac OS X computers to any previous state I "save" (aka "backup"), so I can revert back to a known-working software state when a change causes ...
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Parallels Desktop 9 Time Machine HDS backup is old

I had a problem with a Window XP VM and restored from Time Machine. Much to my dismay the backup is from 8 months ago. I looked at the contents of the Time Machine and I have about 15 copies of the ...
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Automatic move all mails to folder

I have a School email (Microsoft Exchange) which is limited to 350MB of storage. Therefore every month or two I need to move all my emails to the Mac drive instead of the Exchange server. One thing I ...
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Backing up the Settings of the File Shares on OS X Server 10.10

I have an OS X 10.10 Server serving out about 20-25 shares that rest on a RAID device. What I'd like is to have a second server on standby in case the first server fails but the RAID device doesn't. ...
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How to backup iPhone contacts (no iCloud, iTunes or App)?

How do you take a backup of Contacts data stored in the iPhone, without using apps, and without sending Contacts data to the "cloud"? I've devised the following: 1) Compose a new email 2) Switch to ...
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How can I copy 10GB files onto a 64GB USB drive?

I have Virtual machine images that I wanted to back up on a USB Drive so I bought a PNY64GB Drive which was big enough for the IE8 3.36GB pvm file as seen in details However when I try to add ...
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How can I restore user accounts from a Time Machine backup to different volume?

I have a mid-2011 iMac, running El Capitan. Everything (OS, Applications, Home Folders, and data) was on a single volume, a 1.0TB HD which failed. In addition to replacing the HD with a new 1.0TB ...
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Time machine stuck in 'waiting' when trying to restore

I recently updated to El Capitan and now when I enter my Time Machine click on past backups, it just sits there stuck 'waiting' and no files are visible in the backup. Any ideas what to do to be able ...
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iCloud storage doesn't add up

As you can see here, my iCloud storage doesn't add up. This also shows the same on my iPhone. As you can see, Backups still takes up 3.86 GB of space, even though I deleted it (because i had no space ...
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iPhone old backup

There are two backups shown in the ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup in my laptop. I want to restore the older backup from it using iTunes. How can I select one of the backups and ask ...
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iCloud backup space discrepancy

I'm having an issue with iCloud backups, in that there is a discrepancy between space used, and iOS backups present on iCloud. The below images show the issue: According to this image, I am currently ...
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How to exclude everything from TimeMachine backup except one folder

TimeMachine backs up all my mac and also if I have external hard drives will back them up too. My goal is to add some general exclusion list that basically stops it from backup my mac and ONLY want ...
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Corrupt Time Machine

I have an external disk partitioned in three /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.0 TB ...
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Trying to restore phone from backup, but can't update iTunes to latest version

I'm trying to update iTunes to the latest version in order to restore my newly repaired iPhone from backup. When connecting my phone to iTunes, a message box appears saying I have to update iTunes to ...
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Backing up and restoring iMovie projects?

I've got several iMovie projects and clips, etc. on my iMac running the latest Mac OS X El Capitain. I'd like to completely wipe the system and re-install OS X. However, is there a fairly safe ...