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

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Can the cp command be used to restore a hard drive?

My cousin contacted me for tech support because her computer was refusing to boot to the startup drive, and the issue turned out to be a corrupted drive that Disk Utility refused to fix, telling us to ...
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iCloud says that backups are using 3 GB of space, but there are no backups

My iCloud account shows that I have ~3 GB of backups, but when I check on all devices using this account, backups are off and no backups are showing. The storage bar. The backups list... empty!
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iOS Alarm app Labels stored in iTunes Backup?

I can't seem to find any iTunes Backup extraction utility that claims to be able to extract data from the pre-installed iTunes Alarm app (specifically the labels that are in each "alarm"), so cannot ...
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Find a list of recent iCloud backups

I want to see the list of the recent iCloud backups my phone has made. By going into Settings->iCloud->Backups I can see that my most recent backup was at 1:04am, but I would like to see all of my ...
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Camera Roll Backup and Auto Delete after backup

I have set several ways to backup my iPhone camera roll, but still I have not find a way which I look for. Anyone know how can I set iPhone to automatically upload new photos (screenshot included) ...
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Can I create a bootable VM from a Mac sparsebundle using symbolic links?

I'm trying to find a method for booting the sparsebundle image of my Mac inside VM software (VMWare, VirtualBox, doesn't matter), either by booting the sparesbundle itself or converting it to a VMDK/...
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If AirPort Time Capsule is compromised, will it disclose contents of encrypted backups?

I'm thinking about using an AirPort Time Capsule for my Time Machine backup. I would certainly use encryption, but I'm still concerned about sensitive backup data sitting on a networked routing device ...
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Cherry picking applications for a backup

When I started working at this company, they gave me a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011) hardly customized (new SSD, 8GB RAM, etc...) and 2 years after that it's getting kind of slow. It was another ...
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How can I back-up my OS X instance and Restore from mounted drive?

Synopsis I have been having trouble With my MacBook Pro (Mid '12, 15") I deployed tonnes of work Sunday evening/early hours Monday morning before I went to bed, leaving my MacBook running but ...
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How to find Time Machine disk image?

I try to compact Time Machine disk image but i can't find it. TM is in BackupDisk. $ cd /Volumes $ ls -1 Macintosh HD MobileBackups BackupDisk $ sudo ls -l BackupDisk/ total 0 drwxrwxrwx@ 0 root ...
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Is it necessary to have a TimeMachine backup of the Backblaze Directory?

Since I noticed TimeMachine continuously backing up large files, I had a look with tmutil compare to see where those files are located. Since I had not worked on my mac book air but used it to listen ...
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Backing up data

I have a script that used to run daily that looked like the following to backup my mac. Backup script pastebin As you see here, this script is TERRIBLE because it deletes everything in the folder ...
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Second HDD backup for OS X

I have a 500 GB Mac and set up Time Machine to do the back up to an external HDD (external hdd 1). All my files are also stored in the external hdd 1. I would like to have a second external hdd (...
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How to permanently archive Time Machine backup?

I have an external hard drive where my Time Machine backups are located. My OS is El Capitan. I would like to permanently archive this entire TM backup and move it to another hard drive, and it would ...
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Wrong file group for various files and folders after restoring from Time Machine

After I change to an SSD and restored my computer form a Time Machine backup, all the files and folders in my users home folder have a wrong file group. They all have the file group set to 503, which ...
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iTunes local backup of iOS device: can't disable encryption

I have a strange problem with iTunes local backup of an iOS device (an iPod, in this case). I know I've backed up the iPod to my computer before, but iTunes states, "Latest Backup: Your iPod has ...
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Access to MacBook Air backup files

I am trying to access some lost photos from a MacBook Air backup (I no longer have the computer). I am denied acess to pictures folder because I don't have permissions. How can I log in with password ...
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Can I upgrade from iPhone 4 w/ iOS7 to iPhone SE and iTunes restore?

Can I upgrade from iPhone 4 running old iOS7 to iPhone SE running iOS 9 and use iTunes backup restore functionality so that I don't have to reinstall everything?
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how do i backup my iphone 4 without knowing my passcode ? [duplicate]

i forgot my pass-code and I've never had the change to back it up until now, is there a way to backup without knowing the pass ?
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How to make identical rsync copy that passes manual MD5 checksum?

OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 rsync version 3.1.2 md5sha1sum installed Items that I’m trying to copy and verify is 10+ GB folder containing 5000 files and 800 subfolders. No system files. Not sure if the ...
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iTunes Backup security code not working [duplicate]

I have a backup of my iPhone 5 on my computer and I had a security code that I know I used but as I just got a new iPhone 6S, the backup is not working as it is stating the security number I am ...
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Migration merging of 2 backups running different OS X

I have a new Mac running Yosemite restored from my Time Machine backup disk and would like to merge/add apps from another mac backup with El Capitan as it OS X. Is this possible to do this while still ...
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Index partition on Time Capsule and open on Startup

I recently reinstalled the OS on my MacBook Pro. All of my files are backed up on my Time Capsule. However, as my Mac is now running a zillion times faster without all the files on it, I decided not ...
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Time Machine Network Connected to USB Connected Hard Drive

I have a Seagate 2TB hard drive that I connected to my router and have been using for Time Machine backups for the past two years. Recently I have disconnected this hard drive and attached it ...
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How do I backup 2 external hard disks to 1 external hard disk?

I currently own two 2 TB external hard disk and one 5 TB external hard disk. Is it possible to backup the two 2 TB external HDDs to the 5 TB external HDD using my Mac?
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Deleting photos from iCloud Photo Library without removing from specific device

I have a number of devices all syncing to my iCloud Photo Library.. which has now run out of space. What I want to do is have all of my photos in the Photos app on my Mac and delete older photos from ...
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El Capitan, can't rsync, tar, cp certain files on Promise raid

First off: I'm a Linux Admin, but have to do a few MacOS things around the place (had very little exposure to it previously). One of the tasks I have is to take a backup-copy of a 10TB Promise ...
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Moving iCloud Photo Library / incorrect metadata date

I want to move my iCloud Photo Library to my own server. I'm not really sure will I only use my cloud server for picture sharing or just use it as a backup, but still want to move this 120Gb into my ...
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My cracked iPad 2

I cracked my iPad 2 really bad. I cant see nothing but white shattered circles. I was wondering if I repaired it will all my pictures in the gallery will still be there?
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Choosing Restore Date in Carbon Copy Cloner

Using CCC, how do I restore my El Capitan OS system to a date of several days ago. I installed a flakey app. and I want to essentially backdate my system to before I installed it. Everything I can ...
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How to remove external disk backup from Time Machine?

On my Time Machine, I have a backup of my external disk. I want to remove it. I don't have that disk anymore and don't need data. Apple support page basically says enter Time Machine and delete the ...
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Iphone lost photos and videos when jailbreak

I need your urgent help. When I opened the photos app and I saw all of my albumns are gone but all the videos and photos are still in my phone. The problem started to happens when I use the jailbreak ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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Restore home from Time Machine local snapshot

I was playing with a Makefile and because of a mistyped path ~/.... it created a ~ folder. Well, I had the brilliant idea to do: rm -rf ~ instead of rm -rf ./~. I have a snapshot on Time Machine ...
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How to restore Yosemite's keychain information

So basically I was able to backup and restore past version of my keychain with Yosemite but now the fun is to use those data on El Capitan. I should have made a backup after migrating to El Capitan ...
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Backup picture using FreeFileSync

I would like to backup my pictures using FreeFileSync, I say pictures because i want to migrate both iPhoto and photos libraries till i figure which one i want to keep I have my reasons not to use ...
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Create a snapshot of Mac that I can restore from

What is the easiest way to create a snapshot of my Mac at its current state that I can use to do future re-installs from. I want to be able to get my Mac back to a state where all my required apps ...
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Infinite Time Machine Backup on Apple Time Capsule

I've got a (old "flat" version) 1TB Apple Time Capsule and I've configured my Macbook Pro (running El Capitan) to backup data on the Time Capsule, through Time Machine. From the top-right information ...
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How to pair data disks and Time Machine disks?

I want to setup my MacMini as a fileserver (similar to a NAS). I have 6 USB-HDD drives. My plan is: 3 drives - Data Disks 3 drives - Time Machine Backup How can I configure a 1:1 Time Machine ...
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iPad Update from iOS 6 -> iOS 8 and back again, possible? [duplicate]

I have an iPad 3 with iOS 6 which runs buttery smooth. I want to update to iOS 8, since I saw that it ran quite okay on my friend's iPad. My iPad 2 with iOS 9 has become unusable though, too slow, and ...
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Phone number in someone else's Apple ID, so how to get backup quickly. iCloud back not controlled by me

My iPhone, and iPad are controlled by ex who had control "briefly". I changed back to my original carrier, new number, used my Apple ID (iTunes ). Got iPad later, got iCloud account. Clearly my phone ...
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How can I ensure continuity of Time Machine history from Yosemite to El Capitan?

I know this is a notoriously difficult problem to solve on OS X, but I'll try again, circa El Capitan era. I have used the disk shown below as Time Machine disk with Yosemite. Yet when I select it ...
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Consequences of excluding applications from my Time Machine backups

After running Grand Perspective this week I've learned that a lot of the space in my Time Machine backups is actually consumed by application files. Xcode in particular is a troublemaker. The ...
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About This Mac > Storage shows 10GB Backups, but Time Machine is Disabled

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with my storage. About This Mac > Storage shows that there's ~11GB of Backups. Disk Utility seems to sort the same files as "Other". Googling tells me that ...
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Are there tweaks in Time Machine or VirtualBox by Oracle to make Time Machine better handle small files within a .vdi?

Within a very important VirtualBox, which was at the time approximately 400 Gigabytes, Time Machine is not backing many files inside this machine, for even several months, despite them being changed ...
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Setting up new iPhone 6 issues and major headaches

Old iPhone 5 16Gb all backed up on iCloud. Tried to set up my brand new iPhone 6 but turned out the last (manual) backup attempted on the 5 hadn't fully completed. Reinitiated a new mail backup on my ...
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What does “slide to upgrade” do?

On iOS 9, after restoring from a backup, a screen comes up that says "slide to upgrade." This doesn't update your iOS firmware, right? I imagine it just prepares your backup for iOS 9. Is this ...
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How do I reduce the size of my iPhone's projected iCloud backup?

Early in 2016, I (and some others I know) started to get messages about our basic iCloud Storage being nearly full, despite not having changed any of our normal practices (photo usage the same, app ...
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How to remove my local Backupdb.backupsdb?

On my local harddrive on my MBP retina (2014, 10.11.3) there is a Backupdb.backupsdb folder: drwxr-xr-x+ 5 root wheel 170B 2 Jan 03:32 Backups.backupdb/ I thought that folder only exists on ...
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Back up a network share with time capsule

I have a TimeCapsule with a 8TB drive in it. I have an iMac, a MacBook and a ubuntu server, that has the latest version of netatalk/avahi for AFP sharing. I want to store my Photos and Movies ...