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

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Enter passcode without touch screen [iTunes]

I have an iPhone 5, which has the screen broken, so I can not type the passcode. After connecting the phone to PC, I wanted/tried to backup the data that is on the phone. But iTunes says that I need ...
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How can I see progress in BackupLoupe?

I'm relieved to discover that BackupLoupe exists, probably for the same reason everyone else is: Time Machine Restores correct system errors but wipe all recent data from your hard drive. BackupLoupe ...
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Recover backup set up of two external hard drives

My backup set up consists on two external hard drives. They are named HDD1 and HDD2. This kind of set up what originally started by another question: Second HDD backup for OS X External HDD1 is now ...
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Can I use Time Machine for multiple different backups?

I have my Macintosh HD 500 Gb who backs up on two external hard drives (both 500 GB), so i have always two backups! But i have an other external hard drive (1TB) with a lot of footage on it which i ...
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Time Capsule appearing as Shared Drive instead of Device

Background I made some changes on my iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) recently, including removing a Windows partition. These changes which appear to have caused the machine to lose track of my Time Machine ...
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Loading photos onto Windows PC with broken iPhone touchscreen

I've cracked my iPhone 5 and the touch screen no longer works. Is there any way I can load my photos onto my laptop without getting the screen fixed? My computer runs the latest Windows and its a ...
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Moving Time Machine backup between two local disks results in full backup instead of incremental

The Problem After migrating the entirety of a a Backups.backupdb to a new hard drive as recommended by Apple by simply copy-pasting within Finder between two local disks, Time Machine encountered ...
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iCloud backup size after iPhone migration

I use iCloud backups for long time. When I started out I could easily backup a 128GB iPad Air and a 32 GB iPhone5s to the 5GB of default iCloud storage. I recently switched phone to a 64GB iPhoneSE ...
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Properly delete and then restore everything in iCloud Photos

Due to what seems to be a very unusual bug, the storage counter for my iCloud account is stuck thinking that I have occupied more Photos storage than I really have. I was briefly in contact with Apple ...
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Mac Multicast Imaging

So I am trying to come up with a way to be able to image multiple new Macbooks all at once using an image I created using AutoDMG. These Macbooks are wirelessly connected to the network and I want to ...
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Read specific file in Time Capsule from someone else's computer

I recently lost my macbook, and fortunately I have all my backups in a Time Capsule. At the moment I only have an old window PC, and a friend who has a macbook. The question is: how do we recover ...
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Persistant phantom volume mount points, how to prevent?

Every time I reboot my Mac a mount point for a drive I don't even have connected is recreated in my /Volumes/ dir. I can delete it, but next time I reboot it comes back. How can I find out what is ...
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Best file system for USB stick for backup purposes

I bought a 128GB stick to back up my MacBook Air (Time Machine). This way I don't need to re-format my external HDD I use for backing up files from my Windows machine. Since I won't be using the stick ...
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copyfile errors and dot files using rsync

I read @SwisherSweet's question of the fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another, along with @GrahamMiln's excellent answer. I'm in a similar situation where I ...
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TimeMachine backups on multiple volumes?

My TimeCapsule's file system got damaged and I lost my TimeMachine backups. It it possible to backup to two different volumes, for redundancy?
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AppData file recovery

My iPhone 5c created a new backup and now I've lost all my messages, including ones from a deceased friend. The AppData folder has 2 previous backups in it, both from earlier times in the day that the ...
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Can different user accounts have separate Time Machine Backup drives?

If I have two users accounts on one Mac is it possible to automatically use a different Time Machine drive for each user's data?
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data not backed up in media player

I use BUZZ Player as my music and video player with about 25 GB of data, but iCloud or iTunes does not back up the data. Therefore, when restoring to a new phone I need to reload manually all the ...
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“Backup Disk Not Available”, Time Machine can't find Time Capsule any more

I have a 2 TB Time Capsule and it was used by Time Machine for many months. Some days ago the Time Capsule was disconnected from its power supply and today is now connected again. Time Machine ...
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Time Machine partition won't mount in OSX El Capitan, but mounts in Bootcamp Windows 10

Not sure what happened. Two days ago I just did a Time Machine backup and today the partition won't mount. The external disk is a WD My Passport bought several years ago and total 2 TB. I partitioned ...
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Move user folder (HDD) back to main drive (SSD)

Since large SSDs were quite expensive a while ago, I've moved my User directory to a 1 TB HDD back then. Now I'm going to upgrade to a 1 TB SSD and am thinking about the best and safest way to move ...
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~/Pictures Bloated Size

I am planning on backing up my pictures When I got to ~/Pictures it shows 168.57GB Size and then two libraries iPhoto and photos as shown below. I thought these were just links so total of all my ...
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Will Time Machine store the same data twice in this situation?

I had 80 GB of movies on my internal HDD. Time Machine backed them up to an external HDD, along with everything else on my drive. I then moved those movies to another external HDD (which is not being ...
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Transfer the Whatsapp Windows Phone Backup file to Iphone

Is there any way to transfer the backup file from windows phone to Iphone 5S. Iphone whatsapp restore the data from icloud so is there any way to replace that file with the Windows phone whatsapp ...
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Is there really no way to force Time Machine to do a second, independent backup?

Edit: I originally asked this in terms of forcing TM to do a "full" backup. After getting answers about how every backup is a "full" backup, I realized I asked the wrong question. The problem is that ...
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Are Google services backed up by iCloud?

I saw that on my iPhone under iCloud settings Mail was turned off but under iCloud Drive it's turned on and Google Drive is turned on as well (didn't mess with those settings before). Are my Emails ...
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All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software

All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software! Is there a way to get at least my iPhoto Library back? I have not made a back up before. Thanks for your ...
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Local Backup Solution for iOS

Is there an enterprise solution for backing up iOS devices locally instead of the cloud and also does not use iTunes? The goal is to have pure backup and restore functionality without allowing users ...
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Unable to delete .Mobilebackups.trash folder

I've am trying to delete the .Mobilebackups.trash folder on OS X 10.11.4 (15E65) by following these steps: sudo mv /.MobileBackups.trash ~/Desktop/MobileBackupsTrash dragging MobileBackupsTrash to ...
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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 ...