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Using Apple Time Capsule as Backup only

I had Apple AirPort Time Capsule which also has a 2TB hard drive for backup. Now I have another router and modem and don't need the Apple one as my main router but still can benefit from its 2TB space ...
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Can you backup/restore a Fusion drive with a simple 'dd' command?

I have a MacPro with two drives configured as a Fusion drive. It is worth noting that the HDD of the pair also has a bootcamp partition carved out. I'm nearly ready to upgrade from Mavericks to El ...
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Back up parts of my computer with 2 disks and TimeMachine

I saw a thread a bit similar. But it didn't quite answer my question: I need to separate the contents of my computer to 2 disks because there's too much data etc for one. (Well, I can get it all on ...
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Sparsebundle backups displayed as folders with cryptic name on network drive

I just updated from Yosemite to El Capitan. I have two backups, one being done with Time Machine and one with Carbon Copy Cloner. Both sparsebundles are stored on a NAS (Synology DS213). After the ...
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Any way to 'migrate' a Time Machine external for use with CCC?

I have an external which I'm using with Time Machine, and I'd like to 'migrate' it and start using just CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner). Is there a good way to essentially mv the contents of LatestTM to the ...
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Is removing network access to a shared Time Machine drive mid-backup similar to unplugging a physical drive?

I'm considering using FreeNAS to provide Time Machine network shares for Time Machine backups of 5-10 Macbooks. One thing I like about this approach is that users simply have to join the network ...
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Encrypted disk does not accept password on Mac

I made an encrypted backup disk, and I've entered the exact correct password a few times, but system does not accept it. Any idea what is going on? Strange on other backup disk behaves in the same ...
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How to change Time Machine settings of a partly broken OS (e.g. by manipulating configuration files)

I have a broken Mac OS 10.6.8 here. Startup is normal, login works, but most programs can't be started Repair of OS with install disks fails Backup via Time Machine is working System Settings ...
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Airport Extreme 11ac w/USB HDD: Time Machine not recognizing old backups

Some time ago I bought the new 802.11ac Airport Extreme (like the one pictured here). I connected a USB hard drive to the Airport Extreme and used Airport Utility to enable file sharing. I chose the ...
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Is it possible for iCloud to erase old data when getting a new phone?

I recently broke my iPhone 4s. I've never backed it up on my new laptop. When I got my new phone in (just another 4s) I tried re signing to my iCloud but it did not seem to work. I wondered if maybe ...
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Cloning Macbook Pro HD to external HD and still using it

I am still on Mavericks and want to upgrade OS X, but since I use a lot of audio apps, plugins etc that would break - I am looking for a way to clone my entire Macbook Pro 1TB SSD as it is right now ...
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After restoring my iPhone from an iCloud backup, all my photos are greyed out. How can I get them back?

The Problem I got a new iPhone 6 a while ago, and after restoring from an iCloud backup over wifi, all of the photos/videos in my Photos app show up grey. It's as if my phone knows the photos should ...
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How to recover from Time Machine “error creating the backup folder”

Today TimeMachine crashed: it isn't making backups... when I try to start a newbackup, I get this error: Time Machine could not complete the backup "Drive Name". Could not complete the backup. There ...
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Time Machine backup not progressing

I'm experiencing issues running backup on an external encrypted USB 3.0 HDD. The backup starts and stop proceeding random. I'd tried to wait many hours without any progress. For example in these ...
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Password protected drive gives error when moving from a time machine partition

Goal: Move from time machine partition Problem: Password protection gives an error. Partitioned my wd elements 500 gb into two equal sized backups, elements1 and elements2. I perform time machine ...
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Lost files due to Automator

I Lost My School Files! I made a short Automator workflow that simply gets my School folder, and moves it to the USB drive, thinking it would automatically copy over like a normal drag n drop would. ...
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If I erase my iPhone remotely, what happens to my iCloud backup?

My iPhone 5s just got stolen and I did all the proper procedures (activated lost my iPhone on icloud.com and cancelled my data with my carrier). Am I, by any chance, in risk of erasing my phone ...
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can I have mulitple apple ID's backed up to itunes?

My husband's iphone, my daughter's iphone and my iphone/ipad all have separate apple ID's - so we have 3 apple ID's in our household. I have itunes on my laptop and pack up my ipad and iphone ...
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How to specify backups destination folder in TimeMachine

In TimeMachine settings I can choose only device where to store backups. But I don't want to see backups in the root directory of my external hdd. I have directories like: - Backups - Movies - ...
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Is there a possibility to recover rewritten backup copy of an iPhone from iTunes?

Is there a possibility to recover rewritten backup copy of an iPhone from iTunes? The thing is, I accidentally rewrote the former backup with current and now need to get the previous one. Please ...
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Mounting Time Machine .sparsebundle fails

I have a Time Machine backup volume that is not mountable anymore. I tried to repair it with: fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk1s2 It showed the following error: ** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume. ...
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I can't transfer data from my hard drive (FAT32) to my laptop

I have been using this hard drive for a while now and recently I haven't been able to transfer files from the hard drive. I have stored close to 500 GB of data and now that I am trying to move some of ...
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not backing up after not doing proper ejection

I remember one time I was backing up my iPhone, I was in a hurry so I did not wait for to finish and I unplugged the phone without doing eject. Now I can't back up or even sync my phone to the PC. ...
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Backups references missing in iTunes but exist in \MobileSync\Backups\ folder?

Backups references missing in iTunes but exist in \MobileSync\Backups\ folder? Where & how does iTunes store its reference to the backups? Is there a way I can re-add those references into ...
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Will stored emails on mail app be lost if I restore from a IPSW

I no longer have access to the mail server to which my email client was connected. I am considering upgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 9.0 using an IPSW (not thorough the normal update which will take me to ...
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Can I recover iBooks PDFs from an iPhone backup?

So I have some PDF files in iBooks. Unfortunately, when I upgrade to a newer version of iOS, the restore didn't transfer those PDFs across. However, I have an older backup which I believe has them ...
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How do I get back my bookmark folder?

I accidentally deleted a folder I need in my bookmarks in Safari. I back up my phone using iCloud. How do I get this folder back on my phone now?
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Lacie rikiki (500GB) Time Machine

I have a Lacie rikiki (500GB) harddrive that runs on Time Machine, and have been backing up for a couple of years. It now says it is full, and that it will delete old backups in order to make space to ...
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Backup files from corrupt disk to usb drive in single user mode

I try to backup my files of a corrupt system. I can start into the single user mode and want so store my home folder to my backup system. To mount my usb drive I need to mount the root disk as ...
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how many times rsync read error repeat?

I run this command on terminal: rsync -r --progress /Volume/HD1/Dir1 /Volume/HD2/Dir1 The result: rsync: read errors mapping "/Volumes/HD1/Dir1/File1" : Input/output error (5) rsync: read errors ...
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download icloud backup files to pc

My phone broke and I can not afford to purchase a replacement but I need to access my information backed up on my icloud, How do I download my backed up iphone files from icloud directly from my ...
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Time Machine ridiculously slow after El Capitan upgrade

I recently updated to El Capitan, and told Time Machine to backup. It got stuck on Preparing Backup for hours, so I stopped it, deleted the InProgress file, rebooted and tried again. After ~30 mins, ...
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How to delete backups shown in about my computer

Storage section of about my computer showing about 2.86GB as backups. I never backed up anything. What is this backup? How can i delete them?
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Double Whatsapp Backup in iCloud

I am not sure if this is the case, but when you do iCloud Backup of your phone, it will backup Whatsapp. ( I am unsure if this include the Photos and Video ) Then Whatsapp itself has backup option ...
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Issues & Errors with Restore from ios7 Backup to ios9 on iPhone 5?

Steps & Insights: iPhone 5 GSM - iOS 7.1.1- 64 GB Backup using iTunes 12.3.0.4 on Windows 8.1 Pro Shift + Restore the Apple Firmware iOS 9.0.2 .ipsw file into iPhone via DFU mode Setup as ...
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Backup the Time Capsule itself

How do I (automatically) backup my Time Capsule? I'm worried that I will lose important data like photo's and video's when the harddrive of my Time Capsule crashes.
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Some items could not be downloaded from the Store

While I was restoring my iPhone from iCloud backup, I got a message: Restore Incomplete - Some items could not be downloaded from the Store. If they are on your computer, you can restore them by ...
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Could I connect a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine

I want to know if connecting a macbook pro to an external hard drive for use with time machine when I am not using it, at night, will work. If I then disconnect it in the morning (regardless of the ...
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Change disk quota for TimeMachine local snapshots?

I want Time Machine to create local snapshots. The only issue is I rarely have more than 20% of my disk free (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204015). Big media and temp folder are already ...
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iPhone 5 backup fails, both to iTunes and to iCloud, no 'zombie' apps found

I get basically the same error as described in the thread Can't backup iPhone 5s (iOS 8.4) using iTunes 12.3 (because an error occured) or iCloud backup using an iPhone 5 and iOS 9.0.2. It can ...
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Time Machine failing with (null) error

I'm getting the following after about half an hour of Preparing Backup: Setting security information: Operation not permitted Error processing extended attributes: Input/output error Error moving - ...
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Inspect the content of Time Machine single backup

Every time I make a backup with Time Machine, the size of the data backed up is always 2Gb+. I don't understand where all these data are coming from. Is there a way to inspect the content of the ...
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Would it work using Time Capsule both as Time Machine AND media container?

I currently have a Macbook Pro and Time Capsule 3TB (ac-wifi). The easiest solution for me would be to use the TC for both media storage AND backups via Time Machine. Would this be possible? I am ...
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How to ignore modification dates in a Mercurial repository when backing up with Time Machine

I have several Mercurial repositories, and as many may know, when updating to a certain branch (or merging), the repository also "updates" the modification dates to the current date and time. Since ...
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Is icloud suitable to store my photos as a backup

I'm trying to imagine what would happen in this scenario. I have all of my photos stored in icloud. On my iMac I have photos set to "Store originals" rather than "Store optimised". On my iphone I have ...
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What are the differences or similarities of using a journaling file system and Time Machine backups?

I want to know if using Mac OS Extended Journaled is the right choice for a MacBook Pro that would only be connected with the external hard drive at night. It does not make sense to me to have it ...
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Why doesn't Time Machine do scheduled backups after my Yosemite -> El Capitan upgrade?

Summary Since upgrading to El Capitan from Yosemite, Time Machine works manually, but automated backups and disk icons are no longer working as they should. Detailed Problem Description I have a ...
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Does iCloud Calendar Backup Include Local (Non iCloud) Calendars?

First, my basic question: If I have an iPhone and it is using a local calendar ("On This Phone", I think), and my backup is to iCloud, does that backup include the local calendar? Edit: to be clear, ...
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App or Service to Automatically Backup Photos in iCloud Photo Library?

This is my situation: MacBook and iPhone both using Photos.app and both using iCloud Photo Library Neither device has enough local storage to keep the originals, so they're both set to the Optimize ...
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Rescue light red Time Machine backups after El Capitan Update

Here is my story: Oct 2: I have Yosemite Installed and configured Time Capsule taking regular backups. Oct 3: I update Yosemite to El Capitan El Capitan installation halts at 14% for 2hrs I ...