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

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During a Time Capsule 35 Pass Erase, do I have to keep my computer on / running?

Back Story: Okay, so I just upgrade my Time Capsule from a 2 TB (802.11n) to a 3 TB (802.11ac). Yay! However, after transferring over all my files, I needed to erase my old Time Capsule Partition. I ...
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Timemachine backups on encrypted volume: What does 'decrypting' message mean?

I backup files on an encrypted volume with Timemachine (external disk, USB). The backup itself is not additionally encrypted. I noticed little message infos in the GUI window about "decrypting the ...
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Time Machine: Mobile incremental Backup

Imagine I do backups using Time Machine at home just like everybody else. But as I travel often and of course also work on the road I also need to have a mobile backup solution. I thought about the ...
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Backup a bootable partition with rsync

I use rsync to create a backup of my boot partition (Mavericks). Everything is OK (during the backup) but the backup partition does not boot (it seems to loop infinitely). I think I used the correct ...
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Contact names do not appear since restoring iOS backup

Since I restored my backup from my iPhone 4s to my iPhone 5, my phone doesn't show the names at all — I only get numbers. Further, I have 1800 contacts in my phone and it is not that practical to add ...
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Backing up files from corrupt disk from Windows Bootcamp

So, mysteriously with no previous bad behavior my computer stopped booting, stuck in the gray loading bar cycle and then shutting down, the problem I believe wasn't obvious at first. I booted to ...
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Rsync exclude-from not working

I have created a rsync script which has been working fine until I made recent modifications adding exclude-from clause to it. When running the script it returns the following error: rsync error: ...
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Time machine full restore only shows “complete backups”

I am doing a restore of a Time machine backup to a new hard drive. The latest backup was completed on Feb 1, but I was very surprised to see that OS X Installer restore utility only lets me restore ...
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Time Machine and an Unmounted Internal Drive

A couple of weeks back I put an SSD in my macbook, keeping the old spinning disk drive around using an expansion bay. Everything went fine, and I got it backing up. However, having the SSD around, I ...
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iOS 7: iCloud backup fails silently

Like so many other people, I have an iOS 7 device that fails to backup to iCloud. Automatic backups don't occur, and I periodically get the "your iPhone has not been backed up in n weeks" message. ...
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I can't restore 'library' with support files from Time Machine

Due to an accident, my entire applications folder with all the support files, including plists and caches got deleted. I tried restoring by files from the most recent Time Machine backups but I ...
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Restoring selected files from time machine backup of a different mac

Here's the situation so far: 20" Alum iMac 2007 HDD has died (3 days after I got a new Macbook Pro - coincidence, or suicide?) It had a time machine backup on a regular external drive I have ...
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Set Time Machine to backup once per day instead of once an hour

I use Time Machine to backup my Mac (running Mavericks 10.9.1). The backup process runs at the standard once per hour. This often slows down my machine while I'm trying to work on it. Understanding ...
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How to backup all files in my iphone? including the operating system files

I want to edit some files in my iphone using ifile/ssh like in this information http://www.ifans.com/forums/threads/how-to-edit-itunes-apps-ipa-files-to-be-installed-on-unsupported-devices.370037/ is ...
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Accidentally restored from husband's iPhone backup, how to undo?

I accidentally deleted an important message on my iPhone. I thought with iTunes and iCloud I could undelete it. Unfortunately, I did not read a dialog box and now my husband's iPhone backup has been ...
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time machine file recovery on Mac osx10.6.7

I just did a clean install of this upgrade OSX 10.6.7. I was under the impression that I could manually restore certain data files, photos and such, from my time machine backup. But when I open all ...
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iTunes could not back up the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer

I keep getting the message “iTunes could not backup the iPhone because the backup could not be saved on the computer”. I upgraded my computer, so it’s all brand new, huge hard disc. It runs Win 7 and ...
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Can I restore lost photos fron backup?

I have an iPhone 4,16G. I had a ringtone issue and Apple support did a software reboot. Before starting, a phone backup was done. All apps are back as well as phone contacts. However, all my ...
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Are there any apps that copy files to another location whenever they change?

I've been trying to change my IDE from NetBeans to Sublime Text. The most important thing that keeps me using NetBeans is the "Copy files from Sources Folder to another location" feature. I can't ...
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“Encrypt backups” disabled for Time Machine on Mavericks; due to partition?

I picked up an external hard drive a while back and have been using it for Time Machine back-ups. Recently I thought to confirm that the disk is encrypted so that it won't be useful if someone nicks ...
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How do I backup my iPhoto library to Dropbox or to an external disk?

I use iPhoto 11, and I'd like to backup the library, along with all the photos. I'd ideally like a continuous backup, by putting the iPhoto Library.photolibrary file / package in Dropbox. But I'm ...
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Removing a video from camera roll

I want to delete a video from my camera roll. Will it still exist in some kind of backup? This video was not uploaded to the cloud or the photo stream.
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Can i stored iMovie projects and files in an NTFS external drive?

I'm backing up manually my computer with the data I want to keep. I've already backed up iPhoto library in a a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition as it seems is the only way to store it properly. ...
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Can I move a volume from one computer to another in Time Machine?

I am slowly migrating from an older Mac Pro to a MacBook Air. Both machines are backed up to two different 2TB drives using Time Machine. Recently I decided that I wanted to make the extensive data I ...
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Accessing backed up Garageband files in iTunes without device connected

I have a query relating to backing up files to iTunes. Essentially, I want the reassurance of knowing that if I lose my iPhone, I'll have the files to hand (I'm aware of iCloud by the way, but the ...
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iPhone 4 updated and now wants me to restore or setup as new

I just updated my iPhone 4 from ios 4 to ios 7 and it looked as if everything was going fine. I saw things backedup; I saw firmware and software updated, and I saw things restored from backup. When ...
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Keeping Firefox's places.sqlite file from consuming too much space in Time Machine bakckups

My Time Machine backups often consist of Firefox's places.sqlite file (which, as I understand it, contains both history and bookmarks) and little else. When I clear my browsing history the file ...
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Time Machine couldn't complete backup

I keep getting this message:  I understood that when T M filled the target disc, it would delete the oldest backups to make space for later backups. This is fine with me, and I would be quite happy ...
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Backup software like Time Machine and CrashPlan combined?

Is there a good backup software that combines Time Machine snapshot functionality on local level with CrashPlan remote backups as well? I am currently using both, but find both unsatisfactory. My ...
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What happens if I interrupt a back-up from my laptop to my external hard disk?

What happens if I interrupt a back-up from my laptop to my external hard disk? Do I just lose the back-up and have to start over?
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Time Machine uid problem

Here is the problem I'm having with retrieving files from my Time Machine: $ pwd /Volumes/LaCie/Backups.backupdb/H2/Latest/H2/Users $ id -u dbae 501 $ id -u Rona 502 $ ls -ldn dbae drwxr-xr-x@ 106 ...
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The backup on Server is already in use

I have OS X Mavericks with the Server software installed. The server machine is an iMac with a Drobo attached via USB. I use the Server Time Machine service to create a backup server on the network, ...
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Suppress TimeMachine Connection Errors

I use a TimeCapsule that is on my home network for my Time Machine backup on MBP which I also use for work. Ever since I've upgraded to Mavericks I get a "There was a problem connecting to the server ...
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Serious problem with Time Machine (external HDD)

My Mac Mini (late-2012) got repaired by Apple, and the hard drive was reseted. Now I want to restore the Mac Mini from my Time Machine Backup (on an external 1TB HDD), but it doesn't appear in the ...
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Manually setting backup points - alternatives to Time Machine

Time Machine automatically takes backups every hour of the last day, every day of the last month, etcetera. I just finished setting up a new Mavericks installation, and turned it on. It took one ...
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Export iphoto library onto time machine?

I have time machine, and am looking to have iphoto continuously and automatically back up my pictures. (I have so many images and would like them safely on a hard drive) I had to drag/copy my iphoto ...
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Build Mavericks-Compatible NAS for Scheduled, Wireless, Bootable Backups and Storing & Accessing Media across Local Devices

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mavericks (10.9.1) and an early 2008 MacBook Pro running 10.8.5. I want to build an NAS that allows me to wirelessly and automatically backup both machines ...
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RESTRICTIONS MENU PASSCODE [duplicate]

DEVICE: iPhone 3GS CARRIER: AT&T (U.S.A.) PROBLEM: I have used 8\10 attempts to access my RESTRICTIONS MENU. I know my UNLOCK PASSCODE. However, my RESTRICTIONS PASSCODE is different. My data ...
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How can I get back a system file after deleting it from my Mac?

I've deleted a system file from my Mac and need to get it back. System files can include: hidden files in the root of / - especially unix files in /private /System files /Library files ...
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How to manually restore a iTunes and iPhoto Library?

I recently moved to OSX Mavericks from Snow Leopard. I made a copy with Time Machine, perform a clean install and restored some data with the Time Machine backup. I first tried to recover everything. ...
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How can I recover a non-media file deleted from my iPhone?

I recently restored my iPhone but forgot to back up one of my files. It is not a message, photo, contact, song, video, or so. It is just a data file. All of the tools I have found around through ...
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Reinstalling from Time Machine, what changes?

I'm having an issue that seems may be resolved by formatting and reinstalling, but if I do this and then recover from Time Machine during the install (assuming a backup just prior to the format), ...
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Preset a password for all encrypted backups by policy

I am trying to find a way to protect my Corporate data. Currently this revolves around backing up data. When you backup an apple device it contains any Exchange/Activesync data. When you restore the ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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iTunes Backup - iOS & Settings only - No Apps

Is there a way to backup the iPhone such that none of the apps are included? I can always download the apps from the iTunes App Store after the iPhone is restored. I would like to backup all the ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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Rebuilding Fusion Drive

I have a Fusion Drive (10.9.1) with a 256GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The 1TB HDD has started making noises and has reported SMART errors. It is apparent that it will fail any day. I have Time Machine ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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how to keep two iMac's in different locations completely synchronized [duplicate]

I alternatively live in two different places, a few month in Europe and then a few months in Asia. In both places I have an iMac with OSX version 10.8.5 I started by copying the complete content of ...