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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 ...
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What activated Continuity on my MBP?

My process of upgrading my early 2011 13" MBP (running the latest El Cap beta) to an SSHD was far more complicated than it had any right to be: I got an SSHD from Amazon, put it in the ...
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Rsync error after a period of syncing (error in rsync protocol data stream)

I am trying to use a standard rsync via ssh between a local Macbook Pro and a remote linux based machine (WD MyCloud). There is no problem initialising it, but after syncing for a while I always get ...
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I accidentally removed way too many files with `rm -rf`. Anyway to recover?

While trying to move a git repository, I ran rm -rf desktop and wiped every file I had there. Normally this would not be that big of a deal since I use GitHub, but I had several hundred screenshots / ...
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After formatting and installing Yosemite, where should I get my data back from to prevent problems?

So that is my predicament. I've format the HD after 4 years of use as my Mac Pro was already playing up for a year or so and I suspect it collected a lot of rubbish. After formatting and reinstalling ...
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Is reinstalling Mavericks possible via recovery mode with two HDs and without a backup?

I can't get my iMac working and I don't have a backup. If I choose to reinstall Mavericks or Lion (it shipped with Lion, I upgraded to Mavericks) will that wipe over the core HD? I got core HD 350 ...
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Restore photos from old iPhoto library backup to new Mac Photos app

I've old backup from my MacBook (2008-2010) iPhoto library on external HD, i wish to browse + select photos and merge them with my current iMac Photos app in El Capitan 10.11
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I would like to use my old time machine history line after I had formatted my iMac is that possible?

Your answer were very helpfull for me.(How to restore from a Time Machine backup when there is already a user account set up?) and I have now used Migration Assistant for bring back my old user ...
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How do I force my iOS device to create a new backup on iCloud?

I have an iPod5. I have been using iCloud for backups. However, I have an issue in a particular app that only goes away when I fully reset the device. (The issue in the app persists if I restore from ...
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Time machine deletes all backups instead of making a new one

I recently booted to recovery and chose to reinstall OS X without affecting any user data. Now I have my TM drive attached and wonder why it is in the process of Cleaning Old Backups for hours. At ...
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How to backup unresponsive iphone [duplicate]

I dropped my iphone 5 and the screen is completely unresponsive. There are blue lines across the screen and the home button is also not functioning. However, I can still hear incoming calls, texts, ...
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Will Parallels be safe while upgrading to El Capitan?

The new update seems pretty legit, so I am considering updating my macbook. I have Parallels installed on my computer, and I don't want it to be removed or damaged during the installation of El ...
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How can I recover missing iCloud storage space?

I have an iCloud account with the free 5GB storage, which I want to use for backups. I have a strange situation where my iCloud is showing as having only 2.2GB space available: But isn't showing ...
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Are there any up-to-date rsync frontends or similar for OSX?

For my work as a media professional I have been using the rsync frontend arrsync to back up my work, as time machine doesn't have the features I need. Arrsync, however, has not been in development for ...
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How to handle cloud storage in a Time Machine backup?

I'm going to need to restore my entire system (running OS X 10.11.1 public beta, if it matters) from Time Machine soon, after I install a new SSHD in my MacBook Pro. I have around 30 GB of files saved ...
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my iphone was stolen, i have an apple id but no cloud back up

my phone was stolen while I was in hospital having my baby, it had a lot of pictures on it of when I was pregnant, I have no other pictures apart from what was on this phone, is there any way possible ...
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Get latest Time Machine backup when backup disk is unplugged

I know i can get the time stamp of the latest Time Machine backup with the command tmutil latestbackup | grep -E -o "[0-9\-]+$" but this only works when my backup disk is plugged in. If not, i get the ...
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Retrieving files from a Time Machine backup on another computer

My MacBook Air was stolen recently and I need to retrieve the iMovie and iPhoto libraries from a previous backup of the MacBook (done a few months ago) which sit on the external hard drive connected ...
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Time Machine says Time Capsule is full even though all backups are much smaller than HDD

I have several machines backing up via Time Machine to a 1TB Time Capsule. Lately one of my Macs said he had to delete an old backup in order to create the new backup. I was surprised about this ...
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Can't restore iPhone 6S to latest iPhone 5 backup

My iPhone 6S came today. I dutifully backed up my iPhone 5 to iTunes, as you can see here in the list of backups: ("Mattress" is the name of my iPhone.) Great. So I set up my iPhone 6S as a new ...
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Differential backup of a single file

I have a single file, a database for Photos, that I regularly backup to an external, however instead of resaving the entire file is there a program that will only differentially resave the difference? ...
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iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items

I'm trying to clean up some space on my iPhone, for this I need to sync it with a new Mac. The Mac doesn't have the files on the device, so sync will erase everything on the device. So I want to ...
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Damaged iPad - what do I need to back up?

I have an iPad Mini running iOS 9 that has music, photos, apps, etc on it, and I dropped it an shattered the screen. It still will connect to the computer. I have an appointment to get it "repaired" ...
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Time Machine takes way too long

Time Machine is taking way too long to back up just 1.5 GB, some times it takes a lot to prepare the back up, and some times it takes a while to back up the information, any pointers on this issue? ...
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Backing up full resolution photos from iPhone while using 'Optimize iPhone Storage' with iCloud Photo Library

I want to help a friend get setup with iCloud Photo Library. They have an iOS device without a lot of free space and they have a PC and an old Mac that can't run Photos.app. In addition to using ...
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Time Machine could not delete the backup disk image…!!!

I have a GoFlex Home external drive that has worked well for a long time. Every once in a while I have to change settings, but can always fix it. This latest problem has been going on for weeks. I ...
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What will Dropbox do when I boot my external backup drive?

My MacBook just died and I brought it into the store to get it fixed. Luckily I have a recent backup (from last week) that I made with SuperDuper so I can actually plug it into my wife's Mac and boot ...
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Can't backup iPhone 5s (iOS 8.4) using iTunes 12.3 (because an error occured) or iCloud backup

I'm trying to backup my iPhone before upgrading to iOS9. Right now it's running iOS 8.4. After pressing 'Back Up Now' button in iTunes I'm getting this error message: 'iTunes could not back up the ...
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Command line replacement for tmutil

Anyone know of a command line replacement for tmutil, either script or binary? Failures of tmutil: Does not log. No meaningful diagnostics. Cannot resume interrupted restore. Cannot overwrite ...
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Does Time Machine have a separate phase just for encryption?

I'm making an encrypted Time Machine backup for the first time. I had assumed it would encrypt the data as it was writing it, but now I see that (after leaving it alone for several hours) the ...
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Time machine not doing incremental backups anymore after having unmounted one of my disks once, would have to delete all backups to make a new one

I have a problem with my Time Machine backups. I have two harddrives in my MBP and I unmonted my spinning harddrive once bc I was studying and it was getting annoying. As I knew I would need no files ...
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When importing iPhone photos to a Mac computer, can one folderize photos by app?

Whenever I import my iPhone photos into my Mac computer with Image Capture - usually every last day of the month - I end up with a folder inside of which everything is mixed up. People who sent me ...
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How can I resume a tmutil restore?

I need to restore a 200 GB user directory from a Time Machine backup. However it fails periodical with an error about the source file. Different file each time. bash-3.2# tmutil restore ...
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Switching Sync from Windows to Macbook

My iPhone devices have synched to my Windows desktop for many years. All of my backups reside in Windows. Therefore, all my wifi connections, passwords, email and app configurations - all are in the ...
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How can the iOS 8 version of Notes be backed up locally?

I love Notes and how iCloud helps me work on the go (with my iPhone) as well as on my computer seamlessly. But every so often, I wish I could back them all up locally in a few steps, ideally as files ...
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Does Time Machine encryption protect the entire backup drive, or only the backup file? [duplicate]

I'm new to the forum, so not completely sure what is/isn't appropriate to ask - apologies if I get this wrong! This question has already been asked and answered, but I'm looking for further ...
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How do I create a complete iPhone backup without iTunes?

How do I create a complete iPhone backup without iTunes and which I can later restore?
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Export iPhone or iPad Backup to an external hard drive

Is there a way to transport the Data of an iPhone / iPad Backup and the saved apps to an external hard drive? I'm using iTunes 12.3 on a MacBookProRetina with Yosemite
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how do I backup apps stored on the phone?

I've recently made iTune backups (not iCloud) of my iDevices and iTunes copied the apps to the local drive. I tried doing the same thing on my wife's iPhone but the apps arent' getting copied. Maybe ...
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Why do Whatsapp Required so much space for iCloud backup?

When backing up Whatsapp History to iCloud, Whatsapp required nearly the same amount of free space as the total backup. i.e If Whatsapp need to back up 1.8 GB of data to iCloud it will need 1.8GB of ...
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How do I back up a few applications on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10?

I have a few applications that I've installed on my laptop but it will be wiped soon and reverted back to factory settings. I don't want to back up all the software currently installed or all the ...
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How to recover older iTunes backups for iPhone?

I have an iPhone 5. I made a backup copy last week with my iTunes. I discovered that I had erased some notes so I wanted to restore the backup from iTunes. When I plugged the phone to the PC, iTunes ...
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Can a client of an OS X server instruct the server to restore a file to a shared folder from its time machine backup?

I would like to know if a user needs to restore a file which is kept on a file share and backed up to a time machine backup attached to an OS X server, do they need me to restore it for them or can ...
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Cannot transfer files over 80MB to hard drive from dying external hard drive

My Seagate external hard drive is dying. I have been able to (finally) mount the drive and transferred smaller file sizes (Word docs, files under 50MB), but I cannot transfer any files over 50MB - ...
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How do I backup just a single user account with OS 10.10 Yosemite?

I have a MacBook Pro that will be securely wiped and reverted back to factory state, but I want to save just one personal user account and restore it after the wipe. I don't think I want to use Time ...
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Is it a known problem that Time Machine does (sometimes) not backup Thunderbird profiles completely?

I restored my system completely from a Time Machine backup only to find out that for quite a time about 5 Gigs of data are missing in the backup of my Thunderbird profile. I can follow the weeks back ...
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iOS 9.1 - Can't clear “documents & data” and “other” with restore - can it be done?

I am trying to clear the 3+ GB of space occupied by other and documents and data on my iPhone 5S, running the new iOS 9.1 (13B5110e) Usually I would do this by restoring the phone through iTunes and ...
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How to selectively copy parts of my Time Machine backup onto my new OS (Yosemite)?

I'm working with a 2013 iMac running with the newest Yosemite. There was something wrong on my system which required that I erase the internal HD and do a clean install. Fine. But when I use Migration ...