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

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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 ...
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Use rsync to automatically copy a file to another folder

I found this command to copy the content of source to a destination folder. rsync -r source/* destination What I would really like is to have this command run automatically each time a file is ...
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How to restore Mac OS X on a new hard-drive?

I am going to upgrade my MacBook Pro hard-drive, but before doing so I'm trying to figure out how to restore OS X on it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I cannot re-install from the DVD. I have a recent ...
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Time Machine - multiple backup destinations for a “separate weekly”

I have a client that I'm setting up Time Machine to backup his Macbook Pro. He's running OSX Mountain Lion, but soon to upgrade to Mavericks. It has been backing up using Time Machine and an ...
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Back up all necessary iMovie files with Carbonite

I have Carbonite set up on my wife's MacBook Pro in order to back up all her files to the cloud. She's not always diligent about making sure she leaves it on long enough to back up everything, so I ...
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Can't restore to backups after removing disk in Time Machine

I've been using a WD 2TB HD for the last two months to handle my Time Machine backups for my Macbook Air. Yesterday, I wanted to set it up to handle backups through the network. In the Time Machine ...
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Restoring from icloud vs itunes to new phone, data missing

I have an iphone 4S and am moving to 5S. Normally backup to icloud automatically. I have done full backups on Itunes 11.1.3 on Mac 10.6.8. Neither is a complete backup. E.g. Itunes essentially refers ...
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Backup iPad to SD card

I would like to never worry about losing any of my data while I'm traveling, away from an internet connection and at risk of losing or damaging my iPad. Is there an app on Cydia or otherwise that ...
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Is there anything missing in an encrypted iPhone backup?

As far as I understand iOS Security, Oct. 12, an encrypted backup via iTunes also backs up the keychain of the device. While I recognize that some elements might not be restorable onto a different ...
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escape the target mode

I tried to install Windows on my Mac Pro but it failed because my disk needed to be repaired; it was suggested that I hold cmd + r during a restart. I tried that but when it restarted I was showed a ...
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Find & Recover correct iTunes ratings etc. & Library from Time Machine

I have at least 13 backups of my entire 7000 song iTunes library on an external drive using Time Machine. Unfortunately, a Sr. Rep. at iTunes support was misinformed and had me delete a folder that I ...
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Will I loose iPad application data when I switch Apple ID?

I have borrowed iPad2 from a friend. It does have iOS5 currently installed. I do want to install (with friend's permission) few free apps from App Store. However, even installing free app require ...
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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Cycling backups with multiple Time Capsules?

I am using Time Capsule for backing up my Mac at home and like this solution for its convenience (automatic hourly backups in the background, etc.). I would now like to add an off-site backup to the ...
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TimeMachine inconsistant with backed up data. How do I access earlier data from the backup - they ARE there, Time Machine just doesn't show them

This is a bit difficult,. I will try to explain in detail, please excuse if it get's a little long. Outlook 2011 crashed, and I was advised to reinstall. That was a mistake, all my local folders in ...
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where can i find my back up for my ipod?

my computer had to be restored to factory setting and i had a ton of music on it. Well i backed my ipod up to my computer, because it said it would have a complete back up on my computer. For anyone ...
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How can I create an iCal realtime backup?

I'd like to create an event in iCal and either 1) save it to multiple calendars, such as create an iCloud event and have it save simultaneously to another calendar, or 2) upon creating an iCloud ...
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Reduce impact of Disk IO on performance

I've never found that OS X has been exemplary at handling responsiveness under Disk IO, but Mavericks has made it so bad that I've been barely able to use my machine whenever a backup kicks in. ...
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How to get Mail files from Mountain Lion Time Machine backup in Mavericks?

I have upgraded my MBP to Mavericks and got the system to how I like etc. Tt has since backed up using Time Machine onto an external HD. Now it slipped my mind that I would like to have my e-mails on ...
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Time Machine is Frozen

I am running Mac 10.8.5 on a 2008 MacBook Pro, I have my time machine save to an external hard drive. Recently I have been unable to back up my machine because it gets hung up on 'Preparing Back Up' I ...
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Backing Up OS X Server to Local Time Machine Server Folder

I've setup Time Machine Backup services on Mavericks Server. I want to backup the backup server itself using Time Machine, but to the folder that I setup "Time Machine Backups" where all the other ...
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Lost password for iPhone backup? [duplicate]

I just upgraded my iPhone 4 to iOS7 and I forgot the password for the backup! I need it so bad because it had all my pictures my videos my apps. How can I recover the data from my backup?
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iPhone/iPad back up to different hard drive?

Is there a way to have iTunes store your iPhone/iPad/iPod back up to a different hard drive on a Mac?
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Could two WD Passport Ultra 1TB drives be used in the OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini enclosure as RAID 1?

I'm thinking of buying one more WD Passport Ultra 1TB (I have one already) so that in the near future I could disassemble the two Passports and install the 1TB drives into the OWC Mercury Elite Pro ...
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How to sync 2 hard drives without being connected to them at the same time?

Set-up: 1 external hard drive at work 1 external hard drive at home Macbook that travels between work and home Hard drive contains iTunes Music Library that I like to have synced between home and ...
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OS X Migration Assistant can't see Time Machine drive

I've wiped my machine (to start over), and I'd like to restore some key files back (like pictures and stuff like that). However, when I connect my Time Machine drive and open Migration Assistant, it ...
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Time Machine disk shows as full even if there is plenty space

My Time Machine disk has a capacity of 4 TB. It's setup with only one partition. Time Machine started taking backup of ~300 GB full Mac and ran out of space in one day. What could I be doing wrong? ...
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time machine recover from specific sparsbundle

My time machine has three sparsebundles. Obviously something wen wrong long time ago. I am also missing files for a while and most probably they are in the oldest sparsebundle. How do I access a ...
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Can I configure a task to run while my MacBook lid is closed?

Can I use pmset or a utility like Power Manager to have a task (such as an arbitrary script or backup) run at a specific time while my Mavericks MacBook Pro's lid is closed? Are there perhaps pmset ...
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Photos lost after iOS upgrade, but applications still there

I backed up my phone before I updated to iOS 7 using the Back Up Now button in iTunes. After I updated my applications and photos were gone. I tried using Restore Backup but it asks me for a ...
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Incremental Backup of iPhoto Library

I have an external hard drive, not always connected to my laptop. I don't use it for Time Machine, as it's not big enough, and most of my important documents are on DropBox... Plus I only connect it a ...
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My available disk space does not make sense. Why?

I have a 256 GB SSD installed in my Macbook Pro. Today I observed that Finder tells me that I have a free disk space of 247.51 GB, which is unquestionably wrong. At the same time, in System → ...
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Create Backup Image of OS X Lion Before Upgrading to Mavericks

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and am planning on upgrading to OS X Mavericks. However, before I do that - I would like to create a backup of my current OS (OS X Lion), so that if things go wrong ...
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How to access data from a Mac Contacts backup: a .abbu file

After I back-up Mac Contacts to a .abbu file, is there a program that lets me get at the underlying data vs. just importing them? I.e., can I open them as a text file or .CSV. Thank you!
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Upgrade from iPhone 3G 4.2.1 to iPhone 5S 7.0.4

A friend of mine has a good old iPhone 3G (yep, the thing still works :)) and he just bought an iPhone 5S. When he takes a backup of the iPhone 3G in iTunes (iCloud isn't supported in iOS 4) and tries ...
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Recovering lost photos on iPhone 5s after restoring from iTunes backup

I used to have an iPhone 4s and all the data from there is synced in my iTunes in my Mac. I just got an iPhone 5s yesterday and decided then to plug it to my iTunes. There was a welcome message and 2 ...