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

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Will Time Machine delete old backups for other computers on the same drive?

I have an external 500 GB HDD that I've used for Time Machine backups for three different computers: An old PowerBook G4 A white MacBook My current retina MacBook Pro I now have less than 100 GB ...
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iPad screen broken, cannot unlock - need to backup

I have an iPad Mini, the screen has broken and is unresponsive. Although the device is still on and getting notifications. I need to backup the device and download photos, but cannot do this until ...
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Slow Finder - Caused by external disks?

I've been finding Finder slow on my brand new Retina MacBook Pro. I've got two external disks connected to my Mac most of the time. One is a Time Machine backup, the other is a Clone, also for ...
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Downgrading from Yosemite to Mavericks with TimeMachine backup from another Mac

I have an iMac mid 2011 with Maverick which i have replaced with a iMac retina 27" with Yosemite Preinstalled. I did a Migration Assistant to transfer files from old to new mac. Now i want to ...
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Is it possible to automatically back up my mac to Microsoft OneDrive?

I'm not sure there is a way to do what I want to do. Now that I have Office 360 + 1TB of free space, I'd like to set my mac to do monthly backups to OneDrive. I'm looking for the following features. ...
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Retaining specific Time Machine backups

I created several Time Machine backups while I was running Mavericks. I upgraded to Yosemite and also backed it up on the same backup drive. I now have multiple backups of Mavericks and Yosemite on ...
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Creating a OS backup image for an easy restore on a new system

I have set up my macbook with all the files, apps and configurations I like. In about a week, I am upgrading to the 15" model. Is there a way to create an easy-to-restore backup file / iOS image that ...
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Get Automator to remount a partition for an attached hdd

I've got a setup where we backup our server every day to an external thunderbolt drive, and we alternate between two different drives. I've got an Automator script that ejects the drive every week ...
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Apple Time Machine, Drobo and studio computer [closed]

I bought an Apple Time Machine. I have a home studio with several hard drives. I'm trying to find the best way to setup Time Machine to keep all my storage backed up all the time. Studio Computer ...
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Time Machine: What files and folders are affected when excluding System Files and Applications?

When you put System Files and Applications in the exclusion list, it is not clear what specific files and folders are being concerned. Is it just the /Applications and /System folders? Are /private ...
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What happens if I have switched the Time Machine off?

Im using the MacBook Pro Retina and currently using an external hard drive to store many datas using the Time Machine, i.e: songs, images, movies, docs and so on. I was wondering what will happen if I ...
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iPhone 5 stuck on “your iPhone is being restored”

I got an iPhone 5 and restored it from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 4. Now when I look at the iCloud backup settings for the iPhone 5, it says "Backup options will be available when your iPhone is ...
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migrating local USB to AirportExtreme USB for Time Machine

I've got Time Machine backing up to a local USB hard drive (i.e. I plug it directly into my Macbook Pro). I now want to use this hard drive as the Time Machine drive hooked up to my AirportExtreme. ...
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iPhone FTP utility with automatic backup?

I am searching for an iPhone utility / application with an FTP client that can do automatic backup without user intervention. More specifically, I'd expect to configure the utility once and specify ...
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Data spread on two disk, but only one Time Machine backup

I have an MBA with 500GB SSD; However I have 850GB of data; I would like to split the data to something like 300GB in the SSD and 550GB in an external drive; And I would like to have one Time Machine ...
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How to transfer large files from Windows to OS X without SMB?

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Backup files from recovery utility

My Mac seems to have given up. I have my important data backed up, but I have a few gigs of movies and music that I wasn't backing up. I can boot into the recovery utility and launch a terminal, ...
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Can I use a large external hard drive both as installation media and backup drive?

I am planning to upgrade my Mid 2010 13" Macbook Pro to Yosemite from Snow Leopard, on a new SSD hard drive. Being more experienced now with UNIX/Mac, I want to have a clean install to get rid of the ...
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if I restore from my cousins backup would it change my iOS?

Both my cousin and I have backups on my PC and we both have the iPhone 4. However, she has Sprint and iOS 5.1.1 and I have AT&T and 6.0.1. Could I use her backup to downgrade my iPhone to iOS ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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How to give custom name to Time Machine backup

I have used Clonezilla when I was a windows and linux user. I really liked how Clonezilla allows you to rename your backup to anything. It is possible to do so during Time Machine backup? I want to ...
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Restore whole system on 10.10 with time machine

I realized that I somehow deleted some very important files on my computer. I am working with QGIS and I deleted (in my python system's native folder) some eggs and other things which led to the ...
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Backup And Restore iPhone Text Messages

I have an iPhone that I need to wipe because I need to send it to Apple for the Lock Button Replacement Program. The only issue is I need to restore my iPhone and I don't want to lose my text ...
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iPhone broken falling from car

I left my phone on the roof of my car today and drove off and the result was that I reversed over it and smashed the screen. I am insured so that is OK. The only problem I have is I haven't backed it ...
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Time machine backups

I recently tried to use the time machine backup but in the middle, it had about 15 minutes left...I shut my laptop (on accident). I got freaked out so I unplugged the external hard drive I was using. ...
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Mobilesync>Backup eating up Disk space

My PC is always recently showing low disk space despite me eliminating files. I ran Tree size and discovered large volume from iTunes sync backup. Before deleting in iTunes>preference, May I just ...
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How to restore individual app data from iCloud while keeping all the other apps installed and new data created since the last iCloud backup?

I just discovered that one of my apps X "disappeared" for whatever reason from my iPad. It contained MBs of valuable data, and luckily I have an iCloud backup dated a week ago or so which have it all. ...
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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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How to troubleshoot Time Machine when backup always halts at some point?

Everything starts ok but then it comes to a halt and does not move. Even the HD light stops :(
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Can't backup broken iPhone 6 without entering pin

I have recently broken the screen on my iPhone 6 and want to back everything up before I take it into apple to be repaired. My problem is when I go to back the phone up in iTunes, it wants my ...
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Fusion drive upgrade: how to get my installation back afterwards?

I'm planning an upgrade of my iMac 27". An SSD will be added and combined with the existing HDD into a Fusion Drive. I have just reinstalled everything recently and like to keep this installation. My ...
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Unable to create iCloud-Backup

i wanted to create an icloud backup for my iphone. after i started i lost my wifi connection because i left my house. after i came back i found out, that the backup failed. since then i was not able ...
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I think my HD is failing. Can't backup files from recovery mode. How can I preserve my data?

I'm really worried, and I'm hoping that you guys can help me salvage some files. Here's what happened: This morning I woke my iMac up from sleep, but it was hardly responding. I would click something ...
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Migrating macports from a backup location

I recently had a Mavericks system die. The replacement is on Yosemite, so MacPorts can't be directly copied. Instead, I installed the macports base and now I'm trying to restore all the packages. The ...
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Time Machine is skipping files and folders. How to fix?

Running OS X 10.10.2 on a Early 2009 Mac Pro. System installed on a 256 GB solid state drive. 10 GB of memory. I'm having a problem with Time Machine where it's not backing up some of my files and ...
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Is it possible to boot from an encrypted external hard drive?

If I have an external hard drive with a bootable cloned backup (via SuperDuper) - if I encrypt it with the Finder will I still be able to boot from it if necessary? Are there any solutions to enable ...
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How can I retrieve the e-mail I was writing on my iPad?

On my iPad, I was writing an e-mail. I switched to Mail, and my e-mail in progress had the text “Chargement en cours…” (“Loading”) in grey instead of my text. I waited. To no avail. I have a backup ...
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iCloud backup won't complete

I'm setting up my parents' iPad (Retina, 3rd gen, iOS 8) and trying to enable iCloud backup. We've purchased enough iCloud storage space to back up everything, and I use iCloud backup on all my ...
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Can I use the same time machine backup for two macs?

Is it possible to use the same time machine backup for two different machines? Is it possible to take the backup of my laptop and push it to my desktop? If I make changes to one machine do the ...
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Where is the clipboard stored in an iOS backup?

I have a recent backup of my iPad. Where can I find the clipboard in the backup ? I know that the clipboard is kept between restarts. So I think — and hope — that it is stored somewhere in backups. ...
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How to wipe huge .MobileBackups folder?

I found my .MobileBackups folder quite large, it weights 160 Gi. Shouldn't the .MobileBsckups folder be wiped after the TM 'backup session'? Since I have backup done on my external drive how can I ...
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How to release storage used for Backup? [duplicate]

My mac pro only has 13GB left, with more than 24GB are backups, how can I release these space?
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How can I backup usb drive to img [closed]

If I have a bootable USB drive Yosemite Installer. How can I back up its data to img, so someday I can use dd to restore and install Yosemite.
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Carbon Copy Cloner circumvents FileVault authentication?

I have a MacBook Pro on which I created a FileVault partition. To access it, I click on the .dmg file, OSX asks for the password, then it mounts the partition in a readable form. So far so good. I ...
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Time Machine restore does not recognize sparsebundle password

I am trying to do a time machine system restore from an encrypted sparse bundle. I have a mac with OS X 10.10.2 and the sparse bundle is on a time capsule. I rebooted with cmd+R and selected “Restore ...
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Stolen iPhone and need to access the cloud?

My husband passed away last year and shortly afterwards his iPhone was stolen. It had all of our texts, pics, voicemails etc, on it. I thought okay no big deal, I have my phone with the same texts ...
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Time Machine skipping automated hourly backups

My Time Machine is always skipping the automated hourly backups since some days ago. I can force a manual backup and it will complete correctly, but hourly backups are skipped and scheduled for the ...
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Disk encryption and encrypted backups

I'm using hardware encryption on my WD My Book since program encryption build in OS X backup was performing extremely slow. In last OS X(10.10.2) update they asked to use password for drive ...
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How can I tell what's in my iCloud backup?

I have an iPhone 5s running iOS8 and a first generation iPad running iOS5, both logged in to my iCloud account. I'll skip some details and jump to the fact that I deleted my latest iCloud backup both ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?