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

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iCloud Storage Space Mysteriously Shrinks

Some years ago I started paying for additional iCloud storage. I'm sure they continued to play with the pricing model and so it's no surprise to see in my receipt history that I was charged $40 ...
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Can a third party cloud backup app backup all user accounts on my Mac?

I use an app called LiveDrive to backup my Mac running OS X 10.9.5. It provides incremental Cloud backup. My user account is an administrator and it is under this account that the LiveDrive backup ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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Time Machine exclusions added via tmutil do not appear in TM “Options” list

I can successfully add Time Machine exclusions using tmutil addexclusion and I can verify exclusions successfully with tmutil isexcluded but if I then open up Time Machine's Preferences and click "...
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How can I fix my external HDD?

So, my mac suddenly restarted because of an error. I was downloading some files in my external HDD when it happened. When my macbook started up, I could not open my external HDD, I tried to repair it, ...
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How can I safely backup and remove Photos from MacBook (El Capitan)?

Sub question: Can this be done without a great deal of manual nonsense? I have over 100GB of Photos / Videos in my library after a couple years of imports from my iPhone. While I know that most of ...
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Time Machine preferences - time estimate wrong, progress bar doesn't show any progress

When I start a backup (or when it is automatically started) I get some estimation about volume (394,2 MB of 2,58 GB) and backup time (e.g., "5 Minutes"). But even after hours this estimation does not ...
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Time Machine stopped backing up automatically

I have a Time Capsule as well as an external hard drive that I plug in every now and then to back up my laptop. For a couple of months, Time Machine stopped backing up automatically. I can open the ...
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How does itunes know which backup is which?

How does iTunes know which backup belongs to what? My folder for Music iTunes backup only has a date on it. How does it know it is for my kid's ipad and not mine? I thought about renaming the file ...
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Rsync for backups

I have gotten into the habit of using rsync to do my own backups of an encrypted volume containing my personal info onto an external hard drive. I did not use Time Machine, because I do not own the ...
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Time Capsule backup consistently fails

I am running El Capitan (10.11.3 beta) on a 2011 27" iMac. Recently, my Time Machine backups (I have a Time Capsule connected to the computer directly by USB) started to fail. First, I got a message ...
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Need to backup, but can't press 'Trust Computer' button because of cracked screen

I recently bought an iPhone 6s and wanted to bring my data from my old iPhone 4 to it but I have the following problem. My iPhone 4 has a cracked screen and the sensor is a little messed up. If I try ...
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Time Machine Backup Failing with Error 11

I've been trying to run a Time Machine backup for the last couple of days (OSX 10.7.5 and Porsche LaCie 2TB); however, it has been constantly failing. Console is producing the following crash messages ...
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Will iOS backup include a paired Bluetooth keyboard?

I have an iPad with a broken digitizer. This, of course, renders the iPad useless. Although I would still be able to use it for typing, etc, if only my Bluetooth keyboard was paired to it. But how to ...
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iTunes Error Message 54

I ran into an iTunes error message 54 when I was attempting to backup my phone. I have an iPhone 4 ios 4.2.1 that I'm trying to update to ios 7.1.2. I am currently on Windows 10 operating system with ...
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Can't see old time machine backups

I've installed a new HDD in my iMac, so i reinstalled OS X. I used migration assistant to set back only the settings. I also wanted to set back some other folders, but since my new HDD was smaller ...
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Cannot use existng Time Machine Backup on OS X Server after changing password

I'm backing up to a drive attached to an OS X Server via the Time Machine backup service. Recently I changed my password on OS X Server I had been authenticating with for the backup. So, I had to ...
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Apple using Google Servers for iCloud Backups?

I was doing some QOS optimizing, when I noticed this oddity. 1e100.net being google owned, im curious why all my ios devices established a connection to this address when doing an iCloud Backup. Qos ...
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Where is my .bashrc file in a dd image?

I created an "emergency" image of my entire HD using the procedure explained in Recover a dead hard drive using dd. I spent a lot of time fine tuning my .bashrc and .profile files, but I cannot find ...
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Switching original backup from Timemachine

Im using the WD My Passport for Mac, and I recently formatted my entire computer. If I use this same harddrive to back up on time machine(with the old backups), will it mess anything up as it might ...
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iCloud Backup won't work on new iPad mini

Got a new iPad mini. When I tried to set up from iCloud backup it tells me my iCloud is empty. My old iPad shows I have 16.7 GB available out of 20 GB in my iCloud account. I backed up my old iPad but ...
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Software to backup recently modified files in few directories

I used to use this software which used to pick recently modified files from a configurable set of directories and back it up (into another synced folder inside Dropbox). The purpose is to recover ...
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Two Time Capsules with same disk name - Time Machine settings “mix up” targets?

I added a second Time Capsule to my network. At first I configured the MacBook Air to use it and everything went well. Then I configured a MacMini Server to use it and Time Machine Settings seem to be ...
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Problems with Apple Photos

I recently spent hours organizing my folders and files with Mac Photo on one of my Macs. Now, a few days later, all my changes are gone and everything is back to the way it was before the big cleanup, ...
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Omitting photos when backing up an iphone to a macbook with itunes

I have a 64GB iPhone 6 and a MacBook Air with a 256GB disk, about 20GB of which is empty. There are about 24GB of photos and videos on the iPhone, all of which have been imported into the Photos app ...
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Can I install an older OS X over a newer OS X without restoring from backup?

Previously I was running Yosemite. I upgraded to El Capitan and started having problems with an app I used regularly. The backup I have is OS X Lion. If I restore this backup, I'll lose a ton of ...
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Check how much GB time machine's backup need to be restored?

I have: Main: working copy of Mac OS X the capitan, in a 1TB hard drive, External: I have another external 1TB HD with the time machine copy, Next Main?: Empty 120GB SSD HD After deleting all the ...
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Should I be able to run disk utility on my Time Machine Backups?

Been having issues with Time Machine and backup so I ran disk utility on all my drives: iMac drive, iomega external HD and Time Capsule. When I run on Time Capsule I am getting a failure and this ...
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Is there a way to make a portable iOS backup?

I'm travelling and will probably get a new iPad (actually an iPad Pro - woo hoo) while I'm away. Is there a way to backup my current iPad, take the backup with me, and then when I'm near a laptop or ...
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Why is my Time Capsule backup getting stuck on “preparing backup” or “cleaning old backups?”

Had my iMac 2009 21.5" hard drive replaced a few days ago, from a 500GB to a 1TB. This was done by an authorized Apple repair dealer. I have been trying to run backups through Time Capsule but it ...
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Finder copying dialog freezing from time to time during transfer

I'm trying to backup 2tb drive I have connected to my mac to another drive using this enclosure via firewire 800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/M3QX2KIT0GB/ The problem is that from time to time ...
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Will my backup from previous iTunes v12 be available when I installed iTunes v13 on same laptop?

I have a back up of my iphone 5s on itunes 12.1.2 After buying a new iPhone 6s, I opened immediately my iTunes 12.1.2 and a pop up window said that I have to download the latest iTunes before it can ...
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Retaining current files in Dropbox after restoring Time Machine backup

My mac recently had a software problem and I need to restore a time machine backup to get the mac working again. I do not want to restore any dropbox files to their earlier state, especially since I ...
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Is there “danger” in removing Macintosh HD from my Time Machine as a back up? I want to use Seagate Backup Plus Drive

I'm a novice (obviously!), and my Seagate will not back up my computer because it says there is nothing to back-u since my Macintosh HD is in my "Exclude these items from backups" under "Options". I'...
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Payment information

When I try to re download an app that I had already bought. Apple asks to verify my payment information. I go in to verify it and I don't want the payment information up. It say Visa MasterCard Amex ...
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How to backup live photo as 6s feature in dropbox or other

I found that live photo is not backup on dropbox or google photo can live photo (on 6s feature);only backup on icloud?
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Does a new computer require a new Time Machine drive?

If I buy a new iMac to replace an old iMac do I need a new or different HD for Time Machine?
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How to back up iPhone / iPad without PC or iCloud?

Are there ways besides iCloud or using a computer with iTunes to back up data on your iPhone or iPad? One way seems to be a USB flash drive with a lightning connector... But is that just for photos ...
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Copy Apps from iPad to PC iOS 9 [duplicate]

I have lots of apps on my iPad and I want to copy them to my PC, usually I'd just click transfer purchased in iTunes but now it's not working. I want to backup and restore my iPad because I've been ...
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How do I restore my iPhone 4 without backup?

I was just trying to put some new music on my iPhone 4 (just temp phone until Christmas), I have had it for around 5 months, after losing my old iPhone 4s 6 months ago. I thought the backup was for ...
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cannot turn off spotlight indexing on external drive

I know this question has been asked before, but the solutions suggested are not working for me. I just finished attaching a brand new external hard-drive and waiting for 14 hours for Time Machine to ...
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Rsync: run backups like Time Machine and prevent removing non existing remote files/dirs on local folder

I have this configuration: a NAS and a local hard drive on my Mac I want to backup incrementally, like Time Machine does. When I do this rsync command: rsync -va --exclude=.DS_Store --delete /...
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Make an XML iTunes Library working in a NAS server

I recently bought a QNAP NAS (TS-251) and everything is working fine. I'm now on the iTunes part of my setup and here is my tricky situation. I have a personal library I'm backuping that I would like ...
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Cant recover from Time Machine Disk because [UPDATE NEEDED]

I have an external drive with a bunch of backups and I want to make a restore from that disk. I've always been able to restore by starting the computer while pressing the option key and selecting the ...
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iPhone 6s won't backup to iCloud

If I do end up having to take this to the Apple Store maybe someone can lend me some insight on the problem so I don't look too stupid when talking to them. I've tried restoring from both iCloud and ...
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Switching MBP from hard drive to SSD

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP that I am wanting to last me a couple more years. It was suggested I get a SSD to replace my hard drive, so I bought it but need to know some stuff before switching to it. ...
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Time Machine over the network fails and reports incorrect available space

I use Time Machine to backup my iMac to a MacBook Pro which is running OS X server. Both are running 10.11.1; the Server version is 5.0.15. Time Machine had been running fine using a 4TB USB drive ...
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iPhoto to Photos issue

I just took my computer into the Mac store and had it upgraded to El Capitan. I had iPhoto on my old version, I believe it was Lion. Before I took my computer in, I backed my computer up to a Seagate ...
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New drive + new OS, but will Time Machine restore old OS?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and it was running OS 10.7. I use Time Machine regularly. Just had the harddrive replaced with an SSD and OS 10.11. If I restore from Time Machine instead of Migration ...
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Backing up External Drive without Time Machine

I'm not too familiar with Time Machine. I cannot recall if Time Machine creates full version-controlled images, or just changes what's different since last time. I'm interested in the latter, I don'...