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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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What is a good OSX incremental backup software (not time machine)

So I used to use CCC to clone my external drive to another external drive for a backup copy. What I realized is that I want incremental backup that is versioned. So I can go back to a copy that is ...
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I screwed up manually deleting TimeMachine backup

My TimeMachine backups need to be deleted. I should have been wise and followed this advice, deleting the backups from within TimeMachine. Can't delete old TimeMachine backup I didn't do that. I ...
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Recover iPhone backup manually from iCloud

I had the misfortune of a stolen iPhone 4 a few months ago. In the interim I've decided not to get a new iPhone. I can view my iCloud storage page and see there is a 1GB file there. There are random ...
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Is it possible to browse my iTunes backup files?

I use to store older backups of my iPad, iPod and iPhone made using iTunes. So, as long as some data (i.e: photos) is stored on one of these backups, I feel free to delete it on the devices. If, in ...
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Can I backup a Time Capsule to a HDD drive connected to its USB port?

I have a 2TB Time Capsule and multiple external HDDs. I recently bought a 4TB external drive, now I'd like all my files, in all my HDDs to go to the 4TB drive that is connected through USB to the ...
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Restore Photos library from Time Machine

Using my Mac Mini was like wading through treacle so I decided to perform a totally clean install, wipe it and start again. I made a Time Machine backup and let that run for a couple of days to make ...
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Backup app to use with Amazon Cloud Drive?

I am backing up my iMac locally using Time Machine, and now I am looking for a cloud backup to provide offsite redundancy. I have signed up for Amazon's unlimited storage option for their Cloud Drive, ...
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Time Capsule Connection Failed after update to Mavericks

After I updating OS X to Mavericks, Time Machine backup stopped to work on Time Capsule. I am connected on internet through Time Capsule without problems AirPort Utility indicators are green with ...
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How can I stop my iPhone displaying “iCloud Backup requires that you verify your password” repeatedly?

Due to what turned out to be a (I assume unrelated) sim card problem, I recently wiped my iPhone 4, and then reinstalled from a backup. Since then, multiple times per day, my iPhone displays a ...
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Running Time Mechine Backup from Recovery HD

My MacBook seems to be getting kernel panics when booting up. I've decided to create a backup, reinstall OS X, and restore from the backup. But I can't create a Time Machine backup because I unable to ...
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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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Does Time Capsule require Internet to properly function as a backup server?

Is it possible to use Time Capsule without the Internet as an offline private wifi network for backup? I have read only tales of terror in my search for anecdotes and instructions regarding set-up ...
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How to loan my iPad while preserving personal data?

I would like to loan my iPad Air (iOS 8.3) to a friend and give him a clean device (without my apps and any personal data). After getting my iPad back, I would like to restore the whole configuration ...
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How to recover data from iPhone backup files WITHOUT the info.plist, status.plist, manifest.plist, manifest.mbdb, and manifest.mbdx files?

I have iTunes 10.5 and Mac OS X version 10.6.8. I would like to restore my iPhone from backup. iTunes detects all my backups EXCEPT one, which happens to be the backup I want.  I looked in the ...
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Making a full image of an installed system

I'd like to know if is possible to make a full, bootable, and restorable image of an entire Yosemite installed system, (that is, with all installed apps and settings) without using a commercial ...
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How do I continue to use Time Machine backups after switching my hard disk?

I replaced my HD with an SSD (256 GB), and restored the contents from my Time Machine backup (external HD 320 GB). Now, after a day of working, I plugged in my external HD to make the next backup. ...
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Curiously removed permissions

I have a severe permissions' issue. I hope there are some really clever people out there, who might know how to solve this using the Terminal, expert-level hacking or in some really simple way so I at ...
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Restore Windows 8.1 System Image Backup to new Boot Camp partition

I just got a new hard drive because the old one was going bad. I made a system image backup of the old Boot Camp partition and saved it to an external drive. Got the new drive set up, with Mavericks, ...
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Change Time Machine backup Password

How can I change the Time Machine Backup Password? Over the Disk Utility it doesn't work. I get the error message "Das Passwort für „MacBook“ konnte nicht geändert werden. (Ungültiger „ioctl“ für das ...
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Files on new computer are locked after using Migration Assistant and Time Machine

I have an MacBook with OSX and backed up everything in a Time Capsule with Time Machine. Now I bought a MacBook Pro with Lionn and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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How do other Macs in the network see my Freenas 9.3 backup drive attached to iMac via Ethernet?

I have a Time Machine back up setup on a Freenas 9.3 server. It works really slowly via WiFi attached to my broadband router. So, I attached it directly to my iMac via Ethernet instead - a full backup ...
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Time Machine fails to create an incremental backup

I use Time Machine to create incremental backups to an external USB hard drive. Backups used to complete properly, but now Time Machine wants to backup much more data. Instead of the couple of GB of ...
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Restoring to a 10.6.8 from Time Machine that backed up a 10.8 system

I spilled coffee on my Macbook Air and didn't turn it off in time. It's fried. I have a Time Machine backup of the entire system. I believe it was running 10.8 when it died. I want to format my old ...
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How can I restore a backup of a phone with the same name?

I broke my iPhone 3G S and bought a new one. During the setup of the new one I chose to set it up as a new phone. I gave it a slightly different name because I thought I'd want to keep old phone's ...
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Error when restoring a iOS 4.3.5 backup onto a iOS 5 device

I have tried several times with several backups, but i keep getting the message that the backup is corrupted or not compatible.
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My MacBook won't recognize my external hard drive (Passport - that I use to back up the Mac!)

I'm not techie at all. But I manage the basics. I've always backed up my MacBook (2009) on a Passport. I just plug it in while the Mac is connected to power source & click the icon & it ...
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(Custom Build) Super Time Capsule - am I missing something

I received an interesting request today. Namely, is it possible to setup a networked Time Machine to backup the Desktops of 11 workstations on a LAN. While I'm familiar with OSX, I haven't attempted ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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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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Errors copying files to external drive

I back up my data on NTFS Windows formatted external hard drives (different brand names), cloning each drive to protect against hardware failure. I copy from Mac, Windows, Linux, or Android machines ...
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iPhone – restore from iCloud backup of newer iOS version

I have an iCloud backup from an iPhone running iOS 8.3. Now, I'd like to restore another iPhone from this backup. The problem is that the other iPhone is running iOS 8.2 (this iPhone cannot be updated ...
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IPad and IPhone - backing up “corrupted” file - spyware on IPad

My IPad Backup failed because the back up is corrupt. Deleting the back up using iTunes or Windows File Explorer and repeating did not work. During Backup to my PC I got multiple popups from ESET ...
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Cannot restore my iPhone backup, iTunes says it's either corrupted or not compatible with this device

I'm in a huge trouble as my new iPhone 4s can not restore a backup of an older iPhone 4s backup. Few days back i had to change my 4s iPhone which was a locked phone( gevey sim) with iOS 8.1.2, so i ...
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How do you lengthen the amount of time that Time Machine keeps hourly backups?

Time Machine keeps hourly backups for 24 hours by default before purging for daily backups and I'd like to extend this further (to a week of hourly backups). Is there a way to change the backup ...
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Backing up data to an NTFS drive

I have a 2TB external hard drive that is about half full of various photos and other things that I use it to hold. Now, I'd like to backup my MacBook Air to it, as I have no more room on my computer. ...
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Reduce the backup from Linux configured TimeMachine

I have created Time Machine server on CentOS and forgotten to set size limit to backup. Now I want to set the limit to 700G but my backup already 800G. Can I reduce the backup without deleting it ...
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How to backup, restore and erase OS X GPT using dd under Linux?

How does one backup, restore and erase OS X GPT using dd under Linux like it's shown in Archlinux Wiki using the MBR analogue: To backup the MBR: # dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/mbr-backup bs=512 count=1 ...
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Reformat Time Machine backup drive back to an ordinary external hard drive

I have a WDC Passport external drive which I used as a time machine backup. However, I do not want to use it as Time Machine backup anymore, I just want to use it as a regular external hard drive. ...
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How to replace internal HDD with SSD in Mac Mini?

I'm a complete nube to Mac (bought Mac Mini 10/Apr/15). So far I have cloned OSX from Internal HDD to USB SSD which is to become my Boot Disk. The HDD is solely to hold a recovery partition, and Data ...
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Remove backup on Windows PC iTunes

Now that iCloud is available, I don't need to backup my iPad to my Windows PC. Is it possible to remove backups from my PC or do I have to uninstall iTunes?
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Sharing iCloud storage between family members

Is there a way to share iCloud storage between family members? I included my wife's iPhone into Family sharing, but I would like to have one storage bucket (20G) that would allow us both Apple ID ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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MTMFS consuming an entire CPU core and fans running full bore with Lion

You may be aware that Lion introduced MTMFS, the Mobile Time Machine File System. I've had a couple of instances now where MTMFS has been chewing up an entire core of my dual-core (mid 2009) MacBook ...
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Corrupt camera video file of 4s

I have captured video's on my iPhone 4s and cut and paste these video's from my iPhone to my PC. Now the video's are visible on the PC but somehow corrupted and won't play. Even more strange, the ...
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How to disable Time Machine for an external hard drive

My wife has a MacBook Pro and two external hard drives; both of which currently contain a Time Machine backup of her MacBook Pro hard drive. Now she wants to "turn off" Time Machine for one of her ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Is backup of IMAP necessary when switching to a new Macbook

I am switching to a new macbook and am in that case wondering, if it is necessary to backup my e-mail. All my mailboxes are Exchange or IMAP. I mean they are already located on the server, so is it ...
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iTunes won't back up bc it's corrupt or incompatible

I can't back up my iPhone to iTunes and haven't been able to for almost a year. I updated my phone, I've reinstalled iTunes, |I've deleted the backups existing in the preferences. Any forum I've ...