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Restoring data from both an iCloud and iTunes backup

I backup my iPhone to iTunes manually about once a week, and backup to iCloud automatically every night, when I charge my iPhone. If I want to restore from an iTunes backup, then I just connect my ...
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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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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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Time Machine and case-sensitive HFS

Time Machine defaults to formatting a new drive to Journaled HFS+ (case-sensitive), if you set up the drive from within Time Machine itself. However, my main drive (the one Time Machine will be ...
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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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Google Photos Backup creates large Pictures/GPBackup folder

I installed Google Photos Backups on OSX (Mavericks). It created a /Users/rob/Pictures/GPBackup folder that is 10 gig in size, and it looks like it has copies of all my photos and movies. I don't ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Move single user Time Machine backup drive to OS X Server

I have an external hard drive which is currently used as a Time Machine backup drive for a single machine. I'd like to move the drive to my Server machine and use it for network backups for all my ...
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Migration Assistant problem

Replacing a failing HD with an SSD in an early 2011 MBP 13". Made a Time Machine backup to an external USB HD with original disk, installed the SSD, installed OS X from the install DVD that came with ...
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How to verify that an iTunes backup is valid?

Is there a way to verify that a backup of an iPhone is valid (other than wiping the device and attempting to restore it :))? I've had a recent catastrophic incident involving an iTunes encrypted ...
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Time Machine backup to run my MacBook on another

My MacBook is in the shop for repair. I have my Mom's MacBook, but the hard drive has failed. I'm wondering if I can use the time machine backup of my computer via USB to basically run my hard drive ...
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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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Can't navigate Time Machine interface (going backwards/forwards in time) since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Yosemite, when I open Time Machine on a folder, I can't navigate backwards in time anymore, on any folder. The arrows are grayed out. Usually, this is because Time Machine ...
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Apple Mail: All the mailboxes seems to be empty?

I have installed a new HDD on my Macbook Pro. I can't reinstall OS from the Time Machine Backup, it reports an error, and asks me to run the install again. It is the same every time I try. I have now ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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Having trouble restoring individual GarageBand projects from Time Machine

I am trying to grab some old GarageBand project files from my live Time Machine backup that lives on an external drive that was formatted by Time Machine, and move them to my main desktop drive. I can ...
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“Disk is read only” when doing backups to an external disk attached to a Raspberry Pi

I have an external USB disk attached to a Raspberry Pi. I've been making Time Machine backups without problems, but today I'm getting an error telling me that the "disk is read-only" and the backup ...
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How to use Time Machine to back up a partitioned drive?

My MBP was originally a single SSD partition, which I backed up with Time Machine to an external USB HD. I created a new partition on the SSD for Yosemite, and am running the MBP on 10.10, although ...
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Why is cloning my MacBook Pro slower since I upgraded it to SSD?

Last week I replaced the 512GB 7200rpm HDD in my Mid-2010 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD (Crucial 550). The performance improvement in most areas is welcome, but one thing is now considerably slower: my ...
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I can't restore 'library' with support files from Time Machine

Due to an accident, my entire applications folder with all the support files, including plists and caches got deleted. I tried restoring by files from the most recent Time Machine backups but I ...
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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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Backup Synology NAS to multiple external drives using OSX Server

I want to backup my NAS (currently one folder around 5tb, one about 1tb) to external drives. I tried using gnutar (installed using homebrew) which in theory does what I want, but it can't update the ...
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Time Machine Backup at night only works when Laptop lid is opened

Important: I back up to a time capsule, via wifi. I set my computer up to automatically wake up at 2:58 AM. At 2:59 AM I run a script that launches "caffeinate -s", in order to prevent my MacBook to ...
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iCloud seems to delete Notes taken on my Mac when offline

I have just set up the Notes.app on my MBP (Running OSX 10.8.2) to link up with my iCloud account so that I could begin working with synchronised notes. I make a lot of notes while I am out and about ...
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How can I mount a backup drive only on demand?

I have a MacBook Pro 15" with the SuperDrive removed. As the primary boot drive I have an SSD, and in the SuperDrive slot I have a larger spinning disk. Each night, I use SuperDuper to clone the SSD ...
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Backing up an External USB Drive to TimeMachine then Restoring Without Drive Connected?

I have just configured my iMac to backup my external USB harddrive in addition to the internal drive. I have just tested restoring some files from the TimeMachine backup, by selecting the USB drive ...
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“Failed to upgrade encrypted tmbootpicker.efi” in Time Machine backups

I've noticed the error "Failed to upgrade encrypted tmbootpicker.efi: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=-50 "Could not find any Apple_Boot corresponding to the encrypted volume..." ...
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Backup/Copying external Hard drive to Time Capsule

I'm trying to copy everything on an External hard drive to my Time Capsule. I figured plugging it into the Time Capsule would be quickest. But if I start the copy on my Macbook (wireless) will the ...
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Is it safe to backup only the Photos.app library, and not the older iPhotos?

Question: Is it safe to take a backup of just the newer Photos.app library, or may it have some crazy dependencies into the older iPhotos library? Background: On my 479 GB HDD, 348 GB is used by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automatic move all mails to folder

I have a School email (Microsoft Exchange) which is limited to 350MB of storage. Therefore every month or two I need to move all my emails to the Mac drive instead of the Exchange server. One thing I ...
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Password protected drive gives error when moving from a time machine partition

Goal: Move from time machine partition Problem: Password protection gives an error. Partitioned my wd elements 500 gb into two equal sized backups, elements1 and elements2. I perform time machine ...
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How to specify backups destination folder in TimeMachine

In TimeMachine settings I can choose only device where to store backups. But I don't want to see backups in the root directory of my external hdd. I have directories like: - Backups - Movies - ...
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Mounting Time Machine .sparsebundle fails

I have a Time Machine backup volume that is not mountable anymore. I tried to repair it with: fsck_hfs -drfy /dev/disk1s2 It showed the following error: ** Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume. ...
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I can't transfer data from my hard drive (FAT32) to my laptop

I have been using this hard drive for a while now and recently I haven't been able to transfer files from the hard drive. I have stored close to 500 GB of data and now that I am trying to move some of ...
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download icloud backup files to pc

My phone broke and I can not afford to purchase a replacement but I need to access my information backed up on my icloud, How do I download my backed up iphone files from icloud directly from my ...
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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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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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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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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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Restoring iPhone 5 fails - error 2001?

I've just moved to the States and a family member kindly passed on an old AT&T iPhone 5. The trouble is that it's stuck in a reset loop. When I go into recovery mode and try to restore the phone, ...
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Why would Time Mac Machine delete the most recent backup after canceling a backup?

I recently plugged in my external hard drive, and opened up Time Machine. I noticed that Time Machine had started backing up automatically, and so I cancelled the backup. But then I noticed that the ...
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Why is Time Machine (in 10.10.4) waiting for Spotlight to finish indexing?

I upgraded to 10.10.4 (from 10.10.3) yesterday … I've noticed since then that the hourly backups to my Time Capsule (4th gen, 2 TB) seem to take forever to get started ("Preparing …"). I took a look ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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Time Machine drive doesn't mount; exit code 8

My Time Machine backup disk is borked. Normally, I'd just reformat and re-run the backup, but that disk also has a folder of pictures separate from the Time Machine files that I need to recover. The ...