Time Machine is Apple's built-in backup software. Time Machine was first introduced on OS 10.5 Leopard.

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Read encrypted USB time machine drive in windows [duplicate]

I have a USB HDD that I used for time machine backups. I believe the whole drive is encrypted because it has to be unlocked with a password. I put other files on the drive, so it is not exclusively ...
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Migrate OS X using Migration Assistant and Time Machine - not enough space

I desparately need to migrate from Mac OS X 10.5.8 running on a rather old Mac Pro to 10.10 running on a new Mac Mini. To achieve this, I was planning on using the Migration Assistant (MA) tool with a ...
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Major difficulty restoring Time Machine backups/accessing .sparsebundle on newer Mac Mini

Alright so here's my issue. I've searched the web for quite some time and hopefully I can find some better info here. I used to have a Time Machine that was set to backup an older Macbook Pro. The ...
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Fastest way to delete all Timemachine Backups for a machine

What is the recommended way to get rid of a whole TimeMachine archive (aka Backups.backupdb)? Using Disk Utility to erase the whole disk is not an option. I moved everything to the Trash, but "...
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Automatically shrink existing Time Machine Backup to a fixed size

I googled for hours to find a solution for this issue, but I couldn't find an answer that fitted for my problem. My setup: I have an iMac with a ~1TB Hard Drive I'm backing it up via Time Machine ...
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Does Time Machine take advantage of two backup disks to backup more fine-grained snapshots?

I use Time Machine with two backup hard discs. Does Time Machine create an identical copy of the data on both disks, or does it back up more fine-grained snapshots to different disks, so that I have ...
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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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Time Machine Backups - Very Slow and inaccurate size

So about 1 1/2 years ago, I bought a WD My Passport for Mac as my Time Machine backup disk and a place to store files. When the drive gets around 5 or so backups, I still have plenty of free space ...
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Slow progress of Time machine backup

I am backing up my hdd with the Time machine. Even small incremental backups take several hours. For an hour or so I am in the state "50.3 MB of 496.3MB", while in Activity Monitor I notice that ...
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Is there a way to do anything else while Time Machine GUI interface is working?

I love Time Machine's functionality. However, I just hate that while the GUI is displayed, I cannot do anything else. It's slow. Slowness is more or less* understandable, given I am using it over Wi-...
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Network TimeMachine backup errors - System keychain problem?

I've been using Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro to my local OS X Server for years, but I recently started getting errors when attempting to backup. When running either an automatic or manual ...
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Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?

In the past, I had used only an external hard drive for my backups. It worked great, and it backed up to folders, in a way that I could go to individual files in the backup. I decided that since I was ...
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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 Lion and then migrated everything from the old computer to the new using ...
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Time Machine - List of Files that were backed up

I'd like to know to see which files are getting backed up by my time machine? I often see a large amount of data being transfered and I'm not sure sure what it is.
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How to downgrade macOS and restore settings from newer time machine

I tried macOS Sierra and now I want to go back to El Capitan. I have backups from both OS versions on the drive but Time Machine is saying that I can't restore from that drive. How do I restore my ...
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Can I ask Time Machine to backup only some data to a smaller disk?

I have two backup hard discs for Time Machine: 1.5TB, and 1TB. My backup fits in 1.5TB, but Time Machine sometimes complains that it can't backup to the 1TB disk, because the space is not enough. Can ...
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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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Moving Time Machine backup between two local disks results in full backup instead of incremental

The Problem After migrating the entirety of a a Backups.backupdb to a new hard drive as recommended by Apple by simply copy-pasting within Finder between two local disks, Time Machine encountered ...
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Time Machine often says, “No Backups for # Days” even though it should back up every weekday

I have a late 2014 MBP that I hook up to power and an external hard drive at work every weekday for 8 hours. I've been running Yosemite for less than a week, and before that I was running Mavericks. ...
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Is it possible to boot from a TM backup that is not on a dedicated or partitioned drive?

I am about to replace my old early 2011 Macbook HD with a new SSD and would like to use the TM backup that I have on my non-partitioned external HD. However, I've done my backup a bit naively: the /...
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Unable to boot into recovery mode on Mavericks Mid 2009 17" Macbook Pro

I am trying to restore a new SSD I placed into my MBP using a Time Machine backup on an external HD. In order to do this, I read I need to be able to go into recovery mode as I boot my system up. To ...
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The backup on Server is already in use

I have OS X Mavericks with the Server software installed. The server machine is an iMac with a Drobo attached via USB. I use the Server Time Machine service to create a backup server on the network, ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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Routers that are compatible with Time Machine

I'm looking for a router that provides file storage requirements for OS X Time Machine to see the router as a backup destination. I found that Netgear R7000 is supporting it. While unfortunately, ...
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Can one restore a Time Machine backup to a new computer?

I am currently backing up my MacBook Pro late 2013 to a Time Machine. If something happens to my Mac (I can't use it anymore), can I retrieve my files and data onto another Mac? Thanks.
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Time Machine backup time

Time machine keeps daily snapshot for past month and hourly for the last 24 hours. My question - I am only seeing backups at the rate of anywhere from 3-6 per day. Looking at the TM folder I see ...
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Slow Wireless Network via Time Capsule

I have a wireless network set up at home via Time Capsule. I also have Time Machine installed on two laptops and they backup to the Time Capsule. I have noticed that whenever a backup is running the ...
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Cannot find files following Super Duper Clone, can I restore from Time Machine?

Hopefully I can explain my predicament with enough clarity so that someone can help me out. I am feeling a bit panicky. I had a Mac mini that I was selling so needed to wipe. I first backed it up ...
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Copy latest TM folder to server

I would like to copy my latest TM folder to a server. Copying 2016-07-05-110333 would be fine, right? Would this be enough to recover my entire mac?
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How to fix Toshiba external hard drive with missing EFi system partition?

I plugged my sister's Toshiba hard drive into our TV. After I unplugged it and plugged in back to our computer it says that the disk cannot be read so I tried to repair it using the Disk Utility on ...
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Time Machine backup extremely slow after upgrade to Yosemite

I recently updated my MacBookPro from Mavericks to Yosemite and found that Time Machine backup speed has really slowed down. I realized the amount of new/changed files jumped quite a bit after the ...
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How to preseve FileVault after restoring from time machine backup

Last time I restored the main partition from time machine backup, the main partition previously encrypted with FileVault 2 no longer has it enabled. I have to reenable the FileVault, resulting in a ...
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No longer able to start Time Machine on NAS

Well, Time Machine used to work just fine to our Synology NAS. Today I got the message that Time Machine needed to restart, so I let it. It has not been able to successfully start, much less complete, ...
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13" Retina MacBook Pro completely freezes

Every once in a while, my 13" retina MacBook Pro completely freezes while I'm in the middle of working on something. And I do mean completely: it won't respond to any keyboard input, I can't even move ...
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How can I automatically mount an external HD connected via USB to Airport Time Capsule every time I connect to my LAN?

I make Time Machine backups on an external 2TB HD connected via USB to my Airport Time Capsule. PROBLEM When I come back to home and I reconnect to my wi-fi LAN, Time Machine is not able to ...
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Getting Time Machine backups working with an Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS

I'm getting some strange behaviour from Time Machine since upgrading to Moutain Lion using the Iomega Home Cloud Edition NAS as the end point for the backups. Getting the first backup to complete ...
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default /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist file

i have messed up my time machine backup file and did not back it up. Can anybody please post the default file from /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist for el captain (10.11....
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How can I delete Time Machine backups, moved into trash?

I was going to delete the Time Machine backups. I made a mistake and instead of deleting them using Time Machine, I just moved the Backups.backupdb folder to the trash. Now, if I try to empty the ...
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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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Can't connect to Time Capsule

My MacBook (running El Capitan 10.11.4) does not connect to my 2 TB Apple Time Capsule. Upon trying to force a backup, my Mac responds by asking me to eject the MacBook sparse bundle media. How do I ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) into the Apple Store because it had been crashing recently. The first time I brought it in, they did a clean wipe of the hard drive and restored ...
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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 force-...
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Time Machine External Hard Drive stopped being recognized

So I got a 2015 rMBP last year and also got a WD MyPassport External Hard drive with it for Time Machine backups. It ran perfectly a few times a week until yesterday when I plugged it into my Mac. It ...
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Screwed up my 1TB HD iMac27 - I am running OSX 10.11.5 need to rebuild it in Terminal

** Not sure what I did but I need to regain the space on my 1TB HD. I have made a full back up and need to know the step by step commands in TERMINAL to do this. As you can see I have access to only ...
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Why does new Time Machine & Migrate fail with SD

My MacBook Air had a Time Machine backup of my 60g partition on 80g partition of SD card. The drive needed reformatting, but when I tried to restore the TM backup after disk was erased, CMD-R wouldn't ...
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Renamed old Time Machine folder, is there a way to recover

I have an old Time Machine backup that I did when I was still using Yosemite. Today I wanted to make a Time Machine backup of my current El Capitan install. I didn't want Time Machine to overwrite my ...
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Mount sparse bundle with a WD My Cloud EX2 NAS

I use Time Machine with a NAS. It works well and it mounts a disk image when doing backup or when I enter Time Machine. When the disk image is mounted, I can access all the directories of my backups. ...
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Changed Time Machine hard drives

Wander if anyone can help. I changed over hard drives to use for my Time Machine backups of my mac and have completed a new backup on my new external hard drive. On the old external drive that i ...
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How to set a folder as an time machine backup?

I updated my MacBook Pro and it now it won't boot. I am using my hard drive in an enclosure and an external hard drive to extract the data from the SSD that's inside the Mac. The HD that's in the ...
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Will Time Machine store the same data twice in this situation?

I had 80 GB of movies on my internal HDD. Time Machine backed them up to an external HDD, along with everything else on my drive. I then moved those movies to another external HDD (which is not being ...