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Connect each phone to iTunes over USB - choose to transfer all purchases to the computer. When all the apps are on iTunes, you can install them on devices that them even when the store online is "out of stock"


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Yes, you can. When you set up the new Mac and connect it to your Time Machine backup either through the network or via cable, you can select restore from Time Machine Backup during setup. If you have already set up your new Mac and want to now restore, use Migration Assistant found in your Applicatons > Utilities folder. The instructions can be found on ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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Depending on your MacBook model, removing the hard drive may void your warranty, so it might be better to prediscuss this with the store or ask them for other options. They may also offer you a way that they can do the backup for you (at extra cost maybe) or give you the old hard disk back after getting your MacBook working again.


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No. A backup only copies the information to a remote location. The original information on your phone will remain. The backup preserves the information, should the information on your iPhone become damaged. It also makes it easier to transfer this information to another iPhone. If you backup your iPhone to a computer (connected via the USB cable) using ...


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This somewhat of a long shot, but it sounds a little like you may have changed something on your disk. "Invisible" actions like changing file permissions or HFS+ compressing files will cause TimeMachine (TM) to assume that the files have changed and need to be backed up. Another scenario would be that the UUID of your hard disk changed. This article lists ...


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rsnapshot If you really don't want or cannot use Time Machine, you should look into rsnapshot. However, this solution will be much more complicated than using Time Machine. This guide explains the procedure of setup: Use homebrew for setup: brew install rsnapshot Next you will have to configure its settings in rsnapshot.conf Now you can run it somewhat ...


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In iTunes, click on the Apps icon to see a grid of your downloaded apps. Plug your second iPod into your Mac/PC. Drag the app to the new device. (It should show automatically in the sidebar as you start to drag.) [Assuming you are using the latest version of iTunes. It should work on previous versions as well.]


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Time Machine would probably be easier and or better then using tar as there is no mention in the man page that it will preserve resource forks and HFS meta-data information. *See Edit below. ditto does and more... From it's man page: ditto will preserve resource forks and HFS meta-data information when copying unless instructed other- wise using ...


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There's also a command hdiutil which can be used to make a single dmg file from a directory, and the HFS flags are all preserved.


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20 GB might still not be enough. Go to Settings → iCloud → Backup and check the Next Backup size to make sure it is less than the free space on your iCloud account.


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The apps not showing were purchased under a different Apple ID. I had to logout from the current ID in iTunes, and login with the other ID. Then I could Transfer purchases (which included those other apps).


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Go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage (iCloud) and delete the backup for your old phone. The new phone will overwrite it own backups, just like the old phone did. It won't overwrite the backup for another device (I.e your old phone).


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TimeMachine uses hard links to do his magic for incremental backups. so if you do a du check on a TimeMachine backup volume, you won't see good results, because hardlinked files would count twice or more but in fact they use just one. if you check for disk usage, please exclude any form of hard links (backup directories). there is no option to "exclude ...


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You can read any file on the Time Machine volume - just write permission is withheld in the Backups.backupdb folder. This is all covered in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Feel free to explore the drive and use it for other storage - the system keeps you from messing in places where the machine needs to control file writes. I can only assume the ...


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Use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk. SuperDuper can also be used for free.


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Photos has migrated the iPhoto library to the Photos library. Photos no longer reads from or writes to the iPhoto library. You only need to back up the Photos library. Providing you have no referenced masters in the iPhoto library, it's fine to delete. Keep a backup of it for a while in case anything doesn't work. You can copy all your referenced masters ...


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Since it says you need to reformat, what you need to do is: Boot into the Recovery Partition Click "Disk Utility" Select "Macintosh HD" Go to the "Erase" tab Select the format as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" Choose a security option from the security option section(I would recommend zero-pass since this is still your Mac) NOTE: If you have an SSD, the ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...



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