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Simply use Finder to drag a copy of the folders you want to maintain out of the Backup.backupdb hierarchy and then delete the copies left in Time Machine or delete all backups. How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427 - You can also enter the Time Machine restore interface and find files that ...


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Synology does have this walk-through for doing what you want to do. I will mention that (quite some time ago) I used a Synology NAS as a time-machine target disk, and I did get it to work, but found it to be highly error-prone. Not what you want in a backup. Also slow. I'm using a drive with a direct USB3 connection now and am much, much happier with that.


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Your iMac has only a single disk in it, and that is the one you will be backing up. You cannot use the same disk to back up to. You need to get an external device to hold the backup data: either an external disk (that connects to your iMac via USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt), or an Apple Time Capsule appliance (which also acts as a wireless network router). ...


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This might be considered pure opinion rather than fact, but I'd say just dedicate a spare HD to it & set up Time Machine. I use both Win & Mac here, Macs backed to Time Machine & Win to Acronis. Time Machine wins hands down. The Time Machine can be used to recover files when your OS X HD is crashed. Just put in a new drive, recover from Time ...


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Go to Disk Utility, select the disk on the left, go to the Erase tab, specify the format as FAT32, enter a name and click Erase.


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For extra peace of mind, you can use Image Capture (in your Applications folder) to securely download the photos to the computer's hard drive first. The procedure above should protect your photos, but seeing the photos safe and sound can help to put the new mother's mind at ease.


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You can use any computer that has iTunes installed on it. All you need to do is back it up to that computer first. You don't have to sync it with the computer. Once the iPhone is backed up, you can download and install the update knowing you have a backup of it on the computer. Once the iOS update is complete, you can go into Preferences -> Devices and ...


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Yes. OS X Server specifically includes the Time Machine Server software that makes it easier for Time Machine backups from machines on your network to reach, wakeup and perform their Time Machine backups to the server using native Time Machine data transfer protocols. OS X Server can act as a designated Time Machine backup location for all the Mac ...


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No credit for me. I have literally taken this from user NSGod: http://superuser.com/a/222590 My own addition, a bit obvious: the target filesystem should support symlinks, hardlinks, etc, else it will not work you can use the zip command in the command line and preserve these filetypes manually with zip --symlinks -r foo.zip foo/ How are you creating ...


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It looks like the files I want are stored in \~Library\Preferences under each stack's specific plist file. I don't quite understand why none of them transferred over from the original backup, but I am hopeful they will copy over when I visit the Time Machine backup.


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The new router (the hardware did change) is obviously using one of the default 192.* ranges instead of the 10.* range the old router was using. Your iMac and NAS picked up an address in the new IP range, (that's why the iMac could 'see' the NAS,) but because the IP in the NAT changed, Time Machine failed. When you change routers in the future, you should ...


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If you believe your Mac has a virus or any kind of malware you should clean your Mac using a piece of software designed to remove malware. Time Machine isn't intended to be used to remove malware. There is nothing to stop a piece of malware from infecting your Time Machine backups.


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No - Power Nap is extremely selective about what activities it will take on and thus far, no third party hooks or API is provided by Apple to allow someone to easily modify what happens when the OS wakes from a nap. Clearly, someone could reverse engineer things and come along with a solution, but that hasn't happened yet. If they do, we can surely come ...


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CrashPlan by Code42 supports backing up data between different operating systems running on local computers: Dust off that old computer. It doesn’t even matter which operating system it uses. Install CrashPlan on both computers. Make sure to use the same email address. Your other computers will show up in “Computers” under “Destinations.” Select computer ...


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Another alternative is to spend < $100US to purchase a external USB HD (Western Digital, Seagate, and LaCie make good drives,) and use Time Machine to back it up. Time Machine is a very handy and reliable method to backup your entire Mac.


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There are two library folders on OS X. One is your user level library folder which is ~/Library and the other is the system level library at /Library. Although most of the preferences will be in your user level library, some programs save their files in the system library. For example, Microsoft Office will save preferences in the system library. I recommend ...



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