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No, if you move the files back to another location on the disk backed up by Time Machine, the next backup will create a new copy of these files on your backup volume. This may even occur if you put them back into the same place (because the files will get a new creation timestamp which AFAIK triggers Time Machine to create a new file on the backup drive). ...


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From Apple KB : Backup disks you can use with Time Machine Formatting a backup disk for use with Time Machine The most common format for a Time Machine backup disk is Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. Time Machine also supports Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled), Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted), and Xsan ...


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Every backup is a full backup. Your destination has hard links to each file so that if you copy any snapshot to another volume or folder - you have a copy of every file. If you delete a file from one time interval - the other intervals lose no data. As implemented, there is no reason to store duplicate bits on e destination if a hard link suffices to fully ...


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It appears you are looking at the iCloud info in System Preferences on an Apple laptop or desktop. Inside System Preferences, after you click on iCloud, you then click on Manage in the lower right corner. When that window comes up, the top option is highlighted but not necessarily selected. If it's not selected, the backups will not show in the right column. ...


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There are two ways of having backups encrypted. First, Time Capsule allows for you to encrypt the disk. If you enable this, the disk can only be mounted by the device if you provide it with the password to do so. This encryption is local and thus doesn't address your concern. It does mean that if the disk somehow gets taken out of the TC, it can't be read. ...


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Yes, when you go to the Time Machine preferences, just select Use Both when adding the additional drive. From: OS X El Capitan: Use multiple backup disks Time Machine rotates the backup schedule among the disks. For each disk, Time Machine backs up everything that’s changed since the last time that disk was used. If you designated items that shouldn’t ...


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Copyfile is responsible for splitting a HFS+ file into two files. The data fork- file and a metadata fork- ._file. That happens when you use the -E option with the Apple supplied rsync. I have no idea why it is failing. rsync does create temporary files and then moves them into place.


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The image files (the jpgs) exist only once but are hard linked into both libraries. As the Finder doesn't have an (easy) way to identify the hard linking, calculating folder size on ~/Pictures counts these files twice. Hard links work within one disk volume only, so if you copy data to a Cloud drive or to Windows, you will end up having two seperate files ...


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In your situation, I'd try doing a backup with Super Duper. www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/ It will be a full backup, can go on any drive with enough free space for the backup, and takes you away from any possible issues with Time Machine.


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If you want to do a mirrored backup use something like rsync or Carbon Copy Cloner. Time machine's mission is to make incremental backups every hour so you can browse and restore old versions of your documents. It wouldn't be my choice for making a full mirrored backup of a hard drive. Rsync is built in to OSX so the price is right and it can synchronize ...


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Sorta–but no. There are actually three different things we're talking about here. iCloud mail Storage of attachments in iCloud Backup Each of these items are very distinct, but all pull from the same storage pool (your 5GB default.) Let's go over each. The first is iCloud mail. This is an email service effectively equivalent to any other, provided by ...


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Yes, you could just copy it back, but it may not be bootable. That can be fixed by installing OS X over the top of your files. It should preserve what is there and make it bootable.



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