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If you want to make a faithful copy of the filesystem contents, avoid using cp. Instead, use the ditto(1) command, which preserves hard links, file permissions, resource forks, and HFS metadata. Unlike cp, ditto is meant to preserve as much of that information as possible by default. It's just a matter of running sudo ditto src dest.


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Simply connect external hdd with enough storage and use Time Machine application (which is included in OS X) Here's tutorial from Apple


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The User Data folders for Firefox and Thunderbird are: /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Firefox /Users/$USER/Library/Thunderbird You might also want to migrate the .plist files for them as well: /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.thunderbird.plist Make sure the applications ...


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It's kind of Catch 22, but with a get-out clause... If you let the Windows antivirus delete the suspect file, it will corrupt the backup. However, as it is being recognised as a Windows virus by a Windows antivirus, then it almost certainly cannot actually have any effect on the iPad. The iPad, of course, does not run Windows & cannot be infected by ...


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I suffered this today when doing a find / -whatever -exec this-or-that {} \; Suddenly mtmfs got 100% CPU. It turns out that mtmfs is a special filesystem mounted on /Volumes/MobileBackups. If you run something that will access files indiscrimately, such as a find (something many "cleaner" programs do) mtmfs will use a lot of CPU when its files are being ...


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The correct answer is No, there is not. Apple does not let you share iCloud Storage with family members, unfortunately. Here's a forum link where this has been discussed: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6543858 You can share your account and password, but then the storage is yours and not really sharing with a sub-account. Each individual Apple ID ...


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Click on the "Time Machine" drive that is indented (the one underneath the one you selected on your screen). Then the "Erase" tab should appear. Also, if your Time Machine is encrypted, my experience was that I needed to erase it and choose an unencrypted format in order to really regain full control of the disk.


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Just found an open source backup script Counterpart (jedda.me) which does exactly this, seemingly does stuff CCC misses too.


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By "Passport," I am assuming that you are referring to a Western Digital external drive, which you have been using to perform regular backups. I'm guessing that by "backups," you have been using Time Machine. Considering that this is a new issue, it is fair to say that the external drive has been formatted correctly for use with Mac OSX (i.e., Mac OS ...


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I booted my Mac in safe mode to see if this would solve the problem. Alas, it did not. Afterwards, whether caused by the safe boot or not, Time Machine didn't "see" the external Data partition anymore, so it would only backup from the internal SSD (and the TM preferences windows no longer listed the WinData partition in the list of excluded items). At that ...


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I think this is what you are meaning. In terminal type in sudo dd if="/dev/disk0" of="/volumes/<volume>/image.img" Warning Entering this command wrong could render your computer useless. Info disk0 is the hard drive of your Mac and <volume> is the name of your external drive and image.img is the name of the file you will create To restore ...


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Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder. Now go to Applications and restore the iPhoto.app. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite ...


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It's a glitch in Time Machine. When an auto-backup is scheduled but your external hard drive isn't available, the computer saves a backup locally. I'm not exactly sure how their space-counting function manages to mess up like this, I'm just paraphrasing what I read in a Google result that then proceeded to give me the solution that worked for me. The ...


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Yes, the Watch uses basically the same mechanics as the iPhone, since it more or less piggybacks it's backup with the iPhone's backup. In your given example you would likely want to first unpair the Watch in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. You might notice that the unpair process takes a while (a minute or two) compared to unpairing of other bluetooth ...


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IMAP and Exchange both keep your email on the server. Adding the account on a new computer will allow you to access your existing email on a new local machine. While you didn't mention POP3 in your question, that would be the email protocol that was designed to store your messages locally. IMAP and Exchange protocols came later.


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Boot holding the option key and select the SSD to boot. You can also use system preferences to set it as the default boot drive. Once the machine will restart (or power on from off) and boot to the SSD, use Disk Utility to erase the HDD and enjoy your new Mac.


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I would highly recommend a small program called SuperDuper, which I use all the time. The problem with TimeMachine, is that it does incremental backups and eats alot of disk space. And you can't boot into your TimeMachine backups. So if something goes wrong with your dual boot system, TimeMachine is useless, because you need a system to boot into. They are ...


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I've written a shell script that lets you optionally specify the number of days to keep: all the backups older than the specified number of days (from now) are deleted. You can check it out on its GitHub repository.



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