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Yes. You can always restore from and older to a newer iOS version, however you can't go from a newer iOS version and restore to an older version.


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This can even be done in Time Machine: Choose the 5 TB HDD as only Time Machine backup drive (OK, my disks are smaller 😉 ): Then exclude your internal drive by adding it to the excluded items - the backup drive is excluded automatically: The final result: You get a folder Backups.backupdb with one folder vm (the name of my Mac) containing folders ...


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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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I would recommend using hdiutil to image the disk. First, run diskutil list in the Terminal to see the identifiers for each disk. You'll want to note the identifier for your Time Machine drive (format is /dev/disk#). Then, in the Terminal, use: /usr/bin/hdiutil create -srcdevice /your/disk/identifier -format UDZO name.dmg Where /your/disk/identifier is ...


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I suggest you break it up into two parts: copy the files, then compress them. Apple has the simplest solution to copy files and you can use the Finder to do so; then try the disk compression routine, if you want to go that route. Faced with this situation a few years ago at home, and having similar problems, I realized I was just jumping through hoops. I ...


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I can't help with the Google Drive question. I can help with a better backup script. I do backups from local disk to local disk using a tool called rsync that comes installed on every Mac and can be accessed in Terminal or using a script like the one you have. rsync --verbose --ignore-errors --archive --exclude '.*' --itemize-changes --delete --progress ...


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This file is where Backblaze stores information about what is stored on their servers and copies of files being uploaded or about to be uploaded. I would exclude this from Time Machine backups, as it will often change and contains nothing you're not already backing up elsewhere.


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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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If you are an administrator (i.e. have an admin account) on the MacBook Air and are familiar with the command line interface you can use the sudo command to obtain machine-level admin rights. Once you have those rights, you can access the files in that folder. An example of this might be: $ cd ~/Desktop $ mkdir luannsphotos $ sudo cp -R ...



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