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You need to use Disk Utility and format it as HFS+. FAT doesn't support files larger that 4GB (I think). Go to Disk Utility and select the drive. Then erase it and select the format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). You can name it whatever you'd like.
I have had good luck by booting into recovery mode and using Disk Utility to clone the drive before doing major OS X upgrades. The steps: Plug in your USB drive. Boot your Mac into recovery mode by holding down command+r from the start of boot. Once the recovery menu comes up, select Disk Utility and click Continue. Select the drive you want to clone and ...
Sounds like a job for Carbon Copy Cloner; did you try it? http://bombich.com
The nature of backups is that you have an hourly window of time to start one, so the majority of the time, the majority of the computers are not mounting the network share. The algorithm itself is solid in my experience. If you are starting the first backup, that can take quite a while to save, but if you corrupt the disk image then, you can nuke it and ...
After trying WiFi based Time Machine backups on a NAS (MyCloud) and a NAS-like arrangement (USB hard drive plugged into Airport Extreme), I have found no solution where Time Machine 'just works' with disconnected laptops. Time Machine works perfectly for desktops, Ethernet attached or otherwise. But when used on a laptop, where the user can interrupt Time ...
You can't update to 9.0, Apple is no longer signing 9.0.
No, there is no way. Time Machine uses Symbolic links to previous backups when it hasn't changed. You could use some form of ls -H combination with xargs to copy the latest backup some what safely, however, some times those symlinks are broken. Furthermore, CCC won't accept that, because it also need to record which files it has copied, so in future it ...
This sounds like it could be a failing hardware component. Swap any connectors, try with a different cable, etc. IF this is a some major brand usb 3.0 external drives have internal usb 3.0 connectors fail frequently. Try it with a usb 2.0 micro cable and it may work fine at a slower speed. If an external drive, you may be able to put into a drive dock to ...
The folders or paths excluded from the Time Machine backup are stored in /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist To include them again modify the file with an editor (TextEditor will not work) or sudo nano /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist and remove all entries in the SkipPaths array. In the example below you'd have to remove line ...
According to Apple OS X system files include the System folder and the apps that come with your Mac, such as Safari, Mail, Messages, iTunes, Dashboard, and others. I'd also like to see a complete list. Based on my own testing (on 10.11.1) I can confirm that /opt is not included and that not everything in /Applications is excluded.
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