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An installed OS X can be specific to older models. People that administer Macs professionally call this situation "forked" and no one likes to be "forked" by surprise. Boot the new Mac to the setup assistant (or if you have made an account there already consider making a new test user account and backing up everything on the new mac that you need to save). ...


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The nature of Time Machine is such that it isn't an archival backup, as files deleted from the source drive will eventually disappear from the Time Machine backup set.1 If you have no other backup however, it might come in handy. If the sparsebundle can be repaired, you'd be able to extract files from it. Following the instructions in the first green box of ...


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Surgery.... ....pull out the hard drive, install it into an enclosure (a USB External hard drive enclosure) and simply plug it in as an external hard drive for another Mac without losing everything on the hard drive? How to remove it: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2010+Hard+Drive+Replacement/4305


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The only product that I know of that can handle binary files is an open source product called xdelta. I have used it on Linux and it has worked really well. However, there is a caveat and a big one - you must compile the application. This means you are going to have to become familiar with compiling files on OS X. This requires downloading the XCode ...


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If you are not afraid of using Terminal, you can run rsync -a --progress /PATH/TO/Pictures /Volumes/EXTERNAL/Pictures/


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Ok I FINALLY got this to work!! The alias solution mentioned above actually really helped. I tweaked the process slightly and looked at other references to get this to work. I'm using a WD My Cloud NAS drive to store iOS backups. Heres' what I did, step by step: Create a new folder on the WD external drive and name it 'Backup' Opened the Terminal app and ...


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It seems it can be done partially. Basically the problem was that KeepAlive in combination with SuccessfulExit implied a RunAtLoad (the program was launched right at the start and not at the specified StartCalendarIntervall.) Setting the additional parameter AfterInitialDemand (which is undocumented) will change this behaviour and the program is first ...


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This describes how to clone a drive using Disk Utility. In essence, you mount both drives on your system, select the new drive and choose restore, then select the old drive as the source and make a cup of coffee (500 GiB could take an hour or two, depending on you exact setup).


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Usually the apps like PhotoShop just come across with all the right licenses. However, sometimes you must contact the vendor if they have a draconian DRM policy where they are tied to a specific machine / OS. I'd be very concerned with Adobe if it was a new machine but I've done the upgrade "in place" for Creative Suite at least twice on my MBP 2010. To ...


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You don't need to do this. OS X uses /Users/(username) instead. /home is there for compatibility. This Apple Support Document describes how Mac OS X handles multiple users. Your home folder isn’t actually named “Home.” It’s named with your user name. If your Mac has several users set up, each user has a home folder.


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This makes use of the Exif info stored within the JPEG image file, some of which is indexed by Spotlight, however see the Notes: section below. Here is a simple sample bash script to preform an action on any JPEG image files found in the working directory that was taken on a iPhone. Copy and paste the code below into a plan text file, without an extension, ...


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There are a few tools you can use to monitor file accesses but the two I'd recommend are (with their manual page descriptions): opensnoop - snoop file opens as they occur. Uses DTrace. lsof - list open files Both are shipped with Mac OS and should do what you need. You'll need to run opensnoop in a terminal session before you start your cloud backup (it ...


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Alternatively there are apps that let you download texts off, such as PhoneView by ecamm but I heard they stopped working in one of the most recent updates, so I would check the demo first.


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Yes, it is possible. The iPhone 4s can support the same versions of iOS as the iPhone 6 (see supported devices and Apple's iOS 8 information - see screenshot below from here) and both will run the forthcoming iOS 9, so it shouldn't be a problem restoring a backup from the latter onto the former. I've done something similar, restoring an iOS 8.x iPhone ...


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I know this is a someway old question/answer, but I'm re-doing this right now in Yosemite and I added a little fancy detail to this configuration: since I'm on Yosemite I've been forced to apply Benjamin's "root instead of sudo" way, it's currently working as expected, but I didn't like having an icon for the snapshot volume, something that you shouldn't ...


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Another way is to do a second time capsule backup to the cloud. As long as you can specify the location "as a folder" to time machine, then you have time machine making 2 backups for you. I do 2 backups, one to the Airport Time Capsule unit and one to a different network drive. I know it is not in the cloud, but if you can do as I mentioned above, that ...


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What to do when you do not have enough storage because your backup size is too large: Delete the current backup on your iCloud for that specific iOS device. Your iCloud backup is now automatically turned off, so turn it back on. A new backup is made and has a reasonable size. Theoretically your phone could crash in the short while you do not have a ...



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