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There is a C function 'CSBackupSetItemExcluded' you can use to tell Time Machine to exclude a file. You can find it documented here... https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/MacOSX/Reference/Backup/#//apple_ref/c/func/CSBackupSetItemExcluded


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The new Time Capsules require OS X 10.75 and later: http://www.apple.com/airport-time-capsule/specs/ Your best option is to upload your documents online (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) as your 10.5 backup on an external drive say, may not restore to the current version of OS X.


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If I understand correctly, you want to backup your iOS devices to a drive other than your Mac's (because they have small SSDs). It is possible to backup multiple Macs to a single Time Capsule. Sadly though, it seems that Time Capsule doesn't support backing up iOS devices (yet. I really do hope this becomes an option soon, and I'm not the only one). Here ...


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The command you used is ok. This created a link in ~/Library/"Application Support"/MobileSync that points to /MacintoshHD/Backup. And this is is a symbolic link. However, is you get the info on Finder it will catalog as Kind: Alias. The first letter of the output of ls -l will show you that is a symbolic link: lrwxr-xr-x 1 username staff 8 Dec 10 ...


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Finder always shows symlinks as aliases. Even though they are actually different, Finder does not show the difference, regarding all symlinks as aliases.


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http://pondini.org has massive amounts of info on troubleshooting Time Machine. In particular, "Reconnecting" to your backups may answer your question.


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Disclaimer: I'd make this a comment, but I only just joined the Apple branch of Stack Exchange and lack the 50+ rep to do so. First and foremost, the keychain database that stores the device's secure information will only be present if a backup is encrypted with a password. If it's not, well, sorry, but you're out of luck. If it is encrypted, then we need ...


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Time Machine will be able to restore all files. Depending on what you want to restore, you may restore the whole partition or only single files or folders. Setting up Time Machine you may choose which folders or files to exclude from the backup. Here is an example of the Time Machine UI: You may navigate with the Time Machine.app in your Time Machine ...


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Don’t attempt to merge them. All that will do is corrupt the MBP backup, which is the only one that matters. There’s no use in keeping the old one. It’s just redundant. Think of it as a useless block of data that’s just clogging up disk space. Time machine is only deleting the MBP backups because those are the only backups it recognizes as Time Machine ...


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You can still access data from "dee's backup" by selecting "Browse Other Time Machine Disks" from Time Machine's Dock menu. (Right click or click-and-hold on TM's icon in the Dock.) TM is holding onto both sets of data because even though YOU know you copied all the data from the old machine to the new, all TM knows is that a bunch of data just showed up on ...


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When, upgrading, I always just backup my old iPhone to iTunes and restore the iTunes backup. That gets all pics including the camera roll. I just recently upgraded from a 5s to 6, and I still have the very first pic I took with an iPhone on July 11, 2008 and that is how I've always done it. Note: backup in iTunes is not the same as syncing with iTunes. ...


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The "ln" command doesn't copy or backup anything it just makes a link to it in a different place. Is that what you were trying to do? If you are trying to create a backup you need to use "rsync", or "cp" to copy the files for a backup.


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Unfortunately by "backing up the app" it only backs up the data the app has. You can go into your finder and locate the app and save that in another location and when you need it inport it into iTunes. Just remember to not update the app. Finder/username/music/itunes/itunes media/mobile applications


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Not everything makes perfect sense, but I believe this set of instructions will help you along. Review the entire articles below: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18872 - for the erase and reinstall http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 - for setting up backups once the restore is complete Outline of the process: make sure the backup is safe and ...


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If you have a 3tb drive would you not partition it? 1tb would be HUGE for OS and apps, I can't imagine the number of apps you'd need to fill that much space. Do remember though, that you'd still need to backup your data (SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner are sometimes more useful for data backup). As you have a MacPro then dropping a new, smaller boot drive ...


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I had that exact problem and only thought every last thing had been downloaded. However when I went to iTunes on my phone, some songs had not downloaded. When I tapped them, it started the download and as soon as that was done, the message went away and my phone is now able to be backed up to the iCloud once more.


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Rich, the founder of Revert here. We provide free automatic daily backup for Evernote and a growing selection of other apps including Dropbox. Using Revert for backup takes the fuss out of the backup process and makes restoring notes or notebooks fast and easy. We were reviewed recently on The Next Web. Give it a try and if you have any questions feel ...


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Backup your iPod to your computer rather than iCloud. iTunes will do that for you, see the "Back up using iTunes" section here http://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203977 There are also third party tools that may help if iTunes fails. I used TouchCopy, and it worked well. http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/



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