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Yes, it is possible to import message history from a Time Machine backup onto a new machine without a full restore from a Time Machine backup. This was tested on 10.10 but should work for at least 10.9 as well. Take a full Time Machine backup of the new system. Quit Messages.app. Remove all of the following files and directories on the new system: ...


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No, but you can get the same effect as I use this app to keep my mac running for a back up at night time http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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I understand the apprehension! In reality, though, you do not stand to lose anything. The only reason to transfer those purchases to your computer would be to save bandwidth and time by not re-downloading everything. You will still lose associated app data (e.g. login information, cache, etc.), but that would happen even if you did back up those apps to ...


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If your MacBook Air has flash storage, supports Power Nap and is connected to a power adapter at night, then it will back up to Time Machine when in sleep. If any of these criteria is not met, then the backup will not take place. A firmware update is required for the late-2010 MacBook Air to support Power Nap. Make sure that all updates are installed in the ...


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It seems that Apple doesn't supply OSX on a retail DVD anymore, since all modern Macs have a recovery partition, which contains the installer and is updateable. However, there are ways to create an installer USB drive, and here is Apple's own solution. Before you're able to create a bootable OS X installer, you'll need to do the following first: ...


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I'm pretty sure you can't buy installer discs from Apple anymore (Lion was the last version they sold an installer for, and that was a USB key, not a DVD. But you can make your own in several different ways: Create a USB installer with the createinstallmedia tool included in the downloadable installer. See @onik's answer, or Apple Support Article HT201372: ...


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Simply don't use wi-fi to backup. Use a USB cable. Even if wi-fi backup is enabled, you can always plug your iPhone into your computer and initiate a backup via USB. Plus, it is much faster.


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I ran into this problem at work and the end user ended up spending a fair amount of time on the phone with Apple support getting out of this mess. A phone call to Apple support might do it but the suggestion to make a genius appointment is probably the best idea. I do hope you made a backup of the phone before proceeding with the upgrade. If you did go ...


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An encrypted disk image is not a FileVault volume, those are two different things. It sounds like you might have the password for the encrypted disk image in your login keychain. CCC isn't "circumventing" anything... And no, the diskutil bug in Yosemite is not related to this behavior.



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