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Indeed, there are some differences between cloning the disk and Migration Assistant. As you mentioned, MA will not migrate all the files, which can be both good and bad… Corrupt system files won't be copied if you use MA since you are installing a completely new OS, then copying certain files over. However, be warned that since they won't be copied over, ...
Sure, if you are on a PC, create a junction. Locate your current iTunes backup folder. If you are using Windows 8, 7, or Vista, to locate the iTunes backup folder use the Windows Start Menu and enter the following in the Search box: %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync Move the current iTunes iOS backup folder to the new desired destination via a simple ...
Interesting question. The first thing to realise is that the iPhoto Library is a folder, not a file. The Finder shows it as a file for end-user convenience, but it really is a folder. There are many tools to quickly mirror a folder from a source to a destination. I would recommend using rsync.
Quit iTunes. Move your current backups to your external drive: mv ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup /Volumes/[drive]/ Symlink your backup folder: ln -s ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup /Volumes/[drive]/
If you have iWorks/Numbers installed, check the tutorial: How to Convert an Address Book ABBU File to CSV ABBU is the native file type for the Mac OS X Address Book, which means that you can only open ABBU files using the Mac Address Book application. However, you can use the iWork Numbers application to import the ABBU file, and then export the ...
If you use Disk Utility to image an HFS filesystem into one dmg file, the resulting file is portable no matter what filesystem you store it on. Where things get complicated is incremental backups. If you want incremental backups and a DIY solution, choose a sparse disk image and use rsync to update the band files that you store on NTFS, just like Time ...
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