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Use the recovery mode of OSX to run Disk Utility so that you can check whether your HDD is faulty. See: https://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/


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Fixed it myself. Made a workflow that does the following: and ran these commands: 1)sudo tmutil inheritbackup /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Austen\'s\ MacBook\ Pro/ 2)sudo tmutil associatedisk -a / /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Austen\'s\ MacBook\ Pro/2014-09-15-161252/Macintosh


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I tried different software including linux-based products such as Clonezilla but in the end the best solution I could find was doing a sector-by-sector disk clone using Acronis True Image. Every backup software that runs from a CD and supports sector-by-sector cloning should work. PS: I just bought a bigger hard drive for my Mac and this cloning method ...


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I would approach this as follows: First, identify what you need to back up. Things like important documents and photos, of course, but not things like OSX cache files. For example, with few exceptions you can ignore most system files so long as you're willing to rebuild your machine from scratch. Also, some things don't change that much (like music ...


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More than a 'cloud drive' solution, you should be looking for a 'cloud backup' solution. Backblaze and Crashplan are popular options, but there are a variety of possibilities with different features , such as Arq or Tarsnap. A bootable copy of your main drives would be an additional insurance against disaster; you can use a software like SuperDuper! or ...


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I have a similar configuration. Two physical drives: one Mavericks, the other Mountain Lion as failsafe. When Yosemite comes out, I can leap Mountain Lion ahead. In your primary OSX, exclude the /oldpartitionname/ (or, /oldpartitionname/Applications) from Spotlight. Then reset "Open With" menu with Terminal: ...


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Read only is a fail safe mode for the backups. It means there was a problem detected with the backup and you can only restore from it. The system won't continue adding files since that would risk your losing even the ability to recover the files. There is a procedure to re-attach a Mac to the existing backup once logic boards are replaced, but they assume ...


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ChronoSync is an option for syncing Windows and Mac. You can request a trial license key through their website to test it out and see if it works for your situation: http://www.econtechnologies.com/support/trial-key.php


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Check also your iCloud backup usage. Make sure there's enough room! Settings > General > Usage > iCloud.


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Are you using iOS 8 beta 5 by any chance? If so, that might be the cause of the local backup issue; see here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1766005&highlight=backup iCloud backups can timeout if the wifi is too slow and it's backing up a large amount of data. Consider revising which Apps get backed up to iCloud, and maybe disable (at ...


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Check the lighting port on your iPhone 5, make sure there's no signs of corrosion/broken pins/debris/accumulated lint or dust. When your cable is connected it should sit flushed with no pivoting space, if it doesn't chancing are there are lint or dust stuck in there, carefully remove them using a small tool.


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One way to recover files from a "broken disk" without buying software, is to use the Target Disk mode. You will need a second mac to do that, to which you would transfer the files.


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Your problem is almost certainly related to partitioning on a Windows machine. You can verify this by using Disk Utility to look at the Drive, in particular the Partition Map Scheme. This needs to be GUID Partition Table but is probably MBR. You would need to repartition on OS X, but this will need you to erase all data.


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You might find that Carbon Copy Cloner will do what you want. It certainly allows you to create a task to copy a given set of folders to any destination you can mount. It's not expensive ($40 US) and offers a trial version so you can check it out before ponying up the dollars. I'm assuming you have figured out how to mount your Windows Home Server via SMB.


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This was a great solution, thanks. First turn off CAMERA ROLL from your backup, iCloud will delete those previously backed up photos. Back up again, then turn your CAMERA ROLL back up, on again. Then back up again. You will recover all your photos and the back up will reflect the correct size.


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Connecting an external drive won't extend the built-in storage per se; rather, you'll be able to back up to either the internal disk, or the disk connected via USB. Of course, you can switch back and forth, but they won't be combined into one volume.


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Answer to: If this is possible and I reconfigure my Time Capsule, will I have to restart my Time Machine backups from scratch again? Time Capsule settings and user stored data are separate things. You can erase the hard drive and keep the settings, and reset the settings while keeping your data.


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Unfortunately, there are some errors in the iTunes backups that cause iTunes to not be able to update the backup anymore. To fix this, you need to erase the existing (corrupted) backup from iTunes to force the backup to be created from scratch. This other post shows how to delete the backup in iTunes as well how to delete the backup manually in case iTunes ...


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If you're getting an error about backing up during a restore process, this is due to iTunes making another (just-in-case) backup during the restore process. The first thing I would check is the available space on your primary hard drive. Otherwise, Apple has a large list of permission issues and the like to check in this situation :) ...


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The following is the solution if you are getting the corrupt backup error during a sync or backup in iTunes (during a sync, the sync is just triggering a backup): During a sync or backup, deleting the backup is the way to go, and iTunes will create a new one from scratch. However, the original poster has the additional issue that the backup isn't appearing ...


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It works even though Apple support told me it wouldn't. Important step that I missed: Open Finder on the machine to be backed up. Find your target machine and click on it. MOUNT the drive on this machine—i.e. make sure that the back up drive on is visible on your Finder sidebar as a separate entity (File Add to Sidebar). I also portioned my backup Mac ...


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Go to Disk Utility, select the disk on the left, go to the Erase tab, specify the format as FAT32, enter a name and click Erase.


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This might be considered pure opinion rather than fact, but I'd say just dedicate a spare HD to it & set up Time Machine. I use both Win & Mac here, Macs backed to Time Machine & Win to Acronis. Time Machine wins hands down. The Time Machine can be used to recover files when your OS X HD is crashed. Just put in a new drive, recover from Time ...



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