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Yes, you can access the backups after changing the drives out. If you control-click or right-click on the Time Machine app icon, one of the items is "Browse other TIme Machine Disks..." from where you can select your Time Capsule backups. You can also re-associate your new drive to the old backups in Terminal with tmutil so that your backups will continue as ...


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Okay so I went ahead with the update anyway and it turns out that Migration Assistant is clever enough to recognise relocated user accounts. In my particular case it recognised them, but provided no option to restore their contents (just the account itself), possibly because my users volume hadn't been recreated at this point. However, after restoration ...


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"... I store all of my virtual machines on a sparsebundle disk image. This is a mounted filesystem that seamlessly breaks up the filesystem into many 8MB files. That level of granularity keeps my TM backups small. For example, I have three individual VMs stored on a single sparsebundle volume. They currently occupy 3012 individual 8MB "bundle" files. The ...


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I was able to connect and brows the filesystem by connecting my iPad via USB to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The photos and videos were in the DCIM folder. !


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I believe that removing the fseventsd directory in single-user mode is unnecessary. Simply booting into single-user mode caused a deep traversal for me. (I'm not sure if you have to mount your root filesystem read-write; I did.)


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Booting in single-user mode may cause a deep traversal. It did for me once, but not subsequent times. Deleting /.fseventsd definitely will. It should be safe to do this in single-user mode. Deleting /.fseventd on the backup volume did not trigger a deep traversal for me. (My system continued on as normal and never even re-created it.)


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As of iTunes 12.0.1, the "Books" section of the iTunes library seems to be missing, making this already tedious process even worse. Here are the highlights of the situation: PDFs in iBooks (typically added on the device via the "open in iBooks" functionality) are not backed up in your iTunes/iCloud backups. Syncing only transfers PDFs in the books category ...


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As far as I know, you can't have multiple iPhone backups on one and the same computer unless, you create multiple iTunes libraries and back up the iPhone via a new library each time (which is in itself a PIA). On PC there is a workaround worth checking out How to save multiple iPhone backups without overwriting the old ones but the method uses neither ...


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I had the same problem : can't restore a previous backup, even using right click on my iphone in iTunes. I had a good backup in the directory : C:\Documents and Settings\myuser\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup but iTunes didn't detect it. So I copied the full "Backup" directory in another location (copied, not moved) Then I create a new ...


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My iPad had the same problem in November. The only way I was able to fix it was to delete the most resent iCloud backup(s) from/for the troubled device until it I could complete a manual iCloud back. As a precaution create a local back up on your computer before deleting iCloud backups(s).


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In my opinion, Time Machine is the best solution. If you do a full restore from backup, all your configurations are retained. You'll need to enable FileVault after the restore is finished. If you do a nuke-n-pave and a pristine install, migrating profile data, apps and settings invariably misses some stuff, e.g., VPN configurations, automatic wifi ...


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Yes - copying any of the folders will use the hard link to make a full copy of that moment in time. The hard links only work on the same filesystem, so you can test things if you are copying to the same volume but most instances where I do this, I'm copying to another volume (compressed disk image or physical/logical volume). In a nutshell - using Finder ...


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I got this error just now. My Mac mini was connected to my LAN via WiFi and also via Ethernet. That was working ok, but I was trying to get the phone to sync via Wifi (still can't get that working). Anyway, I pulled out the Ethernet cable. Plugged the phone in via USB and when I clicked Sync I got the (-50) error you describe. My solution was to exit ...


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Restore Backup restores the contents of an iPhone backup performed sometime in the past. It restores content and stored data such as app settings, home-screen layouts, etc. Saved account login information is restored if the backup was encrypted. Restore iPhone wipes the iPhone of all data & apps and reinstalls iOS, leaving the iPhone reset to factory ...


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The restore back up is just restoring your data from when it was backed up. Warning: Restoring iPhone will restore all, including the operating system and leave it as it came out of the box. You will lose your settings and data, but you can get those from restore back up.


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Here is what you are looking for. ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/


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I suggest that Crashplan could suit your needs for online backup. Crashplan does block level deduplication. My suggestion for backup procedure is: Configure Crashplan to backup both the internal drive and the external drive (maybe restricting it to just the folders with photos). Make sure that Crashplan has completed its backup of your internal drive. ...


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I'm not sure there is a way to do this exactly how you wish it, but perhaps some things to consider… I'm not sure Backblaze or anything similar is capable of 'knowing' that files moved to a different drive are still the same files - however, the remote servers will hang onto the old copies for 30 days after they are last seen, which should be plenty of time ...


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What not to miss really depends on your apps and the data you commonly interact with. Can't help without more info there... It's good to at least take Apple's guidance into account when excluding backed up items, they've had a regularly updated exclusion list for TimeMachine, which it consults when setting up a ...


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I wrote a bash script to delete all the backups but the latest since the ones posted elsewhere didn't work for me. I know you didn't want to specifically do that, but it can be modified to keep more backups (see below). Please not that this does not apply to deleting specific folders or files from backups. This script assumes that you have it on a local ...


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Connect the iPhone to a USB socket on your computer. The iPhone should prompt you to ask whether you trust the computer, click "Trust". Depending how Windows (I'm assuming you are running Windows) is configured on your PC you might get an AutoPlay dialog that gives you a number of options including "Import pictures and videos". If not then open "My ...


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Take a look at Crash Plan. It allows you to backup to a disk, machine on the network, or the cloud. It has options for how long to retain items and what to ignore.


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This is a tough question even for law enforcement. There's some software out there that claims to do this, try Google. You can also jailbreak older devices but you don't say what kind of iPad you have. http://www.redsn0w.us/2010/03/download-direct-links-jailbreak-guides.html Try recovery mode if you don't have iTunes, at least you can use the iPad after. ...


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Only you can answer that question. Ask your self: --are you creating (generating) new data files daily, that absolutely have to be saved on the external drive instantly/Daily? --beyond using the iCloud or Apples Time Machine or other online storage. YES- use the professional backup No- use the Disk Utility on occasion (few times a year)- detach the ...


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DiskUtility is pretty bare-bones when it comes to duplication. You can use it to create a clone, but you have to kick it off manually, and that's about the limit of its features. Both CCC and SuperDrive have a pretty similar feature set, which includes a lot of features required for convenient backups, like: Scheduling Filtering files Support for bootable ...


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The data returned from Backblaze ought to be correctly recognised by the Mac. Folders like iPhoto have a special structure that the Mac shows you as a single file, but in reality it is just a folder. In the same way, Applications are, in fact, folders too - but the Mac hides the structure from you by default. This is what your iPhoto Library looks like on ...


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If I'm not wrong, the dmg file is stored on the external drive. The source and the target should not be the same. So you could: Add an extra HD (let's call it ExtHDD2) and make sure you have an empty partition there. Then your screenshot is ok but the target should be ExtHDD2, and the clean partition in that hard drive. Once you restore the data, you ...


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When you click the time machine icon in the menu bar, hold the option key. The menu will change to "Browse other time machine backups", and you should be able to access the old machine's backup in that manner.


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No,You can NOT restore .dmg to the partition where the .dmg file resides. However you can restore to another disk, or another partition in the same disk.


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It think you want to open Time Machine (activate it via the menu bar). You will get a window showing the files of the backup. From here it is possible to select the files you want to place back on your new mac.


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If you have installed a version of a product in the past, that is not supported anymore, iTunes should know that and allow you to later download that older version of the product. I have done this with 'Find my iPhone' and 'Find my Friends': Trying to install a fresh iPhone-4 with a new Apple-ID, it didn't let me install those apps because the minimum ...


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For some reason it wouldn't boot from my Time Machine backup. (Maybe I didn't partition it with a GUID partition table?) It just flashed a disk with a question mark after trying to boot from the partition with the TM backup. So I created a Mavericks install disk on my other computer, and booted from that disk. I was a little worried that it wouldn't ...


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Ages ago it was just 'fdisk', but now Microsoft suggests this: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Mangement/Storage/Disk Management/Format Ref: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7


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The GUID (globally unique identifier) you see is randomly generated by iOS at the time of installation or update, and not related to the app in any way - in fact, it even changes between updates and reinstalls. Previously, apps were kept at /var/mobile/Applications/<GUID>/blah.app with Documents, Library and tmp alongside it in its sandbox, however now ...


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I finally figured out that apart from updating rsync, I also had to switch the order in which I specified the character sets: I thought you were supposed to specify the character set in the order of transformation; but it seems as that is not the correct syntax. Rather, one should always use --iconv=utf-8-mac,utf-8 when initialising the rsync from the mac, ...


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SOLUTION: For obtaining AFP on linux server, it is possible to specify a size limit of the AFP volume in /usr/local/etc/afp.conf using keyword vol size limit. Just check if this value is not too low!! In my case, I upgrade netatalk from the default ubuntu package (version 2.2) to the up to date version (3.1.7). During this upgrade I remembered that I have ...


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I have a Time Capsule, and had a lot of trouble with backups failing with an error "Backup Disk not Available". Rebooting the Time Capsule fixed the problem but only for one time backup. I resolved the problem by opening the AirPort Utility, selecting Disks, and changing the option "Secure Shared Disks" from "With a device password" (this was the Time ...


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It's somewhat (sadly) common to run into this "Corrupt/Incompatible" error. Most of the time the backup is just a little bit buggy. I work on a program called Decipher Backup Repair, which scans the backup and shows you/fixes the errors so you can restore in iTunes. http://deciphertools.com/decipher-backup-repair.html Here's an article I wrote recently ...


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Double-click the sparse bundle to mount the Time Machine Backups or Backup of <computer name> partition (but don’t select it). That may take a moment. Select the sparse bundle again, and click the Partition tab towards the top of the window. Type the desired size in the space provided, or, in the diagram that appears, drag the lower ...


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I suppose you could put together a script which runs a diskutil eject command on the specific volume, then schedule it to run at 4:30 PM each day via cronx or another scheduling app. When you go to leave at 5:00 PM, the disk has already been ejected. The drive will always be something like /dev/disk2, so the script only needs to eject the specific volume ...


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If your disks have non-critical data you can live without, and you just want to wipe them clean, use Disk Utility. If you're not in a rush use the Secure Erase/Zero Fill option as this will take any bad sectors out of use that may have formed since you acquired the drives. Alternatively, if you have data you really need to access, try DiskWarrior as it can ...


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I've slightly modified this to do exclusions as a set. set exceptionsList to {"MobileBackups", "startup disk", "home", "net"} tell application "Finder" set diskList to the disks repeat with mountedDisk in diskList if name of mountedDisk is not in exceptionsList then eject mountedDisk end if end repeat end tell


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iTunes and iCloud are good tool for iPhone data. You can backup your iphone with iCloud or iTunes. If you lost data, you can recover from them You can restore iTunes backups to your iPhone at any time. Follow these steps to choose a backup and sync the data to your iPhone. Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Open iTunes. If you have a new ...


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I had this same problem. I realized that my iPhone 5 would not complete restoring because I had several songs on my phone that I had downloaded from someone else's computer. My phone asked me to put in the password for their Itunes email (I was confused why) and I hit cancel. So... I went to iTunes and deleted the songs that were gray, I reset the phone ...



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