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Yes! It is possible to view the contents of backups. There are several programs you can use, the one I use is iExplorer v3. You can view and extract: Messages Contacts Voicemail (though I have not tried this) Call history Notes Safari (bookmarks and history) Calendar More if you are willing to dig into folders The free version allows you to view the ...


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I manually deleted all backups by dragging the contents of my backup external hardrive into the trash Yep. BIG mistake. Since your intention seems to be to erase the backups, go to Disk Utility and simply format the Time Machine drive. Takes 20 seconds. You can ignore the trash, it will disappear after the reformat.


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Time Machine does not include external drives by default —but this can be changed if the external drives are formatted for Mac: click the Options button on the Time Machine preferences and remove the desired external disk from the Exclude this items from backup list so it will be backed up. Time Machine does not backup network resources. You could move the ...


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Never manually delete Time Machine files or directories from the Finder. Time Machine makes heavy use of directory hard-linking, which the Finder doesn't really handle correctly. Chances are your backup is damaged now, making the safest option being a wipe of your backup disk, and making a new backup.


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Are you trying to open the photo library directly from the Time Machine volume? You won't have edit access to anything on that volume. You should copy the entire library file over to ~/Pictures, hold down Option when launching Photos.app and select the library file in ~/Pictures.


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Connect iPhone to Computer Open iTunes and click the "device" icon on the top left (next to music, videos, and TV icons) Click Summary and scroll down to Options Uncheck "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected You're done


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Yes, when you're friend is done using it, have him sign out of iCloud and then erase the iPad again. You will be asked if you want to restore from a backup while your are setting the iPad up again after the erase.


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I think this is what you are meaning. In terminal type in sudo dd if="/dev/disk0" of="/volumes/<volume>/image.img" Warning Entering this command wrong could render your computer useless. Info disk0 is the hard drive of your Mac and <volume> is the name of your external drive and image.img is the name of the file you will create To restore ...


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If possible, it will be easier to connect the Freenas box and iMac to the router; or if all machines are gigabit capable, you could plug both machines to a gigabit switch (cheap and easily available) and then connect the switch to the router. Either way you'll have a fast wired connection to your backup and the router will handle the, ahem, routing. This way ...


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I booted my Mac in safe mode to see if this would solve the problem. Alas, it did not. Afterwards, whether caused by the safe boot or not, Time Machine didn't "see" the external Data partition anymore, so it would only backup from the internal SSD (and the TM preferences windows no longer listed the WinData partition in the list of excluded items). At that ...


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Solution found: On the iMac, we must first enable port forwarding by entering the following command in Terminal: echo "rdr pass inet proto tcp from any to any port 12345 -> 192.168.2.x port 548" | sudo pfctl -ef - replace 192.168.2.x with whatever your FreeNAS is reporting as its IP address. You will also have to enter your account password when ...


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By "Passport," I am assuming that you are referring to a Western Digital external drive, which you have been using to perform regular backups. I'm guessing that by "backups," you have been using Time Machine. Considering that this is a new issue, it is fair to say that the external drive has been formatted correctly for use with Mac OSX (i.e., Mac OS ...


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I'm interested in a similar solution as the one you're describing, and from what I've read, this may be of interest for your setup: There is no native iSCSI initiator on OS X. There are alternatives. Xsan looks like the standard on OS X but I'm at a loss there. The Time Machine share or volume has to be set as AFP in order to work (you mention SMB, ...


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I just got around this problem. Setup the phone as a new phone, not from backup. Go to General > Updates and update to iOS 8.3 Go to General > Reset and Reset all Data and Content. This will keep the iOS version on the as 8.3. Now you can setup the phone and restore those new backups!


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It's kind of Catch 22, but with a get-out clause... If you let the Windows antivirus delete the suspect file, it will corrupt the backup. However, as it is being recognised as a Windows virus by a Windows antivirus, then it almost certainly cannot actually have any effect on the iPad. The iPad, of course, does not run Windows & cannot be infected by ...


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I also ran into this issue. Turns out after I made the backup of my iPhone, Windows defender detected a file from one of the apps that I had downloaded as a malware. When I looked into the file, it indeed was a malware however removing it from the back up directory cause the restoration process to fail repeatedly. It wasn't until I restored the file back in ...


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One such script / app BASED on Time Machine is one called rsnapshot (which is legal on apple products afaik (license wise) and you CAN set timing and frequency rather easily..


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Click on the "Time Machine" drive that is indented (the one underneath the one you selected on your screen). Then the "Erase" tab should appear. Also, if your Time Machine is encrypted, my experience was that I needed to erase it and choose an unencrypted format in order to really regain full control of the disk.


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The correct answer is No, there is not. Apple does not let you share iCloud Storage with family members, unfortunately. Here's a forum link where this has been discussed: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6543858 You can share your account and password, but then the storage is yours and not really sharing with a sub-account. Each individual Apple ID ...


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I suffered this today when doing a find / -whatever -exec this-or-that {} \; Suddenly mtmfs got 100% CPU. It turns out that mtmfs is a special filesystem mounted on /Volumes/MobileBackups. If you run something that will access files indiscrimately, such as a find (something many "cleaner" programs do) mtmfs will use a lot of CPU when its files are being ...


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Boot holding the option key and select the SSD to boot. You can also use system preferences to set it as the default boot drive. Once the machine will restart (or power on from off) and boot to the SSD, use Disk Utility to erase the HDD and enjoy your new Mac.


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IMAP and Exchange both keep your email on the server. Adding the account on a new computer will allow you to access your existing email on a new local machine. While you didn't mention POP3 in your question, that would be the email protocol that was designed to store your messages locally. IMAP and Exchange protocols came later.


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Yes, the Watch uses basically the same mechanics as the iPhone, since it more or less piggybacks it's backup with the iPhone's backup. In your given example you would likely want to first unpair the Watch in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. You might notice that the unpair process takes a while (a minute or two) compared to unpairing of other bluetooth ...


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Check this Apple's official document in-order to know how backup works and how it can be done: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204518


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It's a glitch in Time Machine. When an auto-backup is scheduled but your external hard drive isn't available, the computer saves a backup locally. I'm not exactly sure how their space-counting function manages to mess up like this, I'm just paraphrasing what I read in a Google result that then proceeded to give me the solution that worked for me. The ...


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Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder. Now go to Applications and restore the iPhoto.app. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite ...


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I followed the links suggested by njboot and the solution to my problem was: Turn off time machine backups. Delete time machine system prefs file Reboot machine and if the file is still there, delete the prefs file again and reboot again. once the Prefs file is gone, if you go into Time machine prefs, the disk is no longer selected. Then, finally select ...


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The User Data folders for Firefox and Thunderbird are: /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Firefox /Users/$USER/Library/Thunderbird You might also want to migrate the .plist files for them as well: /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.thunderbird.plist Make sure the applications ...


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I had the same problem. You can put your iOS device into recovery mode, then restore it using iTunes. Try this approach from Apple, if you can't update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Turn off your device and leave it off. Plug in your device's USB cable to a computer with iTunes. Hold down the Home button on your device as you connect the ...


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cat is not an appropriate tool for copying volumes. It dumps files character by character. Yes, unix abstracts everything to a file, but it also distinguishes between character devices (files) and block devices (storage). Wipe the partition and use dd, rsync, or a GUI tool like Carbon Copy Cloner to make a duplicate. However, if I read your sequence ...


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As long as you don't care about anything in the backup being gone, yes it is safe to remove the sparsebundle. Disable Time Machine first. Instead of deleting the whole bundle at once: Right-click and choose Show Package Contents. Open the bands folder. Select a large number of bands (8000 at a time seems to be good from what I read) and move those to the ...


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If you started a new library from scratch - read: did not convert from a previous iPhoto or Aperture library - then the Your Library Name.photoslibrary bundle contains everything. Exception: If you are using a referenced library (Photos menu > Preferences > General > Importing: "Copy files" box is not checked) then you need to back up the folder(s) where ...


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I agree with the answer given earlier, though what you could try is to manually delete Time Machine backups (at your own risk). If you mount the volume, there is a folder called "Backups.backupdb" (it may be looking slightly different on remote backups). Inside it will have your computer name and then either the dates or the volumes, or vice versa (sorry, ...


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Shrink the backup volume to the desired size. Time Machine is designed to keep adding backups until the volume is full, then prune older copies. It is NOT designed to share storage space with other things, nor to leave X gigabytes free on the destination.


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Alright, the reason for me not being able to access my encrypted backup was a special character! The first password the TC asked for was the device password for the TC. I needed to enter the password (which is a different password from the TM password) as if on a U.S. layout. The actual TM backup password I entered as if on my original layout. I may file a ...


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You likely do not want to attempt this from Terminal but if you did you would want to use tmutil restore ... Read the manual page - for what that involves. The issue will be you will have to specify via the command line where in the time capsule snapshot the restoration will be sourced from. For more likely success you probably should re-boot using the ...


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I've written a shell script that lets you optionally specify the number of days to keep: all the backups older than the specified number of days (from now) are deleted. You can check it out on its GitHub repository.


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Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper, Disk Utility, and Phoenix. Disk Utility can do binary clones of one disk to another provided the target is as big or bigger than the source. Carbon Copy Cloner and Super Duper are fully featured cloning tools. Phoenix is really an auxiliary tool for the Scannerz package but it can be bought by itself and it can do basic ...


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I would highly recommend a small program called SuperDuper, which I use all the time. The problem with TimeMachine, is that it does incremental backups and eats alot of disk space. And you can't boot into your TimeMachine backups. So if something goes wrong with your dual boot system, TimeMachine is useless, because you need a system to boot into. They are ...


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Simply connect external hdd with enough storage and use Time Machine application (which is included in OS X) Here's tutorial from Apple


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You can create a time Time Machine backup from the command line with tmutil, the Time Machine utility. You can set a destination then order a manual backup. To set the Time Machine backup volume: sudo tmutil setdestination /Volumes/MyBackup Then start the backup: tmutil startbackup --auto The --auto flag will try to treat it as an ordinary time ...


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Unless I'm missing something here it shouldn't be much more complicated than booting into your recovery partition (assuming it's working correctly), reinstalling OS X and then restoring your data from the TM backup on your WD drive when prompted at the end of the OS X installation process. If you have issues with the recovery partition go for Internet ...


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There is no erase tab when using a disk that was a Time Machine.


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This article is quite old, but I think is probably the reason… The partition map scheme describes how the drive stores its volumes. Drives originally set up for use on Windows usually use the Master Boot Record (MBR) scheme, as opposed to the Apple Partition Map (APM) scheme, the default for PowerPC-based Macs, or the GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme, ...



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