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It seems like you will have to use the Terminal: Mount your Time Machine disk. It will be located in /Volumes/myTMdisk/. Start the Terminal Type rsync -av --dry-run --include="*.gif" --include="*/" --exclude="*" /Volumes/myTMdisk/Backups.backupdb/myMac/Latest/myDisk/Users/me/ /Users/me/Desktop/allmygifs/ Replace myTMdisk, myMac, myDisk, me, and ...


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You don't need the thumbnails.


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In iTunes prefs > sync (or devices) there is an option to delete old iOS Backups.


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The sparsebundle is a disk image file and probably contains your Time Machine files. If you double-click it, it should be mounted. If not, launch Disk Utility and open it from there (File > Open Disk Image...). In order to delete backups, enter Time Machine, select a snapshot (time) and right-click in the Finder window. From there you can delete the ...


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Photos has migrated the iPhoto library to the Photos library. Photos no longer reads from or writes to the iPhoto library. You only need to back up the Photos library. Providing you have no referenced masters in the iPhoto library, it's fine to delete. Keep a backup of it for a while in case anything doesn't work. You can copy all your referenced masters ...


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I was suffering from the same messages/issues as you? My iCloud back up contained all the apps that I have ever installed. I turned off the ones that had no importance to save and checked my storage, it showed that I had 4.5kb!


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I would try in ~/Library/Mail. You can delete the contents in this folder, then go into mail and rebuilt your inbox to make sure everything syncs. Note: it's called the MacBook Air


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If you are searching a tool to fully backup your iPad, iTunes is the best tool. But if you are not going to use iTunes, maybe this iPhone Data Recovery can help which enables you back up all iPhone data on PC.


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In addition to using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk, you could also Disk Utility in OS X to either create an image or clone the mounted virtual hard drive to a disk. If creating an image with Disk Utility you'd need to use the Scan Image for Restore... command from the Image menu in Disk Utility ...


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Use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk. SuperDuper can also be used for free.


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iCloud Photo Library would achieve a very similar end result. In Photos, click Photos > Preferences, choose the iCloud tab and enable iCloud Photo Library. If you turn on Optimise Storage, iCloud Photo Library will automatically manage the size of your library on your Mac. All of your original photos and videos are stored in iCloud while thumbnails are ...


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rsnapshot If you really don't want or cannot use Time Machine, you should look into rsnapshot. However, this solution will be much more complicated than using Time Machine. This guide explains the procedure of setup: Use homebrew for setup: brew install rsnapshot Next you will have to configure its settings in rsnapshot.conf Now you can run it somewhat ...


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You can move the folder to another drive, then use a symbolic link back to the original location, so iTunes can still find it. A symbolic link is a bit like a shortcut or alias, that the system can use to target a file or folder in another location. Because of the rather arcane method you'd nee to employ in Terminal to generate them, I've always used a ...


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I used bittorrent sync to sync 8TB between my Drobo and QNAP.


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Try using Migration Assistant. Go to Applications > Utilities. Migration Assistant allowed you to import files settings from a Mac or Time Machine backup or even from a drive (dmg) that you specify. See this Apple Support document. See also this thread.


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You may be able to access individual iCloud files if you have a Mac. I've done this (admittedly not recently though). There are instructions here: http://www.macworld.com/article/2310807/how-to-access-icloud-files-from-your-mac.html


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Apple has provided detailed steps about how to restore files from iCloud on this page, you should have a look. https://support.apple.com/kb/ph12521?locale=en_US


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Yes, you can. When you set up the new Mac and connect it to your Time Machine backup either through the network or via cable, you can select restore from Time Machine Backup during setup. If you have already set up your new Mac and want to now restore, use Migration Assistant found in your Applicatons > Utilities folder. The instructions can be found on ...


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No. A backup only copies the information to a remote location. The original information on your phone will remain. The backup preserves the information, should the information on your iPhone become damaged. It also makes it easier to transfer this information to another iPhone. If you backup your iPhone to a computer (connected via the USB cable) using ...


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Depending on your MacBook model, removing the hard drive may void your warranty, so it might be better to prediscuss this with the store or ask them for other options. They may also offer you a way that they can do the backup for you (at extra cost maybe) or give you the old hard disk back after getting your MacBook working again.


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The best thing to do, to avoid major data loss, is to: copy personal files and folders from the TM disk image (they do not have symlinks, so no problem whatsoever). Obviously choose the latest backup. from the TM disk image write down on a piece of paper an entire list of all the apps in the Application folder and reinstall them from scratch (depending on ...


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I've had this problem before. I think it is because the data is corrupt. What you need to do is restore the drive and create a new one. The easy way is to get a different computer and reformat it there, but if not, don't worry. Just go into Disk Utility and attempt to restore/reformat the drive. If it gives you an error like "Can't unmount the disk", follow ...


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The drive could be failing. Try to format again with disk utility , setup time machine backup then start creating full backup again.


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It could be that there are some files left on the time machine drive. Try emptying the trash. IF that doesnt work you can run Disk Utility in the Utilities folderin Applications. Select the disk you want and partition it. Then you should be able to do a full time machine backup. Once that operation has completed select that drive as your time machine ...


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I don't have a ntfs partition to test it, but my man rsync documents the -E switch: -E, --extended-attributes Apple specific option to copy extended attributes, resource forks, and ACLs. Requires at least Mac OS X 10.4 or suitably patched rsync. I don't know if that helps, but it's worth a try. Another thing to try would be to ...


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Absolutely - this is a good plan in general - having a bootable backup in addition to a Time Machine interval backup. I like to get a SD card / micro SD card and install an emergency boot OS with just enough tools to fix any situation. How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air? I would do that before making any changes. Next, you will ...


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Yes! It will only delete your backup. Not your photos that are in the camera roll. If you delete the iCloud backup for your iOS device, iCloud stops automatically backing up the device. You can also back up your device using iTunes.


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I know this is an old question, but it comes up pretty high on search results for this topic. Most of the time, iTunes initiates a secondary backup prior to restoring a backup (presumably for situations just like the question presents.) If you perform an accidental restore: Go to the iTunes preferences from the menu. On Mac, Preferences is in the iTunes ...


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This somewhat of a long shot, but it sounds a little like you may have changed something on your disk. "Invisible" actions like changing file permissions or HFS+ compressing files will cause TimeMachine (TM) to assume that the files have changed and need to be backed up. Another scenario would be that the UUID of your hard disk changed. This article lists ...


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I also had the same problem in Mac OS X Mountain Lion or Lion. First of all, your main question is true: Time Machine should remove old backups when disk comes full, and that's some strange behaviour you're having. What solved my problem was simply resetting the Time Machine preferences by removing the file /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist ...


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What you need to do is reset your whole system. Note that if you did not back up applications or such, these will be gone. Boot into the Recovery Partition, and erase your hard disk. You can do this by going to the Disk Utility and selecting your hard disk. (Your Mac's hard disk, NOT your Time Machine backup of course.) There are a couple of tabs at the ...


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Since it says you need to reformat, what you need to do is: Boot into the Recovery Partition Click "Disk Utility" Select "Macintosh HD" Go to the "Erase" tab Select the format as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" Choose a security option from the security option section(I would recommend zero-pass since this is still your Mac) NOTE: If you have an SSD, the ...


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You could use dd to clone the partition bit by bit. Be sure to use the rdisk instead of the disk (should be much faster). Example: sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk6s1 of=/dev/rdisk7s1


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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I have used an external drive with Time Machine and had no problem also storing other files on it. You don't need to create a separate partition or anything (though you could, if you wanted to) - just put other files anywhere on the disk except for the backups.backupdb folder. The only thing to note is that the TimeMachine backups (in backups.backupdb) ...


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You can read any file on the Time Machine volume - just write permission is withheld in the Backups.backupdb folder. This is all covered in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Feel free to explore the drive and use it for other storage - the system keeps you from messing in places where the machine needs to control file writes. I can only assume the ...


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Most (if not all) hard drives have bad areas on the disk. It is the nature of the medium that something that small cant be 100% perfect. So HD manufacturers build in code in the drive firmware to "map out" bad areas of the drive. Because of that two identical drives from the same manufacturer will have just slightly differing amounts of actual available ...


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You could look to folders that you can zip into a compressed folder. This should give you additional space on disk4, so long as you erase the files that have been added to the compressed zip file. You can either use Compress Files in Finder or zip in Terminal. UPDATE While this does not address rsync directly, this is another option that you may consider. ...


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Have you tried a sync/backup tool like ChronoSync (which I highly recommend)? It can be scheduled to sync to when your external drive is mounted. It also does a great job of handling package files (which is what your iPhoto library is). It's from Econ Technologies and can be trialed for 30 days (http://www.econtechnologies.com/).


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My understanding is that iCloud is for storage of photos, and not just for synchronization; otherwise, why would you have the option to purchase more space (which I have done). That being said, @Jaime Santa Cruz is correct in that you cannot back up Time Machine to iCloud, but you should be able to indefinitely store photos, docs, notes, etc., so long as you ...


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If you enable iCloud Photo Library on your Mac, and your photos are on the Photos app, you can set it up to save originals on the cloud and automatically save space by keeping a lower resolution copy on your Mac. To do this, go to Preferences > iCloud, then select "Optimize". This will also allow you to view your entire collection on iCloud.com if you ...


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I had an issue with backups not completing and I solved it by deleting the partially created backup folder. First turn time machine off (System Preferences > Time Machine > Off) Navigate to /Volumes/VOLUMENAME/Backups.backupdb/COMPUTERNAME/, where you will see a list of folders dated by when the backup was created. If you see a folder with .inProgress in ...


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TimeMachine uses hard links to do his magic for incremental backups. so if you do a du check on a TimeMachine backup volume, you won't see good results, because hardlinked files would count twice or more but in fact they use just one. if you check for disk usage, please exclude any form of hard links (backup directories). there is no option to "exclude ...


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Check to see if your old phone is backing up to the cloud. I was having the same problem until I turned off backup on my old phone. Then the restore finished immediately


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You should be able to find the app in the App Store, even if it has been taken down. In the App Store app on your iPod, if you go to the Updates tab and you scroll up a little bit there is an option to see all your purchased apps. You can then tap "Not on This iPod" to find all the apps you've downloaded that aren't on that iPod, and it should be easy to ...


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In iTunes, click on the Apps icon to see a grid of your downloaded apps. Plug your second iPod into your Mac/PC. Drag the app to the new device. (It should show automatically in the sidebar as you start to drag.) [Assuming you are using the latest version of iTunes. It should work on previous versions as well.]


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Connect each phone to iTunes over USB - choose to transfer all purchases to the computer. When all the apps are on iTunes, you can install them on devices that them even when the store online is "out of stock"


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If you haven't emptied the trashcan, then you can manually move the files back from the /Volumes/<diskname>/.Trashes directory inside a terminal window Note: You need to be root, so first sudo su - and then cd into the .Trashes directory, and use mv * .. should move and make them available again



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