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By default the contents of the /private/var/log directory is excluded from Time Machine backups. This can be changed to include the contents however because this is a system file it is probably more prudent to backup the excluded files you would like to have backed up by copying the files to a location that is included in Time Machine backups. That said ...


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No, unfortunately while the standard Time Machine lets you exclude directories there isn't a way to include directories. Even the command line utility isn't any help tmutil - again all you can do is exclude directories. If you really need the content of /private/var/log backed up then I would suggest using a simple script to copy the directory to a ...


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Using a bit of Bash and some nice utilities is possible to compare MD5 of every single file. I will assume here that the same MD5 means the same content. Make MD5 of everything: find /one/dir -type f | xargs md5 > one.txt find /other/dir -type f | xargs md5 > other.txt Compare every MD5 in order to find what is missing where: diff -u <(cut ...


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Open /Applications/Image Capture.app, select your iPhone, then select your WD as the destination. Then use Image Capture's delete button to erase all the photos from your phone.


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If you are using a Mac system, you can use Photos to import the photo from the iPhone to your computer or in an external HD. You need only to specify the location of the Photos Library folders. Then each time you connect the iPhone you can import only the new photos that have never been imported. Otherwise, if you are using a Windows system when you ...


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From my experience I may recommend Path Finder app (http://www.cocoatech.com/pathfinder/). It has very powerful Commands -> Folder Sync command that does exactly what you are asking for: shows synced files and those you may need to copy left or right. They are highlighted with different color. App has free trial period (fully functional) and then asks ...


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If they aren't available on the App Store anymore, your phone can't download them from Apple. If you backed up your phone to iTunes before, you just have to restore the apps from there. Open iTunes. Select your device from the menubar at the top. Select Apps from the lefthand pane. Check the boxes of the 2 apps you couldn't recover from the App Store and ...


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I have the same requirement ! This FAQ seems to indicate Backblaze backsup other user accounts. I have yet to verify it though .. https://help.backblaze.com/entries/26264869-Does-Backblaze-back-up-my-other-user-accounts-on-my-computer-


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Itunes will encrypt your backup by defualt however you can turn this off (its in the options when the device is connected) There is a program called iExplorer which will allow you to view the contents of your backups and allow to export the data.


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Found the same problem myself. PITA, however I changed the file (c:\programdata\crashplan\.ui_info) to read only and it seems to have solved the problem.


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I'm not completely pleased with the current answers, but I will try to cover here a bit of the possibilities that I've seen on the web trying to find a nice setup for rsync. And, by the way, if one is interested in Time Machine like copies, there's rsnapshot. And there's also Unison for two way syncronizations. Plus, there's actually a few GUIs, like Backup ...


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I have used rsync for backups at several jobs, and I use it at home. I highly recommend it, but with some modifications. As a backup tool, it's great, but as an archiving tool it falls a little flat. Yes, it copies everything, but you don't get versions of everything, you always get the latest versions only. I used this guide ...


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Try to open Terminal (use spotlight) and type sudo rm -Rf (Directory to disk)/*


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There is no silver bullet to migrate your Mavericks server installation to a brand new machine. It really depends on the acceptable downtime and on the hardware. First some facts: Migrating a server installation or a Time Machine backup of it over a network is not possible Any migration either with the System Assistant or the Migration Assistant has to ...


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Bummer to hear! Fortunately, Apple does a great job in allowing you transfer data between devices. I'm not certain on your meaning of "backup of the files in specific apps"; however, I have two suggestions that may be of help. Plug your iPad into a trusted computer. This refers to a computer which has been used to sync your iPad in the past. From here ...


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Part of the issue is that low priority I/O now seems to get throttled heavily (or so fs_usage tells me - if you run fs_usage and look for backupd, you can see it getting throttled). So if you have a ton of files, just the time it takes to do the i/o takes forever, even if the files are small (because it performs a bunch more i/o operations around xattrs/etc ...


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You can pare down the backup by using selective deletions with an external tool such as iTunes Backup Manager


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I've got the same issue, and I've found what looks a solution (not wonderful but it works) format your external HDD and check that you have a real good bandwith (test your usb3) pay attention of your TM settings, here I forgot so much other partitions and disk images that I don't want to back up, it would increase bck time. launch the first backup. ...


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You will need an external drive formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled) to use as a Time Machine backup. TM cannot use a NTFS formatted disk as the backup destination. Unfortunately, Time Machine cannot use an NTFS drive as a backup source, either. Time Machine relies on the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system on all drives acted on to do its work. (This ...


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The iTunes Library .xml file located at ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Library.xml contains location information for your media files. I just checked and I can pull up locations (or last known locations) of all my tunes from there, even if the files themselves have been moved.


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It's normally a good idea to check for the existence of an external disk before using it. In this case, however, automator won't display an error if the disk is not found, it just won't do anything. I'd say it's safe in this instance.


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For Maximum Safety, Copy Everything The safest option is to copy everything, including invisible meta-data files. Files tend to exist for a reason and as software changes, so will the existence, purpose, and contents of these meta-data files. Copying everything will reduce the maintenance burden and offer ease of mind that nothing is being lost. The log ...


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I'd advise against pruning meta-data during a backup, particularly the dot-files e.g. ._$filename, however if you really want to exclude the dot-files from your rsync command add --exclude '.*' to it. rsync -av --exclude '.*' --progress --delete /Volumes/A/ /Volumes/B


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I have realised today, that OS X seems to automatically omit Render Files in the Time Machine Backup. Apparently, Time Machine intentionally doesn't backup certain files/folder. The file /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/StdExclusions.pl‌​ist includes all absolute paths (globally and for each user) that TimeMachine ignores, as ...


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Try this tutorial - how to decrypt keychain http://www.securitylearn.net/2012/05/03/decrypting-the-iphone-keychain-from-backups/


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Unlike music and photos there (seems to be, IMHO) is no built-in sync option for iMovie. You may need to use a program like iExplorer to get the actual project files off the IOS device but once you have them there is no guarantee that they will be usable in any application (Mac or Windows). If you tap the share button in iMovie you can then save the final ...


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You can perform the same function through iTunes on your Mac. Just plug it in, go into the iPhone's settings, and set it up from there. May have better results.


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Apple recommends backing up your HD as they "can't guarantee the integrity of the data on hard drive." Or words to that effect. Theoretically you can do what you have proposed. You may have boot issues, EG the Mac the SSD is swapped into may not boot but that is unlikely to damage either the Mac or the drive, so if you have the Mac and the time, go for it. ...


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It would be hard to tell with out looking at the backup. If I was in you situation and I was not sure if the first backup was successful I would wipe that partition and start again (assuming when you say initial backup you mean the first ever!) From my personal experience however when similar things have happened to me during a backup I've had no corruption ...


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I've found a solution. Just delete the undesired folders. Delete and recreate the "latest" alias to the desired date (folder named by date). Boom! Backup is available from that datetime.


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There is a way to access directly to the data saved within a .abbu (Address Book Backup) directory. Let's say you saved your address book as proposed by default with the name Contacts - DD-MM-YYYY.abbu. You will have to use the command line for this with: cd 'Contacts - DD-MM-YYYY.abbu/Metadata' plutil -convert xml1 * If you want to work directly on ...


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Apple does not provide an automatic function for this. You can manually Use Airport Utility and its "archive disk" function to make a snapshot copy of the current Time Capsule drive to an external disk connected directly into the Time Capsule's USB port. This can take several hours. But if your time capsule dies then you could copy these files back to a ...


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Yes - Time Machine saves a snapshot of the locally synced files from iCloud so you should be able to recover them even if they are gone from iCloud. Since one Time Machine destination can be connected to many Macs, you could cross share that was as well.



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