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Be careful with sudo and making sure you pick the correct Mac's files since there is no undo or confirmation of the following command: sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/drive_name/Backups.backupdb/old_mac_name The sudo command needs your password (and it won't echo to the screen, so just type it and pause to be sure you're dating the correct files before ...


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The easiest way is to: Enter time machine (on the Mac whose backup you want to delete) Go to the point in time you want to delete Select the icon that looks like a cog in the finder and choose 'Delete Backup' (in Mavericks: Right click in the finder window and choose 'Delete Backup') This ensures the backup catalog remains accurate and the integrity of ...


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For Mavericks/Yosemite Enter time machine Select the backup Right click on the backup (on the finder window) Select 'Delete Backup' It will ask the password and you are done


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Enter TimeMachine, then in the main window, select the backup you want to delete (on the right), then use the Action Menu (Gear icon) to select "Delete Backup". Using this menu, you can also, when a file or a folder is selected, delete all its backup.


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If you're interested in seeing what files are being read as the backup happens, you can use this command: sudo opensnoop -n backupd | grep -v 'Time Machine Backups'


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From your situation, it's hard to tell if this is normal or if the process is somehow stuck. You can monitor what is happening from the Time Machine system preference while the backups are taking longer than expected. For more detail - fire up the Console.app and type backupd in the String Matching / filter control. You might be able to determine if the ...


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bash script: COMPUTER_NAME=$(/usr/sbin/scutil --get ComputerName) NBACKUPS=$(/usr/bin/tmutil listbackups | /usr/bin/grep "$COMPUTER_NAME" | /usr/bin/wc -l) OLDEST_BACKUP=$(/usr/bin/tmutil listbackups | /usr/bin/grep "$COMPUTER_NAME" | /usr/bin/head -n1) LATEST_BACKUP=$(/usr/bin/tmutil latestbackup) echo Latest backup: $LATEST_BACKUP if [[ -n ...


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I'm pretty sure you can't, and you wouldn't want to. The OS only bypasses the bundle for locally attached backup destinations. Time Machine's backup format plays some very interesting tricks with the Mac OS Extended filesystem that aren't really possible over a network connection. In order to get TM to work over a network connection, it stores a disk image ...


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According to Apple (from the Time Capsule manual) Using Your AirPort Time Capsule Safely The only way to shut off power completely to your AirPort Time Capsule is to disconnect it from the power source. If you want to go above and beyond, you can be sure that all users all logged off, and not performing a backup through the Airport Utility, but this is ...


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Yes, using the Airport Utility you can turn off the router and WiFi functionality independently of each other. Under the Wireless tab - Network Mode: select Off Under the Network tab - Router Mode: select Off At this point you can connect the Time Capsule to the wired network using the ports with a horizontal icon <-> or even use it to receive the ...


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Yes. Each Mac get's it's own sparse bundle disk image.


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To adjust the schedule in order to backup at a time more to your choosing than simply every hour, you can use the Time Machine Editor tool, which is available as a free download from: http://timesoftware.free.fr/timemachineeditor/ TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion that lets you change the default one-hour ...


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According to Apple, Airport Extreme with attached disk is not supported for Time Machine. It might work, sometimes, but with a backup system, people usually want more than "might work sometimes". Sources: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2038 http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/15139.html ...


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TimeMachineEditor Backup using calendar intervals (every day at 7pm) Backup using custom time intervals (every four hours)


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First of all, I would suggest setting this up with the Time Capsule first (unplug the AirPort Express). Then, once you have it working on the Time Capsule, you can duplicate it with the AirPort Express. Option 1 If you want to lock things down as much as possible, then "No Access" should be the default: And then create a new entry for the cell phone for ...


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She could probably tie the time capsule into a ethernet line in her dorm (I assume there is a wired option) and then set the time capsule to be on bridge mode (where it doesn't issue a new IP adress but rather passes the one issued by the school's DHCP). She could then use her Time Capsule (which is also a wifi router) to have her own private wifi locked ...


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If You Have a Time Capsule or an AirPort Extreme Base Station with Shared USB Hard Drive If you have either a Time Capsule (which is basically an AirPort Extreme Base Station with a built-in 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive) or an AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) with an attached USB hard drive, you can share out the Time Capsule/AEBS hard drive and make it ...


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The only feature that needs to be enabled on the Time Capsule is the file sharing feature. This will activate AFP and SMB Filesharing which allows your Mac, PC and Android Device to access the Time Capsule and use it as a NAS (basically the Time Capsule is a glorified NAS). To access your file on the Time Capsule you need a SMB client for Android such ...


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Yes, it's straightforward to do it, even though it would take quite sometime to complete depending on the size of your current backups. Follow the detailed procedure at Copy Local backups to be used on a NETWORK. Here's a summary of what's required and the steps. The backups go into a sparsebundle on a Time Capsule. So you need to create that ...


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The command tmutil compare lets you compare file lists if you don't want to do it using ls or other commands that can show differences in files and folders like rsync and many graphical diff programs. Many people adore BackupLoupe as well. It makes a powerful database of what files are included with each backup interval.


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Launch the AirPort Utility. Select the Time Capsule whose disk you want to erase. Hit the "Manual Setup" button. Click the "Disks" icon button. Click the "Disks" tab. Select the disk (not a subvolume, the disk itself). Click "Erase...". Follow the dialogs from there.


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Have a look here and try doing what he does (I know the problem is different). The key came from a comment buried down near the bottom of the page. Running fsck kept getting clobbered with a "Disk In Use" error, but this solved it: FWIW, I found that even with -noautofsck, snow leopard would auto-fsck, meaning I would get ‘resource busy’ or whatever. I ...


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I have an external hard disk connected to an AirPort Extreme. Time Machine wirelessly backs up my MacBook Pro to it. In this regard, it works the same as TimeCapsule but as the hard disk is external (and you get to choose it), it doesn't suffer from the same reliability problems. I've found the AirPort Extreme to be a very good Wireless Access Point, too ...


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The best answer for laptop backup in a college dorm is NOT an Apple Time Capsule. Everyone here has already examined why that won't work well at length. If you haven't bought the Time Capsule yet, don't. Go with a simple bus-powered USB or FireWire mobile hard drive, like the WD Passport. Get one larger than the laptop's internal drive and configure it for ...


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Yes, you can. The system, cache, or any hardware-specific data such as drivers are not backed up. Even if they were, any installation of OS X contains the necessary drivers for any supported Mac model by that version of the system (with the exception of printer drivers IIRC, which are not included to save space and will be downloaded).


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If Time Machine is really only backing up differences, deleting in reverse order is not what you want. Plus given that each delete can take some time, having a script that will delete the next one when the current one completes would be nice. Following user36971's sample script above, I've written up one that'll delete all backups from the one specified and ...


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Yes. Time Capsules can be used for Time Machine backups as well as for general storage, though Apple recommends against it: Time Machine works best if you use your backup disk only for Time Machine backups. If you keep files on your backup disk, Time Machine won’t back up those files, and the space available for Time Machine backups is reduced. I ...


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The AirPort Time Capsule (the official name, with my emphasis added on AirPort - see below for the reason), runs NetBSD, according to the Examples of use section for NetBSD on Wikipedia. It cites two sources - one being an answer from superuser.com (not very useful in this case), and another an article on wifinetnews.com, that states: A source ...


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Time Capsules are Gigabit Ethernet routers. This means a top speed of 100 MB/s over cable (but is pretty unlikely). It will however be comparable to the speed of USB2, so I think you should try it before dismissing Ethernet.


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I'd suggest using rsync from the terminal. It may still be slow, however: It should be faster than finder. You can stop the transfer any time. It will resume from where you left the next time you issue the same command. So, it should both reduce required time and also make it possible to stop it and resume if you actually need to use your computer. sudo ...



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