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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you are trying to extend a wireless network that is not an Apple Airport base station it cannot be done. You can join a network but this will not increase the range of your wireless network. Unless you have a firmware that supports WDS on your 3rd party wireless router.


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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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After some research, I found the answer was pretty straightforward, though not obvious. As the error message hints, the problem is that the disk mount utility believes that there is already a user connected to the disk. To solve that, you can use a handy function present in Airport Utility 5.6 (but not in Airport Utility 6.1), named ‘disconnect all users’: ...


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Yup, that's a Kensington slot and the product you linked will work and is on the high end in price and fit/finish. Anything compatible will work - you can open http://amazon.com and then search for "kensington type laptop lock" for dozens of vendors at various price points and key/cable configurations.


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The slot is a standard Kensington compatible lock style slot, or t-bar lock. All Kensington Locks will work with this slot, including the Microsaver line. Kensington offers a smaller lock as well, reserved for tablets and ultrabooks, whose slot is less than 12mm. This uses a different attachment mechanism, but whose mechanism (Cleat) is backwardly ...



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