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Mobile backups are a part of Time Machine called "snapshots" basically it lets you restore to one of the most recent backups without the need for you time machine disk. I believe OSX will automatically free up this space when it is need, but it can be turned off manually as well. See https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204015 And ...


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I have done this before and all I had to do was connect the HDD to the AirportExtreme and point Time Machine to the new location. I would recommend copying the backups from the drive to another drive if you can before doing so, there are some instances where Time Machine will reject the backups and then you will need to format the drive.


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You can try unchecking "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" on System Preferences > Energy Saver (source). There's also an app that says it will give more detailed control called (appropriately) "Keep Drive Spinning". Here is a link to the developer site, the app sends you to macupdate for the download –be careful with bundled software on the ...


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If you have an internet connection you can just install the SSD, then boot the mac on holding CMD+R to get to the internet recovery screen from here you should be able to select time machine backup and just follow the steps.


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This sounds like your hard drive failed entirely. I see that it's a typical SATA drive in that model. You should be able to open it up and remove the drive, then wire the drive to a desktop and see if it is detected. If it is not, that confirms that the hardware failed.


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Make sure the driver is partitioned in GUID format. If you do elect to reformat it as GUID, this will erase your data. Also, network backups can only be encrypted before the first backup is carried out. Hover over the greyed out checkbox and I think you should be able to see an explanation.


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For the mailbox in question, in the Mail.app, go to Mailbox (top menu), and then select Rebuild. You may need to relaunch the app for the older messages to be downloaded.


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When two or more client access the TM service at the same time then a corruption can happen. TimeMachine on a TimeCapsule will create a lock when a backup takes places allowing only one backup being active at any time. Most third party implementations will not mark the TM as unavailable when another backup already is running. I have seen sparse bundle ...


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The time machine shouldn't care about free space as it will just remove the oldest backups to make space. Mine was stopping mid backup a bunch so I had to hit skip backup then boot down with the drive still connected and back up again then hit back up now and it worked.


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The file will be saved if the containing folder has not yet been backed up, otherwise it will be backed up next time Time Machine makes a backup. The backup will not be corrupted.



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