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I saw your question before, but was at a loss to provide specific information. However, I took a look at Pondini's OSX and Time Machine Tips. In particular on the page, How Local Backups are Stored, I noted that it's actually the hardware address, not the user ID, that is used as identification by Time Machine. From the page: Each Mac is identified by a ...


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The best way to debug this is with tmutil - since you mentioned using the touch command I'll briefly get others up to speed: open terminal app open finder to show the folder with the files in question type tmutil isexcluded and then drag in the files and/or folders in question Once you know if an item is excluded, you can programmatically remove ...


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Some advice. I always back up my photos separately from Time Machine. You can save your images in a separate folder on the Time Machine drive and Time Machine will not overwrite them (used to do this with Apertures backup vault). Also, depending on the space on your Time Machine drive, you could use time machine to backup your external Photos drive as as ...


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I recommend that you get a third drive (2-4 times the size of your non-Time Machine volumes). Your current Time Machine configuration doesn't really allow you to keep a snapshot of the backup dated 2015.06.11 (~900 GB) because none of your drives have enough free space to store it. After installing a 3rd external drive (with at least 2TB, the more, the ...



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