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According to this article you can get Mac OS X to read and write to NTFS, so if you are planning on using the disk for both, then go with NTFS. The one thing you need to check is if Time-Machine will write to NTFS. It writes to NAS's which are not using an Apple proprietary file system, so it may work okay, just check before you commit to it. As for ...


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The nature of Time Machine is such that it isn't an archival backup, as files deleted from the source drive will eventually disappear from the Time Machine backup set.1 If you have no other backup however, it might come in handy. If the sparsebundle can be repaired, you'd be able to extract files from it. Following the instructions in the first green box of ...


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Time Machine backs up all content, excluding data you've excluded in the Time Machine preferences pane, most system caches/temporary files, and any data listed in the /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist's ExcludeByPath key. When you restore from a Time Machine backup, all data is as it was when the last backup was performed. A perfect replica, ...


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The only product that I know of that can handle binary files is an open source product called xdelta. I have used it on Linux and it has worked really well. However, there is a caveat and a big one - you must compile the application. This means you are going to have to become familiar with compiling files on OS X. This requires downloading the XCode ...


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If you are not afraid of using Terminal, you can run rsync -a --progress /PATH/TO/Pictures /Volumes/EXTERNAL/Pictures/


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There are two Application folders. One is under the root directory and should contain all of your Applications. This is /Applications The other folder is in the User directory, so ~/Applications. ~/ is a shorthand for /Users/<UserName>. That folder is usually empty or has one or two stray Apps in there.


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Here's how you can pull the password out of the Keychain in OS X. pw=$(security find-internet-password -wl mntpt) This presumes the item is stored in the keychain with the name "mntpt" Then you should be able to use your script on the next line: mount -t afp afp://user:$pw@domain.tld/location /Volumes/mntpnt


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No. Given the scenario you describe (re-install, restore from Time machine backup) the previous Filevault2 password will be gone. Just make sure you did not exclude important files in System Preferences > Time Machine > Options...


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This describes how to clone a drive using Disk Utility. In essence, you mount both drives on your system, select the new drive and choose restore, then select the old drive as the source and make a cup of coffee (500 GiB could take an hour or two, depending on you exact setup).


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Usually the apps like PhotoShop just come across with all the right licenses. However, sometimes you must contact the vendor if they have a draconian DRM policy where they are tied to a specific machine / OS. I'd be very concerned with Adobe if it was a new machine but I've done the upgrade "in place" for Creative Suite at least twice on my MBP 2010. To ...


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I know this is a someway old question/answer, but I'm re-doing this right now in Yosemite and I added a little fancy detail to this configuration: since I'm on Yosemite I've been forced to apply Benjamin's "root instead of sudo" way, it's currently working as expected, but I didn't like having an icon for the snapshot volume, something that you shouldn't ...


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tmutil is a command line utility for "controlling and interacting with Time Machine." Try man tmutil. (I'm on OS X 10.10.4). You can also control/right click on a Time Machine drive in a Finder window or sidebar. If a backup is running you can stop it, if not you can "Back Up Now."


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The problem was caused by a corrupt Launch Services cache, and I solved it by executing the following command: sudo find /System/Library/Frameworks -type f -name lsregister -exec {} -kill -seed -r \; The clue was that the segfault was occurring at CSStoreGetUnit + 84 in both processes; a quick Google search leads to a blog entry which suggested cache ...



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