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Yes, you can. When you set up the new Mac and connect it to your Time Machine backup either through the network or via cable, you can select restore from Time Machine Backup during setup. If you have already set up your new Mac and want to now restore, use Migration Assistant found in your Applicatons > Utilities folder. The instructions can be found on ...


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Turn off wifi Plug in Ethernet Test a backup and restore a file it two You should expect no problems whatsoever, you should expect significantly faster response times


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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Time Machine performs versioning backups at specific time intervals and keeps making backups until it runs out of space on the drive, then it starts to prune away older backups to make room for the new ones. The only way that I know of to control the amount of space that any one Time Machine Backup uses is to set up a partition on the drive in Disk ...


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Two TB should be more than enough. It's a good idea to start with an empty HDD, so if you had any data on it; that could be the problem is. It could also be because the drive was configured for Windows OS. If you want to use the HDD as time machine and to store other stuff you should partition it. It's simple just open Disk Utility, select the disk, go on ...


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When having problems with Migration Assistant the first thing to do is go back to basics. Do the migration one step at a time. When I run into trouble I create a new user on the old machine and migrate just that user. I then make sure I clean as much junk out of my account on the old machine. Then try migrating just that account. If you get problems with ...


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Ok I just got a new MBPr 15 and had this problem too. Fresh migration didn't work. If I skipped migrating and used migration assistant later that did work but isnt really a full copy. Here is what worked for me. Boot up the new computer into recover mode. So boot and hold 'r'. In recovery mode try using restore from time machine backup. That took maybe 2 ...


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This somewhat of a long shot, but it sounds a little like you may have changed something on your disk. "Invisible" actions like changing file permissions or HFS+ compressing files will cause TimeMachine (TM) to assume that the files have changed and need to be backed up. Another scenario would be that the UUID of your hard disk changed. This article lists ...


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The difference with method 1 is that, with method 1, you're not actually converting anything. You're erasing the existing data and replacing it with an encrypted partition. With method 2, a conversion process begins, which doesn't erase data, but does take more time. The thing to keep in mind: any drive which is converted from a normal drive (HFS+) to a ...


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Use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk. SuperDuper can also be used for free.


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To retrieve files from a Time Machine disk without using the Time Machine interface, open a new Finder window and open the volume from the sidebar. You should see a folder called Backups.db. Open this and the folder it contains for your computer. Note: If you're using a Network Disk, such as a Time Capsule or Airport Extreme with a connected disk, you will ...


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TimeMachine uses hard links to do his magic for incremental backups. so if you do a du check on a TimeMachine backup volume, you won't see good results, because hardlinked files would count twice or more but in fact they use just one. if you check for disk usage, please exclude any form of hard links (backup directories). there is no option to "exclude ...


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After hours of investigation, I've found the solution. Just run Finder as root: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder And under this Finder you should be able to Enter Time Machine and browse lost backups. I hope somebody will find this useful.


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Your question & solution both would suggest there's some kind of permissions issue on the drive - essentially it doesn't think it 'belongs' to your account. If you've recently changed machines, or migrated there's a chance it still considers the old machine to be owner [even if the account names are the same] Try Get Info on the drive & see what ...


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I tried to remedy this problem from everything this and other sites said to do. It wasn't until the suggestion to go on the Western Digital MyBookLive to change parameters that I found it needed to be updated. I updated the firmware and the backups started automatically while I took a nap!


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Ah! A little more digging, and careful reading of the man page. I need a null terminated string. So printf '%s\0' 'test' | hdiutil attach test.sparsebundle -stdinpass works.


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To manually dig through the paths, start at /Volumes/[TM drive]/Backups.backupdb/[drive name]/Latest. 'Latest' is an alias - I'm not sure how that will resolve on nix. The following all depends on the alias resolving correctly, as the actual locations are not 'fixed' but each may be in a different 'dated' folder on the TM drive itself. Assuming that ...


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add the nas hostname and IP to the MAC "hosts" file, that's how fixed it today. to edit the host file on a MAC, best way is through terminal, google it. Good luck


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Since it says you need to reformat, what you need to do is: Boot into the Recovery Partition Click "Disk Utility" Select "Macintosh HD" Go to the "Erase" tab Select the format as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" Choose a security option from the security option section(I would recommend zero-pass since this is still your Mac) NOTE: If you have an SSD, the ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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This seems harmless to me. If you want to clean things up, I would sudo tmutil disablelocal to clean up any local snapshots and then make a new test user and turn off automatic user log in. Reboot and log in as test and make a clean backup interval without your user being logged in or any files open from the main ~ directory. At that point, you can check ...


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Boot camp does NOT backup files that it is not programmed to backup. If you set up Time Machine to backup Macintosh HD, it will only backup Macintosh HD. Also, Time Machine probably will reject backing up a Windows system. In order to backup your Windows, you either need to get another backup disk or partition your current one. Then, you can use the system ...


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Time Machine will not backup a Boot Camp partition - it will be shown in the exclusion list, greyed-out & un-editable. It will backup Parallels VMs, however, a Boot Camp VM actually contains very little data from the Windows partition itself, only the superimposed VM part of the structure, so backing up the VM will not actually be backing up changes ...


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It seems it was the SSD. (Or the SATA controller - I'm not quite sure yet.) Removing the SSD from its plug caused the Mac to at least display a black and white folder icon with a "?" inside (like here: https://support.apple.com/HT204156) That gave me hope so I purchased a Transcend JetDrive 725 for Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 and inserted it. Wohoo, ...


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You can read any file on the Time Machine volume - just write permission is withheld in the Backups.backupdb folder. This is all covered in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Feel free to explore the drive and use it for other storage - the system keeps you from messing in places where the machine needs to control file writes. I can only assume the ...



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