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I found that DaisyDisk is able to get this done if you scan through Admin privileges, I'd suggest you buy the non-appstore version through the site—it's cheaper and has more features. http://www.daisydiskapp.com


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Changing a SSD for a larger one is usually pretty easy. I have done it myself via a kit OWC (macsales.com) sells. We also use cruical.com at work and buy SSDs from them. As for brands and make/model... I've always shopped price as HD/SSD are all made by about 5-6 companies and all are good and should work with any Mac that supports SATA. You will find good ...


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I have been using OSX Server to do what you are attempting to do. Works pretty well over wifi network. Not a free solution and probably overkill for what you're after.


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I still don't know what caused the issue to come up in the first place, but I was able to get around it by going to Server.app > File Sharing > [my backup volume] > Edit Share Point... and then adding my user to the Access section of the page with Read & Write permissions. I don't know how/why it worked before or why changing the user password caused it ...


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Trust Me, there is no tool to decrypt the encrypted hard disk. there is no way to recover this


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Have a look at libfvde. It doesn't explicitly say it supports Mavericks, but might be worth a try.


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If you make your Recovery partition as Hidden partition, then the Time Machine wont touch it since it does not see it as available disk space.


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Click "Use Previous Disk" and "Inherit Backup History", so you will be able to use the old backups.


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I recommend checking out a tool (there are many others) such as DaisyDisk which easily allows you to drill down and find space hogs. The trial version should do the job in a hurry.


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There are many things that 'other' could be. This Apple KB article details what 'other' space is: OS X: What is "other" space in About This Mac? …but basically, there's not only one thing that it could be, or one thing that everyone's suffered from. Your best bet is probably to run something like Daisy Disk or similar to find large files to delete. ...


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Where do you see that "other"? Free some space if you can and use DiskWave to check exactly where the files are.


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In conclusion, TimeMachine recovery of the entire system to the status before changing admin password worked well. I recovered the old admin password and it worked for Keychain Access as well. In details; Just in case the recovery doesn't work and I lose the TimeMachine backups somehow, I copied the TimeMachine backup to another external drive. To do that, ...


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I am a big fan of Arq (http://www.haystacksoftware.com/arq/), which works just like TimeMachine but with remote backups on Amazon S3/Glacier.


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Actually it can be fixed by unlocking the lock on the Security & Privacy settings and unchecking or adjusting the "Log out after XX minutes of inactivity" option within the Advanced... section.


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Are you sure it's the full login screen or is it just asking for your password? If so, you can turn off "Require Password __ after sleep or screen saver begins" in the "Security and Privacy" system preference.


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As it turns out, I needed to make the user whose account is being used to authenticate to the Time Machine mount point from the remote laptop the owner of the MightyMac.sparsebundle file. I discovered this by comparing the permissions on the new sparsebundle it created with the old one I wanted to backup to and found the new one was owned by the remote user ...


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That sound you hear is often referred to as "The Click of Death": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of_death Head reader errors, motor errors, anything of this sort indicate physical failure, and possibly imminent device death. Get your data backed up off of that disk NOW. Afterwards, and only afterwards, check and see if it's still in warranty. :)


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To back up a disk image, you back up the .dmgfile itself, instead of the virtual disk the system shows you. However, unless the disk image is a sparse bundle image. Time machine will have to backup the entire disk every time the disk changes.


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Some versions of files are stored temporarily locally, when you're away from the TimeCapsule. These are on your MacBook and can therefor be accessed without the TimeCapsule present. As soon as the Mac syncs back with the TimeCapsule, they are longer stored on your local drive, therefor you'll need a connection to the TimeCapsule to restore them. "Mobile ...


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Reading up a bit on ACLs[1] I found that I could change ownership by first removing the file ACL with the following commands: sudo chmod -a "everyone deny write,delete,append,writeattr,writeextattr,chown" problem_group_file.png sudo chown :staff problem_group_file.png After that the directory could be restored from TimeMachine backup without errors. This ...


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Time Machine supports remote backups with some limitations (many of which have workarounds). I've been using it over LAN for a while with no problems and not too much CPU usage, so I'm not sure why you're having CPU usage problems. The best alternative IMO is Carbon Copy Cloner. It supports remote backups and gives you tons of customization including fully ...


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Why not just use terminal: cp -RnpP Backups.backupdb -R recursive -n do not overwrite (if existing copy remnants remain from previous attempt) -p preserve ACL's, permissions, creation/mod dates, etc. -P preserve hard links, do not follow any hard or symlinks.



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