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To adjust Time Machine notification settings on Yosemite, first find the Notification Center database by running: cd `getconf DARWIN_USER_DIR`/com.apple.notificationcenter/db You'll end up in a directory containing a SQLite database called db. In this database's app_info table, set the flags value for _SYSTEM_CENTER_:com.apple.TMHelperAgent to 12609.


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No, but you can get the same effect as I use this app to keep my mac running for a back up at night time http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep


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If your MacBook Air has flash storage, supports Power Nap and is connected to a power adapter at night, then it will back up to Time Machine when in sleep. If any of these criteria is not met, then the backup will not take place. A firmware update is required for the late-2010 MacBook Air to support Power Nap. Make sure that all updates are installed in the ...


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There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to recover files from a Time Machine backup saved using Time Machine under Mavericks simply because you upgraded the Mavericks system to Yosemite. A system upgrade doesn't normally break continuity of Time Machine. There will likely be a lot more data backed up during the first backup after the upgrade, so if you ...


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You could use a product like SSHFS that uses MacFUSE, which would mount a directory on the remote SSH server as a filesystem, and all transactions over the wire would be encrypted. You can also use a utility like EncFS which is a file-based loopback encryption layer on top of an existing volume or filesystem like AFP. I would agree with the above poster -- ...


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Your MacBook is too old to use Internet Recovery. You will need to reinstall from the restore discs that shipped with your Mac, a retail copy of a 10.6 DVD or a Mavericks USB installer (created on another Mac). If you still have access to the drive that was replaced you could put it in a USB enclosure and boot from that, then go through the Mavericks ...


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If you reinstall and keep using the same Time Machine backup disk, OS X will notice and start a new backup history - i.e. your original backup will remain untouched. However, in your case I would simply start a new Time Machine (TM) backup: Archive your current TM (e.g. to a disk image, using Disk Utility) Test if your Backup is accessible & ...


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Time Machine won't delete old backups until it thinks it needs more space to store a new backup. However, you do not get a warning before the deletion happens - only after the deletion deed is done, does the warning pop up. You could trust this in the short term, however starting a backup of a cleanly reinstalled Mac is one way to have the system estimate ...


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Make sure you are sharing with write access for the particular user you are logging into the remote machine as.


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Going back to an older TimeMachine backup will make your other files deleted. You will have to backup them to another place where you can later access them, because using TimeMachine is kinda like using well.. A time machine.


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You need this: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Main thing: you need any other hard drive, whatever ssd, hdd, connected to mac by wi-fi, thunderbolt or usb. Time Capsule is just one of the many variants. You can make your backup on any device that you already have. But make a note that it better should be fully given for backup, no any other sided ...


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At this point I see two options for a potential fix. If in a new admin user spotlight is functional, then I would remove .plist files from your user library preferences. If it is not functional, then you will need to reinstall Yosemite from the recovery partition due to the application being corrupt.


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I have a Macbook air late 2013 on Yosemite with similar specs but I have an Apple time capsule instead and the only thing I have found to improve speed is an ethernet cable. Get a connecter from thunderbolt to ethernet and then use an ethernet cable to connect it to the external drive. I haven't really tested this much but it did work the few times I have. ...


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Are there any console errors? I would start with removing the plist, reboot, try again /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist


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I found a solution in this answer: How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline I used /System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/Helpers/bypass and it worked for me


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It is a nasty bug of OSX 10.9 and 10.10 . Some workaround is described here: Time Machine is skipping files and folders. How to fix? by Pete. ... I see you are running 10.7.5. So maybe Apple ruined Time Machine already with Lion. I personally never had the issue with 10.6.8, then directly upgraded to 10.9 and then later discovered missing files in my ...


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I have the same issue since one of the mavericks updates, not necessarily the .0 version, not sure when exactly it started. I have this issue mostly with one folder: ~/Library/Preferences. I can fix the issue (see below), but 1-3 weeks later the issue is happening again with that folder. I think this folder might be hit often by the bug, cause the ...


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The Time Machine preference file seems to be corrupted. Open the Time Machine preferences and put the slider to OFF. Go to /Macintosh HD/ Library Preferences and drag to the Trash the file com.Apple.TimeMacine.plist and restart the machine. Open the Preferences, click Select Backup Disk and Use Disk. The backup will start and will take some time depending ...


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Running sudo find / -type f -mmin -5 while mtmfs was using 85% of my Mac, revealed that the process was writing to /Volumes/MobileBackups/Backups.backupdb. I guess that TM was doing its daily local backup.


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Searching a TimeMachine backup is tricky - for one thing Spotlight has not indexed the backup (do not tell Spotlight to do this - you will be in for a world of hurt) Second, you are sort of correct about about TimeMachine being virtual. what it really is a hundreds of symlinks that link about in all kinds of crazy ways. Your best bet, is to mount the ...


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As I understand the question, you don't need another disk. But be careful if this is your only backup. It's possible to clone the current bootable drive (256GB) onto the same drive as your Time Machine Backups (512GB with 280GB available), so that it contains a working system and is bootable. It should possible without third party tools, but it's ...


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Sure it works but you have to create, clone/TM-restore and erase various volumes: I assume your internal disk is disk0 containing disks0s2 as your internal start volume and your external disk is disk1 with disk1s2 as your Time Machine volume. Without loosing your TM Backup: This only works if the sum of used space on your TM-volume and used space on your ...


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By now, there seems to be a dedicated tmutil command: sudo tmutil inheritbackup <path to previous time machine backups on mounted volume> Example: sudo tmutil inheritbackup /Volumes/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ Drive/Backups.backupdb/MacBook


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Maybe a little bit different issue, but I also had a huge chunk of Space Occupied By Other Files And Folders On Hard Drive on my external disk. I found the culprit by using OmniDiskSweeper with root priveleges, as explained here. That means: sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper In this case it was files in the trash bin, ...


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Yes, you can access the backups after changing the drives out. If you control-click or right-click on the Time Machine app icon, one of the items is "Browse other TIme Machine Disks..." from where you can select your Time Capsule backups. You can also re-associate your new drive to the old backups in Terminal with tmutil so that your backups will continue as ...


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Okay so I went ahead with the update anyway and it turns out that Migration Assistant is clever enough to recognise relocated user accounts. In my particular case it recognised them, but provided no option to restore their contents (just the account itself), possibly because my users volume hadn't been recreated at this point. However, after restoration ...



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