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"... I store all of my virtual machines on a sparsebundle disk image. This is a mounted filesystem that seamlessly breaks up the filesystem into many 8MB files. That level of granularity keeps my TM backups small. For example, I have three individual VMs stored on a single sparsebundle volume. They currently occupy 3012 individual 8MB "bundle" files. The ...


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I believe that removing the fseventsd directory in single-user mode is unnecessary. Simply booting into single-user mode caused a deep traversal for me. (I'm not sure if you have to mount your root filesystem read-write; I did.)


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Booting in single-user mode causes a deep traversal. (I'm not sure if you have to mount your root filesystem read-write; I did.)


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FreeNAS supports the creation of AFP file shares for general use with OS X systems. For Time Machine backups, you need to make sure to specifically enable Time Machine support (Disk Discovery enabled and type set to Time Machine) on a particular AFP share you intend to use. Further clarification: AFP currently supports Unicode file names, POSIX and access ...


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Yes - copying any of the folders will use the hard link to make a full copy of that moment in time. The hard links only work on the same filesystem, so you can test things if you are copying to the same volume but most instances where I do this, I'm copying to another volume (compressed disk image or physical/logical volume). In a nutshell - using Finder ...


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If you’re looking for a certain file or folder, start by connecting the external drive that you use for Time Machine backups or by making sure that you can connect to your Time Capsule. Click the Time Machine item in the menu bar at the top of your screen (it looks like a clock with an arrow running counterclockwise around it), and choose Enter Time Machine. ...


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On OS X 10.7 Lion or later, yes. You need to look at the tmutil command, specifically the inheritbackup verb (which tells Time Machine that this is a backup of this machine, and not some other), and the associatedisk verb (which tells Time Machine that the disk it was backing up before is this other disk that you have now).


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Time Machine prepares the drive for storing backups when you set it up. This means, disrupting filesystem-level encryption that wasn't made by Time Machine. If you want encryption on top of Time Machine encryption, it has to be below the filesystem level, or you'll surely lose it in favor of Time Machine. If you want encrypted Time Machine backups, simply ...


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Open Mail, then open Time Machine. Providing the backup disk is available, Time Machine will open and allow you to find deleted emails available for restoration.


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I wrote a bash script to delete all the backups but the latest since the ones posted elsewhere didn't work for me. I know you didn't want to specifically do that, but it can be modified to keep more backups (see below). Please not that this does not apply to deleting specific folders or files from backups. This script assumes that you have it on a local ...


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Take a look at Crash Plan. It allows you to backup to a disk, machine on the network, or the cloud. It has options for how long to retain items and what to ignore.


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When backing up to a Time Capsule, it backs up over the network. The first backup will be several hundreds of gigabytes; this takes a while. However, subsequent backups are smaller, since it only transfers files that have changed. Also, if the Time Capsule is not available (eg MacBook taken offsite), then it creates local snapshots and waits for the Time ...


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The answer is Yes, it can do that but needs to be set up first. Here are detailed instructions. In summary: Connect your Mac to TC via Ethernet to set it up. Now Disable the wireless functions of the Time Capsule and, Set your Time Capsule to Bridge Mode.--Update the configuration. Next: use an Ethernet cable to connect one of your router’s LAN ports to ...


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It seems like it's because our time capsule is incredibly slow just generall, it takes 20 seconds - 1 minute to open a folder, "preparing" to copy a reasonable folder can take 10's of minutes. This is independently of me being plugged in directly to the time capsule or going over wireless. There doesn't seem to be a solution except possibly to do a factory ...


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When you click the time machine icon in the menu bar, hold the option key. The menu will change to "Browse other time machine backups", and you should be able to access the old machine's backup in that manner.


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For some reason it wouldn't boot from my Time Machine backup. (Maybe I didn't partition it with a GUID partition table?) It just flashed a disk with a question mark after trying to boot from the partition with the TM backup. So I created a Mavericks install disk on my other computer, and booted from that disk. I was a little worried that it wouldn't ...


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Ages ago it was just 'fdisk', but now Microsoft suggests this: Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Mangement/Storage/Disk Management/Format Ref: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-format-hard-disk-partition#create-format-hard-disk-partition=windows-7


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SOLUTION: For obtaining AFP on linux server, it is possible to specify a size limit of the AFP volume in /usr/local/etc/afp.conf using keyword vol size limit. Just check if this value is not too low!! In my case, I upgrade netatalk from the default ubuntu package (version 2.2) to the up to date version (3.1.7). During this upgrade I remembered that I have ...


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I have a Time Capsule, and had a lot of trouble with backups failing with an error "Backup Disk not Available". Rebooting the Time Capsule fixed the problem but only for one time backup. I resolved the problem by opening the AirPort Utility, selecting Disks, and changing the option "Secure Shared Disks" from "With a device password" (this was the Time ...


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Double-click the sparse bundle to mount the Time Machine Backups or Backup of <computer name> partition (but don’t select it). That may take a moment. Select the sparse bundle again, and click the Partition tab towards the top of the window. Type the desired size in the space provided, or, in the diagram that appears, drag the lower ...


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I suppose you could put together a script which runs a diskutil eject command on the specific volume, then schedule it to run at 4:30 PM each day via cronx or another scheduling app. When you go to leave at 5:00 PM, the disk has already been ejected. The drive will always be something like /dev/disk2, so the script only needs to eject the specific volume ...


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If your disks have non-critical data you can live without, and you just want to wipe them clean, use Disk Utility. If you're not in a rush use the Secure Erase/Zero Fill option as this will take any bad sectors out of use that may have formed since you acquired the drives. Alternatively, if you have data you really need to access, try DiskWarrior as it can ...


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Sorry to hear that, founds quite frustrating. Regarding I recently renamed my home folder on my new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13"). I restarted my computer not realising that it would result in a complete wipe of my drive. This should not have 'wiped' anything - but indeed the system will have difficulty logging in properly because the home folder ...


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Launch the Time Machine App, you may see the time line show you backup time, you can navigate the "important folders" at any backup time. if you find the files you want, just restore it manually.


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Restarting preview also solved the problem of not being able to open files even from the finder due to this permissions problem, as Andy Dent suggested.


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Personally, I would steer clear of Yosemite for a few more months. Look at all the complaints about it in the App Store review section. I've never seen anything that negative before. Your disk could be failing, but it probably just lost some linked files. I use Scannerz to test my drive periodically because I'm paranoid, even with Time Machine in place. ...


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Roughly speaking, Time Machine deletes files in the same order you do. (The roughly speaking part has to do with it deleting hourly backups even when there are older daily backups, and daily even when there are older weekly backups.) For example, suppose you create a file in January and delete it in July, and TM is backing up all this time. TM will first ...


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Time Machine will always keep a backup of the current state of the contents of the source volume. When the backup drive becomes full, it will start removing the oldest backup states to make room. If the contents of a folder have not changed, it will retain all the contents. If the contents of the folder changed over time, it will remove the oldest content ...


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Also: tmutil calculatedrift machine_directory gives you an overview of the sizes differences between each consecutive backup. It is useful to pinpoint when exactly that happens, and which backup you should compare with: sudo tmutil compare <backup1> <backup2>


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I'm having a similar issue with DSM 5.1.5021 update 2. Try connecting over finder with ctrl+K and then entering the fully qualified path, e.g : afp://192.168.x.x/ - that should work. Try adding the user to the "system default admin group" and then see if - when trying to connect through finder - the shares for that user show up. I have another box running ...



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