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Solved by formatting the Time Capsule drive and reconfiguring Time Machine on the Mac.


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Just Checking that you have not missed the "holding option key down in time machine" thing that I missed for ages: Source: http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/complete-guide-time-machine-mac-backup-3626572/ Complete guide to Time Machine: Can I browse Time Machine backups from another Mac, or older Time Machine backups from my own Mac that I no ...


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In Finder go to Applications → Utilities, and run Migration Assistant app. It will help you restore your backed up data including email.


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There is no straight-forward answer to your question without a full list of applications you're looking to migrate. Some applications that don't use installers, can easily be simply copied to an external drive and back again, and will continue to work just fine. Some applications that don't have installers, may ask for the license keys when you restore ...


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There are two ways of having backups encrypted. First, Time Capsule allows for you to encrypt the disk. If you enable this, the disk can only be mounted by the device if you provide it with the password to do so. This encryption is local and thus doesn't address your concern. It does mean that if the disk somehow gets taken out of the TC, it can't be read. ...


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You can actually restore mail messages directly inside Mail. Make the Mail application active, then enter Time Machine via the menulet. Works similar to file recovery in Finder.


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The Mail.app stores all Messages in your User Directory: ~/Library/Mail/ Depending on your OS Version there is a Subfolder, f.e. "V3" for 10.11 and "V2" for 10.10., containing Subfolders for each Mailbox. The Library Folder is usually hidden, but you can access it in the Finder from the Menu "Go to" > "Go to Folder" (or CMD+SHIFT+G) and typing in the ...


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Time Machine only uses a disk image when backing up to a network destination (OS X Server or Time Capsule). When backing up to a local volume (as you appear to be doing), it stores the backed-up files natively on the volume (inside the Backups.backupdb folder), with no disk image.


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This file is where Backblaze stores information about what is stored on their servers and copies of files being uploaded or about to be uploaded. I would exclude this from Time Machine backups, as it will often change and contains nothing you're not already backing up elsewhere.


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I had the same problem (and even disappearing network). I found reports that the Airport Extreme and Time Capsule devices don't handle mixed IPv4/6 environments very well. Switching off one (in my case, the latter), was said to address the problem. After I switched it off, sadly and oddly, my problems disappeared.


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Rebooted the NAS, now it works.


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I use two strategies to archive backups when using Time Machine: Use more than one drive in Time Machine Preferences. Each time a backup starts, the software picks one drive round-robin style, so with three backups, each connected drive gets one interval every three hours. Selectively pick one interval from a backup destination and archive that snapshot ...


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I suggest you break it up into two parts: copy the files, then compress them. Apple has the simplest solution to copy files and you can use the Finder to do so; then try the disk compression routine, if you want to go that route. Faced with this situation a few years ago at home, and having similar problems, I realized I was just jumping through hoops. I ...


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I use Viscosity as my VPN and by default it disables time machine upon connecting to the VPN. It is pretty much always on so that is why it seemed to be disabled all the time. I was able to fix this by disabling the option to disable time machine when connected to the VPN.


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A backup drive is automatically excluded from a Time Machine backup. In your case the nested backup strategy will not work using Time Machine because External HDD1 will be excluded from being backed up to External HDD2: Macintosh HD -> External HDD1 (TM1 + Data) Macintosh HD -> External HDD2 (External HDD1 will be excluded) You may either split ...


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To create a DMG using hdiutil (command line): hdiutil create /path/to/folder.dmg -srcfolder /path/to/folder This will archive everything in a directory to /path/to/folder.dmg.(There's a pretty good guide on using hdiutil found here, along with man hdiutil.) To create a DMG using Disk Utility (GUI): Depending on your preference, either press ⌘ Command+⇧ ...


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I would recommend using hdiutil to image the disk. First, run diskutil list in the Terminal to see the identifiers for each disk. You'll want to note the identifier for your Time Machine drive (format is /dev/disk#). Then, in the Terminal, use: /usr/bin/hdiutil create -srcdevice /your/disk/identifier -format UDZO name.dmg Where /your/disk/identifier is ...


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Time Machine backup includes all the history of whatever you backup. So even if you have say 20GB worth of data backed up, provided there are enough changes to the data the overall Time Machine backup can easily fill much more space than those 20GB. This is because it keeps all the different versions of backed up files, in case you ever need to restore a ...


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Get Backup Pro (http://www.belightsoft.com/getbackup/) is an awesome tool. Great value for money, and really great features like bootable and encrypted backups, disk cloning, folder sync, backing up mounted disks, choosing which files to backup and compress folders – Time Machine simply can’t do some of these things! Also, incremental/versioned archives and ...


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You can do this quite easily by "taking ownership" of the files. By issuing the command: sudo chown -R <username> **file/folder** sudo executes the command as a root (aka "Super User"). It will ask you to enter a password when you press Return chown is the command that "changes ownership" -R tells it to do it recursively through all sub-folders ...


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You could use "BatChMod"to change the permissions on the folder and its contents to your own user's credentials (that is, to the credentials of the user you are logged in with on the machine you've connected the backup disk to). This is much easier than using the command line. http://www.lagentesoft.com/batchmod/ I am not associated with the people who ...


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If you are an administrator (i.e. have an admin account) on the MacBook Air and are familiar with the command line interface you can use the sudo command to obtain machine-level admin rights. Once you have those rights, you can access the files in that folder. An example of this might be: $ cd ~/Desktop $ mkdir luannsphotos $ sudo cp -R ...


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If I understand your question correctly you try to install OS X on some Windows laptop. Or migrate a VM to bare-metal. Besides the fact that installation of OS X on non-Apple hardware is not covered by the EULA it will not work out-of-the-box! The drivers included in OS X are made for/adapted to Mac hardware and usually don't work with some arbitrary ...


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Sparsebundles are created for each machine backed up to Time Machine. I needed to delete one of these sparsebundle files. Manually deleting thousands of files under the 'Bands' folder takes a long time. The faster and easiest method is: Open Terminal Switch to 'Superuser': sudo su (you will be asked for your admin user pw) Change directory to your Time ...


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I also believe Time Machine's GUI is not able to do that. But if you feel like fiddling in CLI from terminal, and do some basic scripting, it can be done quite easily using the tmutil command: tmutil addexclusion and tmutil removeexclusion would allow to change your exclusion list by script whenever you want. tmutil startbackup -destination would allow to ...


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First - download and read the setup guides for your Time Capsule. See help.apple.com for your location and your model of time capsule. You should aim to replace your current WiFi (from your modem) with a new WiFi network (from the Time Capsule). You can extend your modem's WiFi with your Time Capsule's WiFi but this is usually more complicated and will not ...


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I believe this is beyond the intent and capability of Time Machine which is to provide simple backup for most users. Your more advanced needs will be better served by something like Carbon Copy Cloner.



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