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Using the command line you can do the rsync as it only copies files changed since the last time you ran it. rsync -av "/Users/your name" "/Volumes/My External Drive"


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Have a look at: Time Machine: How to transfer backups from a current backup drive to a new backup drive Synopsis: In Disk Utility, select the new drive's icon to make sure it has a GUID partition and is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If not make appropriate changes. Set permissions on your new backup drive in Finder using Get Info and make ...


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If possible, it will be easier to connect the Freenas box and iMac to the router; or if all machines are gigabit capable, you could plug both machines to a gigabit switch (cheap and easily available) and then connect the switch to the router. Either way you'll have a fast wired connection to your backup and the router will handle the, ahem, routing. This way ...


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I booted my Mac in safe mode to see if this would solve the problem. Alas, it did not. Afterwards, whether caused by the safe boot or not, Time Machine didn't "see" the external Data partition anymore, so it would only backup from the internal SSD (and the TM preferences windows no longer listed the WinData partition in the list of excluded items). At that ...


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Solution found: On the iMac, we must first enable port forwarding by entering the following command in Terminal: echo "rdr pass inet proto tcp from any to any port 12345 -> 192.168.2.x port 548" | sudo pfctl -ef - replace 192.168.2.x with whatever your FreeNAS is reporting as its IP address. You will also have to enter your account password when ...


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You want to use NTFS for Mac. I had to use this a few months ago to access an external drive (from a Windows user) that I had to work with. For the hard drive that will be used for your Time Machine, that needs to be Mac OS Extended (Journaled).


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By "Passport," I am assuming that you are referring to a Western Digital external drive, which you have been using to perform regular backups. I'm guessing that by "backups," you have been using Time Machine. Considering that this is a new issue, it is fair to say that the external drive has been formatted correctly for use with Mac OSX (i.e., Mac OS ...


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I'm interested in a similar solution as the one you're describing, and from what I've read, this may be of interest for your setup: There is no native iSCSI initiator on OS X. There are alternatives. Xsan looks like the standard on OS X but I'm at a loss there. The Time Machine share or volume has to be set as AFP in order to work (you mention SMB, ...


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Just me! Apparently choosing a password not as soon as possible assigned me another user (former user127893, now user128454) but still same username and almost similar avatar (a quarter or the former with a more visible Triforce :D ) BTW recently I tried to run a Disk permissions check and repair. After that I repeat the Verify Disk and the error message ...


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One such script / app BASED on Time Machine is one called rsnapshot (which is legal on apple products afaik (license wise) and you CAN set timing and frequency rather easily..


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Click on the "Time Machine" drive that is indented (the one underneath the one you selected on your screen). Then the "Erase" tab should appear. Also, if your Time Machine is encrypted, my experience was that I needed to erase it and choose an unencrypted format in order to really regain full control of the disk.


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I suffered this today when doing a find / -whatever -exec this-or-that {} \; Suddenly mtmfs got 100% CPU. It turns out that mtmfs is a special filesystem mounted on /Volumes/MobileBackups. If you run something that will access files indiscrimately, such as a find (something many "cleaner" programs do) mtmfs will use a lot of CPU when its files are being ...


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Boot holding the option key and select the SSD to boot. You can also use system preferences to set it as the default boot drive. Once the machine will restart (or power on from off) and boot to the SSD, use Disk Utility to erase the HDD and enjoy your new Mac.


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My Macbook was returning 3 petabytes of free space… I do like optimistic thinking, but… Zapping the Spotlight index with Cocktail did the trick.


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When the "archive" backs up files from the source disk, it puts the files into a sub-directory called "Time Capsule Backup" on the destination disk. There is no timestamp on the destination folder name. The files are not zipped up in an archive either. Now I understand how the backup is able to generate a backup without deleting any files on the ...


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This is an example of a procedure to erase an external disk containing a single encrypted partition. Open the Disk Utility application and highlight the "Logical Volume Group" representing your external disk. An example is shown below. (Hint: click on image for a better view.) Next, click the Info icon to get the pop up window. Note, in the example shown ...


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Yes, you can use Time Machine to restore iPhoto app and also the iPhoto library before the conversion of Photos app. You have to navigate through Time Machine backups and folder via Finder. Now go to Applications and restore the iPhoto.app. After that navigate to the folder containing your iPhoto library and restore it where you want without overwrite ...


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I followed the links suggested by njboot and the solution to my problem was: Turn off time machine backups. Delete time machine system prefs file Reboot machine and if the file is still there, delete the prefs file again and reboot again. once the Prefs file is gone, if you go into Time machine prefs, the disk is no longer selected. Then, finally select ...


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The User Data folders for Firefox and Thunderbird are: /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Firefox /Users/$USER/Library/Thunderbird You might also want to migrate the .plist files for them as well: /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.firefox.plist /Users/$USER/Library/Preferences/org.mozilla.thunderbird.plist Make sure the applications ...


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As long as you don't care about anything in the backup being gone, yes it is safe to remove the sparsebundle. Disable Time Machine first. Instead of deleting the whole bundle at once: Right-click and choose Show Package Contents. Open the bands folder. Select a large number of bands (8000 at a time seems to be good from what I read) and move those to the ...


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So, after buying a new SSHD and SATA cable, spending 3 weeks reading and writing command lines on Terminal.... this is what fixed my problem, believe it or not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amg5w0rlwDo&spfreload=10 This video shows how an electric tape can isolate the sata cable and prevent it to touch the aluminium surface, which will cause you some ...


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I agree with the answer given earlier, though what you could try is to manually delete Time Machine backups (at your own risk). If you mount the volume, there is a folder called "Backups.backupdb" (it may be looking slightly different on remote backups). Inside it will have your computer name and then either the dates or the volumes, or vice versa (sorry, ...


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Shrink the backup volume to the desired size. Time Machine is designed to keep adding backups until the volume is full, then prune older copies. It is NOT designed to share storage space with other things, nor to leave X gigabytes free on the destination.


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Alright, the reason for me not being able to access my encrypted backup was a special character! The first password the TC asked for was the device password for the TC. I needed to enter the password (which is a different password from the TM password) as if on a U.S. layout. The actual TM backup password I entered as if on my original layout. I may file a ...


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You likely do not want to attempt this from Terminal but if you did you would want to use tmutil restore ... Read the manual page - for what that involves. The issue will be you will have to specify via the command line where in the time capsule snapshot the restoration will be sourced from. For more likely success you probably should re-boot using the ...


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I've written a shell script that lets you optionally specify the number of days to keep: all the backups older than the specified number of days (from now) are deleted. You can check it out on its GitHub repository.


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You might have blown the logic board…might have. That unit uses an integrated I/O and video controller. I'd be afraid that pulling the video cable out may have produced a transient that damaged part of it. You might want to try putting one of the drives in an external case and see if it can work that way. Another possibility could be the SATA cable itself ...


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Unless I'm missing something here it shouldn't be much more complicated than booting into your recovery partition (assuming it's working correctly), reinstalling OS X and then restoring your data from the TM backup on your WD drive when prompted at the end of the OS X installation process. If you have issues with the recovery partition go for Internet ...


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There is no erase tab when using a disk that was a Time Machine.


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This article is quite old, but I think is probably the reason… The partition map scheme describes how the drive stores its volumes. Drives originally set up for use on Windows usually use the Master Boot Record (MBR) scheme, as opposed to the Apple Partition Map (APM) scheme, the default for PowerPC-based Macs, or the GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme, ...



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