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If you can see your external drive in the disk utility app, there is no reason that it won't show up when you hit 'diskutil list'. If you still can't see it after 'diskutil list', try unplugging it then 'ls /dev/disk*' then replug it and redo 'ls /dev/disk*' and see if another disk appeared. (It should be disk2s2 or disk2s1) then 'diskutil mount ...


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The sparsebundle is a disk image file and probably contains your Time Machine files. If you double-click it, it should be mounted. If not, launch Disk Utility and open it from there (File > Open Disk Image...). In order to delete backups, enter Time Machine, select a snapshot (time) and right-click in the Finder window. From there you can delete the ...


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My suggestion was going to be Migration Assistant, however you'll need to make a backup iso or time machine to import from, or another machine as you've mentioned. There is unlikely to be a clean way of doing this honestly...


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You can access time machine via a mount and then search and copy back to your machine using the automation technique of your choosing. Here is a command you might find helpful. Replace A and B with your two directories. (see the SO answer here) $ comm -23 <( find A -type f -printf '%f\n' | sort | uniq ) <( find B -type f -printf '%f\n' | sort | uniq ...


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Generally speaking the Apple Migration Assistant (in /Applications/Utilities) will transfer documents, settings and Applications. However some (most?) Applications transfer flawlessly and some do not. I would imagine, what with all the posts I see online, that Adobe applications may require more than just Migration Assistant. At the very least you will have ...


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I would try in ~/Library/Mail. You can delete the contents in this folder, then go into mail and rebuilt your inbox to make sure everything syncs. Note: it's called the MacBook Air


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In addition to using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk, you could also Disk Utility in OS X to either create an image or clone the mounted virtual hard drive to a disk. If creating an image with Disk Utility you'd need to use the Scan Image for Restore... command from the Image menu in Disk Utility ...


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Use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable image to an external or internal disk. SuperDuper can also be used for free.


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The difference with method 1 is that, with method 1, you're not actually converting anything. You're erasing the existing data and replacing it with an encrypted partition. With method 2, a conversion process begins, which doesn't erase data, but does take more time. The thing to keep in mind: any drive which is converted from a normal drive (HFS+) to a ...


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Yes - use tmutil to see if the files you are missing were even backed up: tmutil isexcluded /path/to/the/folder If you don't have them backed up, you'll have to redo the work. If you did have them backed up, you can copy files using terminal from the destination to your desktop: cp -rp /Volumes/Backup/Backup.backupdb/host/2015-08-25-000102/Macintosh\ ...


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Yes, you can. When you set up the new Mac and connect it to your Time Machine backup either through the network or via cable, you can select restore from Time Machine Backup during setup. If you have already set up your new Mac and want to now restore, use Migration Assistant found in your Applicatons > Utilities folder. The instructions can be found on ...


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The best thing to do, to avoid major data loss, is to: copy personal files and folders from the TM disk image (they do not have symlinks, so no problem whatsoever). Obviously choose the latest backup. from the TM disk image write down on a piece of paper an entire list of all the apps in the Application folder and reinstall them from scratch (depending on ...


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I've had this problem before. I think it is because the data is corrupt. What you need to do is restore the drive and create a new one. The easy way is to get a different computer and reformat it there, but if not, don't worry. Just go into Disk Utility and attempt to restore/reformat the drive. If it gives you an error like "Can't unmount the disk", follow ...


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The drive could be failing. Try to format again with disk utility , setup time machine backup then start creating full backup again.


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It could be that there are some files left on the time machine drive. Try emptying the trash. IF that doesnt work you can run Disk Utility in the Utilities folderin Applications. Select the disk you want and partition it. Then you should be able to do a full time machine backup. Once that operation has completed select that drive as your time machine ...


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This somewhat of a long shot, but it sounds a little like you may have changed something on your disk. "Invisible" actions like changing file permissions or HFS+ compressing files will cause TimeMachine (TM) to assume that the files have changed and need to be backed up. Another scenario would be that the UUID of your hard disk changed. This article lists ...


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I also had the same problem in Mac OS X Mountain Lion or Lion. First of all, your main question is true: Time Machine should remove old backups when disk comes full, and that's some strange behaviour you're having. What solved my problem was simply resetting the Time Machine preferences by removing the file /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist ...


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What you need to do is reset your whole system. Note that if you did not back up applications or such, these will be gone. Boot into the Recovery Partition, and erase your hard disk. You can do this by going to the Disk Utility and selecting your hard disk. (Your Mac's hard disk, NOT your Time Machine backup of course.) There are a couple of tabs at the ...


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Since it says you need to reformat, what you need to do is: Boot into the Recovery Partition Click "Disk Utility" Select "Macintosh HD" Go to the "Erase" tab Select the format as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" Choose a security option from the security option section(I would recommend zero-pass since this is still your Mac) NOTE: If you have an SSD, the ...


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Install a copy of the OS X Server app on a spare Mac with a pile of storage connected to it. Create a share for each Mac that you need to back up, and connect each Mac to its own share. That way, each Mac only sees its own backups. You can also limit the size allowed for each share if you like. Another advantage of having an OS X server on the network is ...


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You can backup multiple Mac's to a central Time Capsule. On each Mac: System Preferences > Time Machine > Select Disk. Choose the same Time Capsule for all your computers. Each computer will have a separate .sparsebundle on the Time Capsule disk. When setting up the Time Capsule disk you can set individual accounts which should solve the security issue: ...


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You can simply put an Apple Time Capsule in your network and select this as Time Machine backup volume. And you may choose an encrypted backup to ensure more privacy. This works perfect in my office with a dozen MacBooks. A more cost efficient solution may be a 3rd party solution like a Synology DiskStation containing a Raid 1or 5. Synology also offers Time ...


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I have used an external drive with Time Machine and had no problem also storing other files on it. You don't need to create a separate partition or anything (though you could, if you wanted to) - just put other files anywhere on the disk except for the backups.backupdb folder. The only thing to note is that the TimeMachine backups (in backups.backupdb) ...


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You can read any file on the Time Machine volume - just write permission is withheld in the Backups.backupdb folder. This is all covered in https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Feel free to explore the drive and use it for other storage - the system keeps you from messing in places where the machine needs to control file writes. I can only assume the ...


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It seems it was the SSD. (Or the SATA controller - I'm not quite sure yet.) Removing the SSD from its plug caused the Mac to at least display a black and white folder icon with a "?" inside (like here: https://support.apple.com/HT204156) That gave me hope so I purchased a Transcend JetDrive 725 for Macbook Pro Retina Early 2013 and inserted it. Wohoo, ...


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I found an article that suggests some troubleshooting steps, I'll summarize it here: Test the drive: copy some files to find out if your read / write speeds are normal. This will help you rule out your internal or server drive. Check the drive for errors: Again, you can check internal and server drives for errors (bad blocks, permission problems). Run a ...


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Viruses or malware do not (generally) cause hard drives to fail. This was asked some time ago - so did you solve the problem in the end and if so, how? For the record: Save the Console log files if this happens again. Using these files it is possible to limit the source of the problem to software or hardware issues. It is rather unlikely that two disks fail ...


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Time Machine will not backup a Boot Camp partition - it will be shown in the exclusion list, greyed-out & un-editable. It will backup Parallels VMs, however, a Boot Camp VM actually contains very little data from the Windows partition itself, only the superimposed VM part of the structure, so backing up the VM will not actually be backing up changes ...


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Boot camp does NOT backup files that it is not programmed to backup. If you set up Time Machine to backup Macintosh HD, it will only backup Macintosh HD. Also, Time Machine probably will reject backing up a Windows system. In order to backup your Windows, you either need to get another backup disk or partition your current one. Then, you can use the system ...


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This seems harmless to me. If you want to clean things up, I would sudo tmutil disablelocal to clean up any local snapshots and then make a new test user and turn off automatic user log in. Reboot and log in as test and make a clean backup interval without your user being logged in or any files open from the main ~ directory. At that point, you can check ...


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All commandline apps have an associated man page, that explain input and output, invoked like this: man [command] Where [command] is the command you want help on. So to find info on ls: man ls Also Mac OS is based on BSD unix and not completely different from Linux. So googling for the man page on almost any (BSD/Linux) unix command will also lead you ...


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Turn off wifi Plug in Ethernet Test a backup and restore a file it two You should expect no problems whatsoever, you should expect significantly faster response times


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Your question & solution both would suggest there's some kind of permissions issue on the drive - essentially it doesn't think it 'belongs' to your account. If you've recently changed machines, or migrated there's a chance it still considers the old machine to be owner [even if the account names are the same] Try Get Info on the drive & see what ...


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After hours of investigation, I've found the solution. Just run Finder as root: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder And under this Finder you should be able to Enter Time Machine and browse lost backups. I hope somebody will find this useful.


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I had an issue with backups not completing and I solved it by deleting the partially created backup folder. First turn time machine off (System Preferences > Time Machine > Off) Navigate to /Volumes/VOLUMENAME/Backups.backupdb/COMPUTERNAME/, where you will see a list of folders dated by when the backup was created. If you see a folder with .inProgress in ...


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The naming scheme for non-CoreStorage devices/volumes looks like this: (hard-coded) name of the disk device EFI (invisible in non-tweaked Disk Utility) Volume 1 (usually Macintosh HD) Volume 2 (optional) ... (optional further volumes) Recovery HD (invisible) And the naming scheme for CoreStorage devices/volumes looks like this (a Fusion-disk has an ...


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If all else fails I have (over the last few days) been recovering files on my corrupted backup drive with Photorec. Photorec is part of TestDisk, and despite the name knows how to recover many more file types than just photos, including music and Office documents. It seems that the sparesbundle bands still leave most files contiguous on the disk, so they can ...


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TimeMachine uses hard links to do his magic for incremental backups. so if you do a du check on a TimeMachine backup volume, you won't see good results, because hardlinked files would count twice or more but in fact they use just one. if you check for disk usage, please exclude any form of hard links (backup directories). there is no option to "exclude ...


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To retrieve files from a Time Machine disk without using the Time Machine interface, open a new Finder window and open the volume from the sidebar. You should see a folder called Backups.db. Open this and the folder it contains for your computer. Note: If you're using a Network Disk, such as a Time Capsule or Airport Extreme with a connected disk, you will ...


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I've had very negative experiences with it. It works for a while, but then Time machine will always complain that verification failed and has to re-create the entire backup from scratch every time. There appear to be others with the same issues as well, so I would not recommend this for Time Machine. Very possible that the issue is on Apple's end though.


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If you haven't emptied the trashcan, then you can manually move the files back from the /Volumes/<diskname>/.Trashes directory inside a terminal window Note: You need to be root, so first sudo su - and then cd into the .Trashes directory, and use mv * .. should move and make them available again


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Ok I just got a new MBPr 15 and had this problem too. Fresh migration didn't work. If I skipped migrating and used migration assistant later that did work but isnt really a full copy. Here is what worked for me. Boot up the new computer into recover mode. So boot and hold 'r'. In recovery mode try using restore from time machine backup. That took maybe 2 ...


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When having problems with Migration Assistant the first thing to do is go back to basics. Do the migration one step at a time. When I run into trouble I create a new user on the old machine and migrate just that user. I then make sure I clean as much junk out of my account on the old machine. Then try migrating just that account. If you get problems with ...


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Two TB should be more than enough. It's a good idea to start with an empty HDD, so if you had any data on it; that could be the problem is. It could also be because the drive was configured for Windows OS. If you want to use the HDD as time machine and to store other stuff you should partition it. It's simple just open Disk Utility, select the disk, go on ...


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2 TB is a lot, but, though the initial backup is only 1 TB at most, your Mac will be making daily backups of your files, while keeping the old versions around in case you would want to restore them. Even if you deleted a file off of your Mac, the copy(s) Time Machine made will still exist, (each) taking up space on the Time Machine drive. So, you can see how ...


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Perhaps it's unreliable because there's no way to have the Airport unmount the disk, so there's no safe way to disconnect it. In my case I have it on the same power bar with the Airport and cable modem, which I occasionally power-cycle for the modem. It's possible the TimeCapsule could have a capacitor/small UPS that allows it to gracefully shut down ...


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add the nas hostname and IP to the MAC "hosts" file, that's how fixed it today. to edit the host file on a MAC, best way is through terminal, google it. Good luck


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There's a great website for repair guides called: iFixit


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I believe the issue you are referring to is the fact that the only drives that you are allowed to use as a time machine are ones that are internal to a Apple router, the only way for this to work is if you had an Airport Time Capsule which has a built in hard-drive. That is the only drive Time Machine supports connected to your router. Basically you CANNOT ...


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To manually dig through the paths, start at /Volumes/[TM drive]/Backups.backupdb/[drive name]/Latest. 'Latest' is an alias - I'm not sure how that will resolve on nix. The following all depends on the alias resolving correctly, as the actual locations are not 'fixed' but each may be in a different 'dated' folder on the TM drive itself. Assuming that ...



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