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The answer is this isn't easily done. Apple doesn't expose the timing which means it's likely to change if you apply any updates to the system or the change might even break backups so they don't run. I've left a comment asking about the use case. I've employed scripts to get around this in several cases for customers, but I'd need to know more about your ...


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The file will be saved if the containing folder has not yet been backed up, otherwise it will be backed up next time Time Machine makes a backup. The backup will not be corrupted.


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Unfortunately, Time Machine doesn't support this feature and there are a couple of reasons why. Time Machine makes physical backups of all your files, not just links to them. If it backed up to iCloud Drive (which syncs to your Mac), it would duplicate 150GB on to your HDD. It would then try to back all of that up too (unless you exclude that location from ...


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This MacSales article covers how to do this very well: http://blog.macsales.com/18406-speed-time-machine-past-88mph-over-your-local-network Essentially, you start with a fresh Time Machine backup. Start it on Wifi, then stop it, as it begins to backup files. This basically establishes the Time Machine archive. Then you attach your hard drive (or laptop) ...


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The time machine shouldn't care about free space as it will just remove the oldest backups to make space. Mine was stopping mid backup a bunch so I had to hit skip backup then boot down with the drive still connected and back up again then hit back up now and it worked.


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Time Machine is designed around ease of use, rather than utility. It does not backup everything on the hard drive, typically not including files that are not necessary to recover from a failure. Log files seem to fit this category. The first option is to see if you can remove the exclusion using tmutil, which is the commandline version of Time Machine. ...


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When two or more client access the TM service at the same time then a corruption can happen. TimeMachine on a TimeCapsule will create a lock when a backup takes places allowing only one backup being active at any time. Most third party implementations will not mark the TM as unavailable when another backup already is running. I have seen sparse bundle ...


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For the mailbox in question, in the Mail.app, go to Mailbox (top menu), and then select Rebuild. You may need to relaunch the app for the older messages to be downloaded.


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You can use every HDD for time machine except the system HDD, but if you partition ate your system HDD you can use the new time machine for Time Machine. Remember: don0t format all your HDD when formatting, you will format even your backup!


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I deleted the old backup and created a new one, with encryption on: Yes, the checkbox in the above screenshot is displayed as checked if the backup is encrypted.


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Make sure the driver is partitioned in GUID format. If you do elect to reformat it as GUID, this will erase your data. Also, network backups can only be encrypted before the first backup is carried out. Hover over the greyed out checkbox and I think you should be able to see an explanation.


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If you have this issue using Yosemite, i found a turn around: Go to Preferences - Mission Control Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces" logout and login This will fix Time Machine to display black screen in one monitor. The side effect of this is you loose the abilitty to use monitors as separate spaces but isn't that bad.


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I had the same issue. The workaround was that adding the folder to exclusion once and then start the backup. When backup is done, remove it from exclusion list. I am still using Mac OS 10.9.5. So, I don't know if this bug has been fixed on 10.10???


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Can't you point the OSX Server's Local time machine to its own share? Like point it to afp://osx server ip Or is it not possible to mount a local share locally?


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This sounds like your hard drive failed entirely. I see that it's a typical SATA drive in that model. You should be able to open it up and remove the drive, then wire the drive to a desktop and see if it is detected. If it is not, that confirms that the hardware failed.


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If you set up Time Machine the first time, it automatically excludes any external drives including the Time Machine drive itself. If you want to have certain drives included, just remove them from the exclusion list inside System Preferences > Time Machine > Options and they are backed up the next time Time Machine runs. For more information, check ...


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I had a similar issue with my Synology NAS after having followed Synology's Time Machine guide. When trying to connect to the Backup Disk, Time Machine said "You do not have the necessary read, write and append privileges on the selected network backup disk." The only solution that worked for me was to restart Synology DSM by clicking on the person/user ...


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Unless you excluded the OS files from the backup, Time Machine should've backed that up along with everything else; but in order to recover the entire OS (rather than just your user files), you have to do the restore differently: use the restore tool in Recovery Mode (reachable by starting the Mac with Command and R held down). However, there are a couple of ...


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Time Machine doesn't back up the system, by design. Time Machine is for backing up your settings and your files, not the OS itself.


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I have read that trashing the finder plist fixes the crashing. You'll find directions about how to do this in a Google search


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If you have an internet connection you can just install the SSD, then boot the mac on holding CMD+R to get to the internet recovery screen from here you should be able to select time machine backup and just follow the steps.


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timshutes - mounting does NOT mean you use local space. ExpanDrive should work just fine for your application. You could probably even put a sparsebundle there and use TimeMachine to backup to it.


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The easiest way to copy your old setup (including your data) onto your new machine is to use Migration Assistant on the new model. This requires both computers to be connected "somehow" (with this "somehow" being as fast as possible, so a LAN is usually better than WLAN for instance). If you don't have access to both machines simultaneously, I would use an ...


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You can use ioreg to test if your lid is closed or open: ioreg -r -k AppleClamshellState | grep AppleClamshellState No= Lid is open Yes= Lid is closed You can use diskutil unmount /dev/<mydisk> to unmount the TimeCapsule. Use diskutil list to find the disk location of the TimeCapsule. Using if statements you can automate the job: if [[ $(ioreg -r ...


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These are local snapshots. They should be on your external hard drive if it has been connected. Switched Time Machine off will remove them, but new backups will be created, unless you disable them. The following answer contains links which explain this very clearly http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/178718/19086


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I have 4 USB 3 drives plugged into my MBP via a powered USB 3 hub and two of them have multiple partitions and different filesystems and all work just fine however the Modbook Pro does not yet support OS X 10.10, so that may be an issue. From Modbook Support Center: YOSEMITE UPDATE OS X Yosemite Not Currently Supported on the Modbook Pro The newest ...


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You can try unchecking "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" on System Preferences > Energy Saver (source). There's also an app that says it will give more detailed control called (appropriately) "Keep Drive Spinning". Here is a link to the developer site, the app sends you to macupdate for the download –be careful with bundled software on the ...


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I have done this before and all I had to do was connect the HDD to the AirportExtreme and point Time Machine to the new location. I would recommend copying the backups from the drive to another drive if you can before doing so, there are some instances where Time Machine will reject the backups and then you will need to format the drive.


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Mobile backups are a part of Time Machine called "snapshots" basically it lets you restore to one of the most recent backups without the need for you time machine disk. I believe OSX will automatically free up this space when it is need, but it can be turned off manually as well. See https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204015 And ...



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