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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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Get an 8+ GB thumb drive. Plug it in to your Mac, format it as HFS Journaled and name it "Untitled". Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app, su as root, then paste the following command into Terminal: /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ ...


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Could well be over heating. If the green light does not return it's possible your capacitors have blown. The good news it's very easy and cheap to fix. I followed instructions and bought a kit from http://www.timecapsulefix.com Worked a treat.


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It seems that this was due to having a user password on the server (the "destination" password) that had special characters. This was the original password: cDWo3fVq%2XKg}T/r,2C)jV.bZcB3FxRU*sJ2UW2&s+2[2X23b Changing the password to a string of letters and numbers without symbols saw the username/password pair save successfully to the keychain.


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Since OS X server is just an app that runs on top of the standard OS X, you would open the Time Machine system preference pane to see where the server itself is backed up and which files may be excluded. (This is exactly the same as non-server app Macs, but Time Machine knows how to kick off server data snapshots as needed.) In my case, I exclude the large ...


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/Volumes/backupdrive/Shared Items/Backups/Other-Machine-Name.sparesebundle Mount it and you will see the familiar backup structure.


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Time Machine does not allow to provide a name for a backup. You can name the drive when directly attached, but not the backups within. I want to name my backups so I might not flash something else that I don't want. Not entirely sure what you mean by that, but if you meant backing up items already backed up, then you will need to understand that ...


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I had this same problem and it seems that the drive may have been underpowered. I may be wrong, but I got a powered USB hub and a new surge protector and everything worked out.


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I've experienced both the -112 and less often the -128 and submitted the error logs to engineering. I was told to contact AppleCare for hardware diagnosis and support. It's estimated that the logic board would be replaced for $300 so I'm letting it ride a bit to make sure it's really not software before repairing that one machine.


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Restart, hold down Command + R while booting to get to the restore screen. You can pick your backup from there. From support site


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Yes, this is possible. A Time Machine Backup is readable by any other Mac as long as the Time Machine Backup is not encrytped. Even then you can unlock it with your password. Also see this answer.


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Your AirPort Extreme will need to "control" the network in order for this setup the way you expect. The Linksys would have to be configured as a bridge with the AirPort Extreme as the router/DHCP server. Do not that the way you have things setup currently, Time Machine will still work; however you will need to connect to the server/disk by IP address. Other ...


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Yes, the migration assistant can migrate from an older version. However it cannot migrate from a newer version. Backup of 10.9 --> System on 10.10 works Backup of 10.10 --> System on 10.9 does not work


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Troubleshooting this is fairly straightforward to start. When it hangs, open up Applications/Utilities and launch terminal. Type: sudo tmdiagnose That will gather many logs and statistics and allow you to have a complete picture of what Time Machine was stuck on. After collecting three such instances (reboot the Mac after the script ends), you can ...


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To search the PDF contents embedded in an email using grep you are facing at least one if not two challenges. The first is that files embedded in an email are not preserved in their raw form and instead are encoded into plain text for transmission in the email message. The MIME format commonly used is Base64 but it's not always the case. You can find more ...


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There are three ways to handle corrupted Time Machine backup drives: (easiest) Forget about the backup. It's a backup - you are not losing anything. Just erase it and start again. Copy the final backup (or just the parts that are really important) to other media. This can be done in the Finder, and it requires about the same space as what is currently on ...


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Copying the entire drive is a really bad idea for several reasons. Copying it to the cloud is also a bad idea. Buying a new TB or larger drive is far cheaper, faster, and easier and would let you just start backing up and put the "corrupt" backup on the shelf until you're sure you don't need to recover any files from it. Due to the hard links that are ...


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Time machine has somehow lost the connection with the previous backups. If you have renamed your drive or large folders it can happen. If you have changed the drive it will definitely happen. Simplest solution is to reformat the backup drive and start fresh.


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I've never tried this, so it's a theory only - Copy the backup to a sparse bundle disk image Launch Disk Utility. From the Toolbar, select 'New Image' In the Create dialog, set size to be sufficient to contain the entire backup you wish to create [it will start smaller & grow to that maximum size as you fill it.] Format - Mac Extended (Journalled) ...


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If your drive is corrupted in any way you probably don't want to use it for backup purposes any more, unless the data is not of great value to you. Apple does not allow an easy transfer from drive to drive regarding backups. I think this is due to the way TimeMachine works (As stated in this apple discussion thread) Now how to do it anyways ? I would ...


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Both I and my housemate ran into this problem on separate iMacs. It first cropped up around the time we upgraded to Mavericks. After battling it for weeks I can confirm that (a) messing with your preference files won't fix it and (b) starting over with a new Time Machine backup disk and clean preference files won't fix it. Time Machine may behave itself for ...


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From Turn Off Requests To Use New Disks for Time Machine [OS X Tips]... You can stop this request dialog box from appearing by opening a Terminal window (Finder -> Applications -> Utilities – > Terminal) and typing the following: defaults write com.apple.TimeMachine DoNotOfferNewDisksForBackup -bool TRUE Then log out and back in again for the changes to ...


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If I understand your question correctly, you don't need to mount anything to get to your backups, use Time Machine's Enter Time Machine function and it will mount the backups for you. The file structure isn't really designed for direct access. If you have any problems connecting to the MyCloud try connecting as Guest, no password.


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So. I've had this same problem with multiple machines. I've tried all these fixes. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. the last one that got this app lockout error would not work after reboot/recovery/resetpassword/ACL reset, or re-install operating system, or re-install operating system and add user again. turns out that accounts that have been migrated ...


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In a nutshell: No, you can't. A backup is not a synchronisation solution so there is always a 1:1 relationship between your main drive(s) and your backup. You can use Time Machine to backup multiple computers to the same network drive, but the backups will always end up as separate bundles. To transfer applications/data from one Mac to another once, have a ...


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Apple does not use the term “hibernate”, so I assume you mean “sleep”. Macs that support Power Nap can make Time Machine backups while they’re in sleep. This includes the late 2010 MacBook Air. Apple offers a support article subtitled “Learn about Power Nap and which Macs can use it” which says: About Power Nap While sleeping, Power Nap allows ...


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njboot is not completely wrong..If there is a chance to do what you are suggesting, it would make the booting process slower. The presence of a timecapsule is found by osx, only after the bonjour service detects the Timecapsule. Bonjour service kicks in only after a user logs in. The slowness may be caused by the sheer amount of data that needs to be ...


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Yes you can look at the value of the ProductVersion in the SystemVersion.plist file located at, e.g., /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/<ComputerName>/yyyy-mm-dd-hhmmss/Macintosh HD/System/Library/CoreServices/. The SystemVersion.plist is an XML plist file so, you can just open it in TextEdit, if you do not have a .plist editor and you'll see as an ...


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Just open the file BackupName.ext/ComputerName/latest/VolumeName/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist to determine the product version ("latest" is a sym-link). Here is my SystemVersion.plist (it's the original file though and not a file in a backup) opened in PlistEdit Pro. You may also open it with an arbitrary text editor or Xcode:


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Check if your password is longer than 15 characters, if it is just type the first 15.



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