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I would suggest to proceed as follows: Stop Time Machine, Migrate your backups from: Time Machine - … to Free. If required, refer to this Apple technical note: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5096 Suppress your now useless Tine Machine - … partition. ⇒ Free should now use your full disk Rename your Free partition to something more practical. Restart Time ...


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My experience with Carbon Copy Cloner, which I use for daily backups of my external drives and for monthly checksum backups, is that, yes, it will copy anything that you do not tell it to specifically exclude. I'm wondering, however, if there is not a more simple way to do this; did you, by any chance, download the 'extras' directly from Apple, as opposed ...


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'Bootable' might be the issue... it will certainly clone accurately, but whether that OS will be happy on the Mini I couldn't say. You may end up reinstalling the OS again over it to get the right kexts etc in place. If you make sure that CCC adds a recovery partition, that might be relatively simple, but it's not something I've done myself, so I can't say ...


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Connecting an external drive won't extend the built-in storage per se; rather, you'll be able to back up to either the internal disk, or the disk connected via USB. Of course, you can switch back and forth, but they won't be combined into one volume.


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It works even though Apple support told me it wouldn't. Important step that I missed: Open Finder on the machine to be backed up. Find your target machine and click on it. MOUNT the drive on this machine—i.e. make sure that the back up drive on is visible on your Finder sidebar as a separate entity (File Add to Sidebar). I also portioned my backup Mac ...


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If you hold down the Option key and then click the Time Machine menu in the menubar, you will see a “Verify Backups” menu item which you can use to have Time Machine compare the contents of the source disk to the contents of the backup disk.


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The mechanism to force a full backup isn't well documented, but it does get logged to the console logs as Forcing deep traversal on source: "Macintosh HD" ... but even if this happens, the system will base the storage of new copies of files on what exists on the backup volume previously. I would add a new drive and back up to it once if you are concerned ...


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Go to Disk Utility, select the disk on the left, go to the Erase tab, specify the format as FAT32, enter a name and click Erase.


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Simply use Finder to drag a copy of the folders you want to maintain out of the Backup.backupdb hierarchy and then delete the copies left in Time Machine or delete all backups. How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427 - You can also enter the Time Machine restore interface and find files that ...


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Yes. OS X Server specifically includes the Time Machine Server software that makes it easier for Time Machine backups from machines on your network to reach, wakeup and perform their Time Machine backups to the server using native Time Machine data transfer protocols. OS X Server can act as a designated Time Machine backup location for all the Mac ...


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This is a recipe that I used a long time ago on I think a raspberry pi that had a 3 TB disk attached to it. I have a MacBook pro and when it is connected to a power supply it does the backup even when it is closed. It worked for months until the hard drive died. I should say that I have not tested this with Mavericks, but I can not think of changes that ...


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You can make an efficient copy of the Time Machine volume by using Disk Utility and making a disk image of the original volume. Store that image on the temporary storage / other drive as a single file. Once you've erased the original drive and partitioned it as you wish, then use Disk Utility to reverse the operation and restore the image to the new ...


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That should be no problem - see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5096 Edit - copy the entire Backups.backupdb folder, reformat the drive as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition, copy it back.


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If none of the other backup options work, I would recommend trying the dd command as described here. The benefit of this command is that it brute force clones your hard drive and continues running even if it encounters corrupt sections on your disk (depending on the settings you use, as described in the link and in the comments there). I think you might be ...


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I have several suggestions that I'll put into two different posts. Here's the first one: This seems to help with practically everything, so why not try it. Open your Disk Utility app, and after selecting your main hard drive (or partition), follow the steps in the picture below. This operation will attempt to find and repair any disk and disk-permission ...


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No - Time Machine will not preserve the encryption of the source disk since it reads the files in an unencrypted manner just like any other process once you log in to the Mac. You would need to ensure that all Time Machine destinations are also encrypted to properly secure your data both on the main computer as well as have it encrypted on the Time Machine ...


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Mavericks does encrypt backups. From Apple: The best way to keep your backups secure is to encrypt your backup disk. Encryption is available for Time Capsule, disks attached to another Mac on your network, and disks partitioned with the GPT partition scheme and attached directly to your Mac. If you want to change from unencrypted to encypted ...


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The biggest issue here is that you need to run your analysis tools as root. If you don't do this, you'll only see the files that your account has access to, and so you won't see everything that is taking up space. I like GrandPerspective personally. If it's in your Applications folder, the command to run it as root looks like this: sudo ...


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I found this to work: http://www.readynas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=60831 $ cd /Volumes/ReadyNAS-1/ $ rm -rf macbook.sparsebundle It took a while to delete 300 GB but worked, diskspace increased!


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I've had experience with this, and it does work with some fiddling, but it doesn't "just work" in the mac sense. Every now and then, you'll find that you have to reconnect the volume, restart a daemon, or else face weird time machine errors. If you're okay with being this "hands on", you'll need to install Netatalk (AFP daemon) and Avahi (Bonjour daemon) on ...


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Your backups are being encrypted, as you can see in the second screenshot (2,57 TB of 3 TB available, encrypted). Time Capsule doesn't encrypt the whole drive, instead it creates an encrypted .sparsebundle file, which contains the computer's Time Machine backups. One of these files is created for each computer you back up. If the whole drive was encrypted, ...


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Just open /Applications/Time Machine.app


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Yes use terminal to unhide hidden files and then you will be able to locate that particular file in TM backup.


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Rest assured that Time Machine is backing up your dot-files! You just can't see them by default in Finder. In order to restore a hidden file like .zshrc you first need to turn off file hiding in finder. You can do this by opening a Terminal window and entering: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Now enter Time Machine ...


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It looks like the files I want are stored in \~Library\Preferences under each stack's specific plist file. I don't quite understand why none of them transferred over from the original backup, but I am hopeful they will copy over when I visit the Time Machine backup.


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Your iMac has only a single disk in it, and that is the one you will be backing up. You cannot use the same disk to back up to. You need to get an external device to hold the backup data: either an external disk (that connects to your iMac via USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt), or an Apple Time Capsule appliance (which also acts as a wireless network router). ...


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This answer you provided in the chat above is important: Music, Pictures and Movie of my user account haven't restored. No, I didn't find those folders on the time machine disk. If those folders are not present on the Time Machine disk as you indicate above, then they weren't being backed up by Time Machine. You have lost this data and there is no way ...


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This error was resolved for me by doing this on the original mac I formatted the drive with. I have two macbooks and I was using my second one to re-partition which caused the error. Going back to the macbook I formatted it on, let me re-partition without issue. I don't know any other fix to this or if the other methods work.



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