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Time Machine will continue to perform hourly backups, rotating through your backup drives. Each drive will contain a full, independent backup of your source drive. This provides redundancy for your backup system, if that is what you seek. In case one of your backup drives fails, you still have another. This can prove particularly useful if you keep one of ...


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I have been investigating a product called CloudBacko which does exactly that. It claims Windows, Mac, Exchange, and more backed up to Google Drive, OneDrive, S3, and many more, even aggregating multiple destinations. It seems to be based on a white-label backup product called Ashay. The Home version is free and claims to offer some support for versioning ...


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I found an answer on the Ars Technica forum, which helped to get the issue resolved: http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=1225417 The file at /Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.plist contained the following text: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/...


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If you want to watch which files are being transfered in realtime you can monitor the time machine daemon with sudo fs_usage -f -R filesys backupd If you see abnoramly large file transfer you might see disk images from virtual machines in the list


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I just had to boot the computer with the drive attached and holding the alt/option key. I picked the Time Machine drive to restore from and it actually let me choose an older backup to restore from. It conveniently labeled the OS versions as well. It wiped my drive and restored everything.


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In order to revert from macOS Sierra back to El Capitan you would need to wipe your startup drive because the Mac doesn't allow installing an OS older than the current version installed. After doing so, you can restore from a Time Machine backup made before upgrading to Sierra without a problem. More in-depth guide here.


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No, each Time Machine backup disk will backup the same set of items. From Apple Support page on using multiple backup disks: If you designated items that shouldn’t be backed up, the list of excluded items applies to all backup disks. If you feel that your backup is too large, you can exclude some unnecessary files from Time Machine backups, for ...


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You can exclude items from a backup to save space on your backup disk, or to exclude items you back up using another method. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Time Machine. Click Options. Click the Add button , then select one or more items. You can also drag items to the list. To remove an item, select it, then click the Remove button . ...


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@grgarside is on the money - this happens when there are two connections to the backup from the same IP. On my network I stopped it from happening by disabling guest access to the backup drive(s). On the server machine, Login to OS X Server click File Sharing click on the settings tab select the backup drive in question uncheck the box Enable Guest ...


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Yes that is exactly one of the reasons it's great to have a Time Machine backup. With the new Mac, if you want to restore the data from the Time Machine backup, ensure it is connected to the new Mac. Then power on the new Mac and follow the setup instructions. When you get to the question asking if you want to migrate data you would choose the option to do ...


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The Eero router is a good solution; not only does it create a mesh network (meaning it's easier to access the internet and upload files to your Time Capsule from remote corners of a house) but it also is significantly faster. I have had great success with eero + Time Capsule for months. Eero's website Eero on Amazon


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Just to clarify, the term Router is incorrect here (mostly because it is used incorrectly by manufacturers who sell products in the retail market). A router is neither compatible nor incompatible with Time Machine. A router routes network traffic (packets) from one network to another. What these "routers" actually are is an amalgamation of a network ...


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The simplest long-term solution for a Time Capsule-type setup is an older Mac with an external backup drive. I've seen reports here and there that non-Apple systems can have issues when used as Time Machine backups. The entire thing is a house of cards to begin with, but having an Apple system host the backup means it will work as well as you can expect, ...


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I personally use a Synology RT1900ac which most definitely supports using an external hard drive for Time Machine quite easily. https://www.synology.com/en-global/products/RT1900ac You connect your external storage of choice to either its single USB-3 port or an SDXC card into its Card Reader. This review goes into a little detail of how that works if you'...


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After searching, I've found that generally, even though this is the stated timing the best you are likely to see is every 2-3 hours for this size drive. Sometimes a backup will stall, and the software will restart, so I have a few daily backups remaining that time stamp as late as 6 am, showing there was at least a 6 hour gap. That said, I have a ...


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I opened my "terminal" ( command line) and changed the permissions from there. sudo chown username filename did the trick. If you're familiar with unix command line this is way easier.


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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>MachServices</key> <dict> <key>com.apple.backupd-helper.status</key> <dict> <key>...


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To remove or move the Backups.backupdb folder open Terminal.app. Enter cd /Volumes/<Name_of_BackupDrive>/.Trashes to change the working directory. <Name_of_BackupDrive> has to be the volume name of your TM backup volume. Enter sudo ls -laO to show all folders. Usually you should see only one folder with the name 501 now: d-wx-wx-wt@ 3 root ...



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