Questions tagged [backup]

The process or product of preserving data for the purpose of recovery from a data loss event.

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Could I recover pictures from an itunes backup missing PLIST files?

I have an itunes backup that is only missing the Plist files and I want to know if it's possible to recover pictures from this backup? The backup isn't encrypted and programs for reading Itunes ...
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Pros and cons of clone with dd VS Carbon Copy Cloner or similar backup [on hold]

From Louis Gerber’s answer on Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original? that: Technically speaking CCC and similiar tools do not make bitwise exact copies of volumes. My ...
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Disable Time Machine Auto Cleaning

According to Apple, Time Machine removes all but one backup for every month, all but one backup for every week of the last month, and all but one backup for every day of the last week. I have plenty ...
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Time Machine parsebundle too large and can't do a backup

I've been using AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac (7.9.1 firmware) for approximately 2 years but in the last month by 4th of July, it started to stop crating backups. The /private/var/db/com.apple.backupd....
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Is there a way to retrieve WhatsApp backup from iCloud programmatically?

WhatsApp stores its backup in the cloud. Is there a way to retrieve it through a toy app / script etc?
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Problem backing up my iPhone to my Mac, the iPhone icon does not appear in iTunes

I have an 2010 iMac running High Sierra. I have iTunes version 12.8.2.3 and iOS version 12.3.1. I want to backup my iPhone to my computer using iTunes. In the past I could connect my iPhone to my ...
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Is there any way to disable APFS local snapshots?

APFS local snapshots are generally a pain for me, especially on some of my systems with small internal drives. All of my systems have Time Machine backups and the hourly backups it performs are more ...
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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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“Compress item” inside Time Machine backup

Trying to compress (by right-click + "Compress item") an item inside a Time Machine drive's /Volumes/drive_name/mac_name/Latest folder will put the resulting .zip file on /Users/user_name/Desktop on ...
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Move photos to a new iPhone without iCloud

I've got 24GB of photos on an iPhone 8 Plus that I'd like to move to an iPhone X. Normally, I believe I can just backup on iTunes and restore to the new device. Unfortunately, I am on iOS 12.3.2, ...
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Can't restore from Time Machine server

I have a Mac mini running 10.14.5 as a server. In System Preferences / Sharing I set up a shared folder on second internal drive HFS+ formatted drive for time machine backups. Backing up and entering ...
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Time Machine backing up way more space than hard drive contains

I have a new MacBook Air running 10.14.5 (Mojave, non-beta). The drive is 500GB and formatted APFS. The initial Time Machine backup has been running for about 24 hours and still isn't finished. But ...
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Difference in encrypting a sparse bundle for Time Machine before or after mounting the drive?

I created a sparse bundle to use as my Time Machine back up hdiutil create -size 800g -encryption -type SPARSEBUNDLE -fs "HFS+J" -volname TimeMachineEncrypted TimeMachineEncrypted.sparsebundle When ...
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Find Notes in Time Machine

So, I haven't found a question asked for this particular issue. I am trying to find Notes from an old computer on Time Machine backups, but the typical location in Containers or Group Containers ...
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Whatsapp backup issue on iCloud with iOS 12.2

I've been using this iCloud account for 3 years and now it is having issues with the WhatsApp backup. If I try to do a manual backup in WhatsApp settings, it sticks on preparing or either goes to max ...
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Recovering data from an Encrypted iTunes Backup that's missing the Manifest.db

Is there a method to recover from an encrypted iTunes backup if it's missing its manifest.db file? I have the backup password and everything. There's a couple of third party tools that can read an ...
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Time Machine backup will not restore to my internal HDD drive

I had a major hard drive failure, so I have replaced the HDD on my MacBook mid 2012 13" model with another 1TB. I was running latest version of "Mojave" MacOS. I go to restore from the time machine (...
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How does MacOS Photos Library store Live Photos?

I know there has been several posts from recent years about this, but none of the answers really addressed my question here. Goal: To understand how Live Photos are stored so I can effectively back ...
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Netatalk disk not shown in TimeMachine, manual connect via afp works

I set up netatalk on Ubuntu to backup via TimeMachine to one partition there over my network. I can connect to the partition through the Finder Go... menue. But I cannot see an option to create a new ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner - Bad files that are unrecoverable. What should I delete and should I reformat?

I just used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC Version 3.5.7, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). Everything copied to my external backup drive except for about 500 random files - most of which are in the same folders and don'...
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Is it necessary to “Restore” files from a Time Machine backup if I can already access them directly from the backup disk using Finder?

I have an external hard drive that I've separated into two partitions: one that I use for additional file storage, and one that I use as a dedicated Time Machine backup disk. Something has gone wrong ...
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What's the best way to use SuperDuper to back up multiple hard drives to partitions on a single drive?

Here's the setup I'm setting up: Mac HD (500GB SSD) Media HD (2TB SSD) Daily Backup HD (3TB HDD, partitioned into a 2TB Daily Backup Mac HD, a 500GB Daily Backup Media HD, and an irrelevant 500GB ...
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Restore Back up [duplicate]

I accidentally clicked "restore backup" on iTunes when suddenly all my latest photos were deleted instead my past and deleted photos and videos were restored back and I wasn't able to backup my latest ...
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Create DMG on linux via SSH

I would like to integrate my Time Machine backups with a manual script that will create a compressed and encrypted DMG image from some folders. Reading about this issue, I can create a DMG, for ...
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How can I recover an iTunes backup with iCloud Music Library enabled?

Long story, but my iTunes library got totally ruined. All of my older manually added and purchased songs are fine, but my Apple Music songs (so basically all of my music from the last 5 years) is just ...
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Using Time Machine with 2 internal drives

My sister's 2012 MacBook is running terribly slow, so I adviced her to install an ssd. Since there are budget constraints, the best option would be to install de HDD in the optical bay place for ...
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Add Time Machine files to an existing account with Migration Assistant

I have a Time Machine backup from Mac A (now retired), containing 4 accounts worth of data. I would like to add the data from one of these accounts to an existing account on Mac B (replacement for Mac ...
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What is the best approach to ejecting disk while in sleep mode, scheduled?

So, I have an external HDD which is being used for Time Machine. After getting to home, I usually connect my MacBook to a HDD via Hub and put it into sleep mode. Because I sometimes get back home ...
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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I need to transfer the data form a time machine backup SSD to my local hard drive

I need to transfer the data from an SSD containing my Time Machine Backup to my current MacBook Pro. I don't want to restore the backup or settings. When I try to copy the Backups.backupdb it says ...
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How do scheduled backups work on encrypted dmg and filevault 2

Under mojave with CCC5 on a 2019 iMac, I intend to clone an encrypted startup disk (filevault2) to a destination volume that will also have filevault enabled. When the system boots up the startup disk ...
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Cannot Open .Sparsebundle

My computer crashed few days ago, I took it to computer store and they told me that the logic board is damaged but the hard drive is fine. So they migrated all files from old mac to a new mac. All ...
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Restoring an accidentally deleted iMessage thread using my iPad?

I have the full iMessage thread on my iPad, but accidentally deleted it off of my iPhone. How can I transfer the full thread to my iPhone?
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Reseting password on employer's network account time machine backup

I recently used a time machine backup from my former work computer to give my personal computer a fresh start. I just restored the backup from my work computer (which I've now handed back in) to my ...
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How to extract data from the iphone backup on the PC

I have a huge amount of image files on my Whatsapp, which are locally stored on the iPhone. I do not see any way of moving these specific files from the iPhone to the PC, whereas of course from ...
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efficient duplication of Time Machine backups to remote location

I have been using both Arq and Time Machine for backup for years, but a year or so ago I got unlimited Google Drive space and decided to try making a remote backup (with Arq) of my Time Machine drive. ...
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Where is Time Machine restoration software installed?

I am seeking to upgrade a MacBook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011), running OS X El Capitan and Office 2011. The SSD is documented here. If a Time Machine backup is made, does the new SSD need ...
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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files. ...
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What happens when WhatsApp from an old phone is connected again?

I‘ve got an old iPhone in my closet, which I used until one year ago, when I bought a new one. On the old iPhone, I had WhatsApp with iCloud Backup enabled. However I did not include the videos in ...
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How to use fiber-optic LC connector with my MacBook Pro for access to LTO-5 tape drive?

I'd like to use an LTO-5 tape drive to provide long term backup storage for files on my MacBook Pro that I wish to archive. It appears the drive uses a fiber-optic LC connector. Is there a way to ...
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iCloud (re)uploading all my documents again

I have recently bought a new Macbook Pro 13" (i7, 16GB) and to do the switch from the old one to this one, I have installed Mojave and restored it from my other Macbook Pro's Time Machine backup. This ...
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Do I need to back up /private, /tmp, or /.DocumentRevisions-V100?

I'm trying to back up my Macbook Pro using this rysnc script to an external USB drive: sudo rsync -avxE --progress / /Volumes/backupdrive/... which I found here: https://serverfault.com/questions/...
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Can I restore my data to an older version of macOS?

I had to send in my old Mac (10.11) for screen repair, and worked on a replacement MacBook with 10.14. Now, I'd like to transfer my data back from the replacement's Time Machine to the old Mac. I don'...
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Can I restore an iPhone backup and keep the original version of apps (and not download the latest available one from the AppStore)?

I have an iPhone backup created while it was running iOS 10, and want to restore it onto a new iPhone which is running iOS 12. I'd like to keep the original versions of the iOS apps instead of ...
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Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration? [duplicate]

Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration or just apps and files? Coming from Windows with a 3rd party full disk image backup(Note :I mean a disk clone, not the Windows' default backup ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to backup my Macs to iCloud?

I have the 2 TB iCloud storage plan and back up my iPhones and iPads there. How do I configure Time Machine to do the same with my MacBook Pro's and Mac Mini's?
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New iPhone, took a few nice pictures, then restored with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone - help!

Bought new iPhone, took a few nice pictures with girlfriend, then proceeded to restore with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone now. Can I get them back somehow? The pictures were not backed up by ...
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Error on TimeMachine (unable to backup)

Until the mid-april I was used Time Machine with no problem but now no backup is possible (Time Machine starts, finds the drive, prepares the copy and stops). In the log I have found the following ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected - Redux

Before pouncing gleefully on this question, claiming it has already been answered, no! It was asked, but not answered here: Time Machine says "Next backup: When disk is connected" even ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...