Questions tagged [backup]

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

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Encrypted iPhone Backup Over iTunes on Windows 10

I backed up my last iPhone a few months ago, before purchasing a new XR so I could move all of the info from my past phone on to the new one. At the Apple Store, I ended up just connecting the two ...
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Backup fails because duplicate disks 'Macintosh HD'?? How do I fix this?

I was having some issues (that I also didn't understand, something about backup drive has changed name), that started happening with backups failing, so I decided to just reformat the external backup ...
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backupd using massive CPU

Machine info - macOS Mojave, Mac Pro 4,1 with 5,1 firmware. Dual 6-core Xeons, 64GB RAM, 5 internal drives, 1 SSD, 4 HD. I don't want to prevent Time Machine backups, but I'd be happy enough if ...
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How to download an iPhone backup from iCloud to my Mac?

I recently switched to a new phone. I’d like to delete the back up of my old iPhone from iCloud to save space there. However, I’m a little paranoid about backups and data loss, so I’d like to ...
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Connect iPhone 6 display to iPhone XR

iPhone XR display and digitizer not working. Need to access phone to retrieve some data. How can I unlock the phone, so I can backup from computer? I bought a replacement screen, but my cat managed to ...
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Time Machine and “Completed Verification” on shared HDD, Catalina

Here is my setup: MBP 16 1tb Keenetic Giga router (it’s a widespread brand name here, ex-zyxel something) HDD, a Seagate 4TB divided in 2 partitions. It was first formatted with Disk Utility to HFS+ ...
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Time Machine says “Waiting to complete first backup”

I followed this guide to create a time machine remote server: https://www.howtogeek.com/276468/how-to-use-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-networked-time-machine-drive-for-your-mac/ It seemed to work at first, it ...
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Why is my *first* time machine backup much larger than my disk space used?

Why would the first backup on a new time machine shared drive be almost 100GB larger than the data stored on the disk? I understand why subsequent backups will take more space, but this is a brand ...
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Cannot access TimeMachine backups from before clean install of macOS

Recently I did a clean install of macOS Catalina on my 2014 13" MacBook Pro. Before doing the clean install I backed up my computer with TimeMachine, and in fact I have been backing up with ...
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Time Machine only shows the last three days of backup (backup sets are available on drive)

My time machine gui only shows the last three days of backup. I already did a "Full Reset of Time Machine" as described here: http://oldtoad.net/pondini.org/TM/A4.html The external ssd backup ...
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Time Machine - Preparing takes forever… (> 6hours)

My time machine backup always takes a really long time. I actually don't know what caused the problem... but it's happening since a long time. It takes about 6hours or longer, it doesn't matter if ...
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Trying to copy files in single user mode but system says read-only (Catalina)

after i installed some wacom drivers my macbook (pro 2014) refuses to start. it goes to full progress bar but then gets stuck every time. safe mode and verbose mode do not work. i have accepted that i ...
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What is WebKitDropDestination?

When my scheduled backup task failed with "out of disk space error" I discovered that I had a massive folder at /private/var/folders/<\w\w>/<\w+>/<\W>/com.apple.Safari/...
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How to remove local snapshots on mojave

Asking for a friend... He's having issues with local snapshots being taken by Time Machine. He doesn't want to disable Time Machine entirely, but due to disk space issues causing performance issues, ...
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iPhone unable to backup on Mac due to insufficient space

I am trying to backup my iPhone 11 (64GB, capacity only around 60GB) on my Macbook. My iPhone has about 20GB free space, so about 40GB is used. My Macbook has 60GB free space, but when I backup ...
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Formatting an External SSD for Mac

I know this seems like a basic question, but I’ve looked around online a bit and found different answers to this. I’m getting an external SSD for my 2018 Mac mini, and I’m using it to store music ...
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Are there tools to extract data from local unencrypted iPhone backups?

Are there free tools to extract data from local unencrypted iPhone backups? Or can I somehow simply extract them myself using the Info.plist?
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back-ups in Recovery Mode

After my MacBook wouldn't start, I ran First Aid in Disk Utility which noted that the errors couldn't be fixed. Before taking any additional steps, I decided to run a back up on an external hard drive ...
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Is it possible to restore messages to an iPhone when they're backed up on a computer?

I'd like to restore a series of deleted messages (a whole conversation) to an iPhone. The snag is - they're backed up on my computer but not on iCloud. Is that possible at all?
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Deleting files doesn't clear hard drive space, adds to “hidden space”, “Other” taking up over 600GB of SSD. First Aid causes errors as well

Pretty sure I'm experiencing the effects of a hard drive on its last legs or requiring a fresh install of OSX, but have some roadblocks in my way that are preventing that. Here's my situation. Mid ...
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Restore backup from iPhone SE (iOS 13.4.1) to iPhone 6 (iOS 12.4.6)

Got two iPhones: iPhone SE on 13.4.1 iPhone 6 on 12.4.6 As far as I understand, both iOS versions are the latest ones for the respective model. When trying to restore a backup from SE to 6, iTunes ...
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Using Mac mini (late 2014) with macOSCatalina ver. 10.15.4 and a 2 TB HD for Time Machine Backup

I'm trying to restore my contacts using Time Machine. I open Contacts, Enter Time Machine but all the dates on the right side are greyed out and the up and down arrows next to the current time machine ...
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Can one hold encrypted local Time Machine Backups.backupdb and Sparsebundles on the same drive?

I would like to hold local time machine backups for my Mac mini and network backups for my MacBook on a single partition USB drive connected to the Mac mini. I know I can do this if the backups are ...
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Why my contacts have disappeared? How to get them back?

The story started in November 2019, I bought a new IPhone in exchange of the earlier one. When I signed in with my Apple ID in new phone I didn’t get all my contacts, so it seemed to me that after the ...
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Recovering Whatsapp messages after IPhone crashed

The following happened, I would be so grateful if you helped me: April 29: Whatsapp last backup May 6 evening: IPhone ICloud last backup I don’t open Whatsapp for a whole day and most of my ...
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How do I merge multiple dates backup from Time Machine?

I can't seem to find an answer for my question regarding this subject. Pardon my ignorance, but I have an External hard drive which I use as drive for my Time Machine backups and I realized that Time ...
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Will upgrading my Mac result in the loss of my data?

I am currently running on macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and I want to upgrade it to the new macOS Catalina. If I upgrade the OS without backing it up will I lose data?? And is it necessary to back up? ...
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Unable to retrieve WhatsApp message history

Scenario is the following: I have an old iPhone 6S which I've been using until last year. Then I bought a new iPhone XS. Everything went well. Now, new iPhone XS is broken and I can't open it anymore....
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Backup/Archive a particular version of an app

How can I archive a my currently installed app version (particular version) of an iOS app (=export IPA file?) I am aware that apple removed the App Store from iTunes and that apps are not part of the ...
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Recommended Cloud Backup Service that will Backup Apps for 2015 MacBook Pro Running macOS Mojave

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro (MBP) Running macOS Mojave and need to start backing it up to a cloud service. Unfortunately this machine is getting kernel panics so I'm concerned it'll die soon. I also ...
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Is a sparsebundle backup incompatible with making a direct backup at a later date?

I had a backup system set up several years for my desktop Mac and MBP using Time Machine and 2 Seagate portable drives directly attached to the desktop with the MBP backing up wirelessly. So I ended ...
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rsync options for maintaining app bundles' symlinks and metadata when copying onto and back from SMB shares?

In the past I've generally used rsync -a to primarily copy data around, but I'm shifting gears to a Windows Server 2019 platform with SMB shares to receive everything from app bundle backups to Photos ...
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iCloud backup from new iphone is lost when restoring old backup

I bought a new iP7+ and started using it then i back up on iCloud. I also back up my old iphone 6s. To restore, i Back up my 7+ again and reset the phone. When i transferred old backup(6s) to 7+, the ...
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Prevent backup of iPhone on macOS Catalina

I don't want to back up my iPhone in any way; not to my Mac, and not to iCloud. However, it seems the backup to macOS is forced whenever I connect my iPhone to my Mac, since I have opted out of iCloud ...
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backup MacOS documents that are on icloud

I have activated my mac documents and desktop syncing to icloud drive. Now I noticed that I can't find version history for my files anywhere, including on my Time Machine backup. Is there any ...
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Time Machine sync over multiple Macs

I have 3 MacBooks and I made a Time Machine on one of them e.g macA and then restore it on the others macB and macC. Now I did some changes on macA (added files, deleted apps,...) and did a Time ...
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Disk Utility restore to different partitions on same drive

Doing a restore with Disk Utility seems to be the best way to copy a Time-Machine backup to another disk. When I do this, it erases the drive first. This keeps me from adding a second TM backup to the ...
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Time Machine backup fails after copying some files

My Time Machine backups started consistently failing, but only after copying a certain number of files to the backup disk. Repeated attempts to back up would fail more quickly, almost as if a ...
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What is log message `Failed to remove attribute… “Operation not permitted”` during Time Machine backup?

When my macOS laptop does Time Machine backups, I see in the log a pattern of error messages reading, Failed to remove attribute '…' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "...
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Problems with Disk Utility created RAID 1

I have two external Seagate 5TB disk drives that are powered over the USB connection to my 2017 iMac. They are both partitioned the same: volume "Time Machine 1" for my iMac volume "Time Machine 2" ...
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Can some file types be excluded from Time Machine backups? [duplicate]

Using a Python script which compares lists of paths and hashes, I am validating a Time Machine backup. By this script, I have found that some folders and file extensions have been skipped. In ...
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Does iTunes Backups Happen Automatically?

Apple offers very little iCloud storage and I am finding it quite difficult to backup both my iPad and iPhone. I have set up my iPhone and iPad to sync wirelessly to my MacBook. Now every time they'...
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Backup without Time Machine

I'm trying to downgrade from Catalina to Mojave, and I need to backup all of my files without backing up operating system files. Time Machine takes a backup of everything on the disk meaning that ...
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My PC has over 200 GB of free storage but iTunes won't back up my iPhone with 64 GB

I have an iPhone 6s with 64 GB of storage, all of which is used. I'm using iTunes version 12.10.6.2 on a Window 10 laptop. When I try to back up my iPhone using iTunes, I get the message "iTunes could ...
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timemachine doesn't start or send errors

Time Machine is stuck here in this screen i erased my drive to be formatted as journaled and it looks like this now but time machine doesn't respond after configuration this is what i do but nothing ...
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iPhone 6 stuck in boot loop and restore with iTunes now failing with error 9

My iPhone 6 recently got stuck in a boot loop, after which I tried to restore it with iTunes. After several attempts and getting error 9, in one of the attempts I managed to go past error 9 and ...
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Clone strategy - alternating partitions on USB drive?

I clone my Mac weekly to an external USB drive, with Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC). Ideally, I'd use 2 separate USB drives, and alternate which I clone to each week. But SSDs are expensive, so with just ...
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How to delete Time Machine Backups that were moved into Recycle Bin Trash?

I use Time Machine on an external drive to back up my files. The external drive was getting close to be being full so I moved all the backed up file folders to my Recycle Bin (Trash) on my Desktop to ...
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Formatted hd disk wrong. Can’t restor time machine or install new OS. MacBook Pro 2017

I was trying to restore a time machine backup but then messed everything up as I had erased the wrong disks and was just being a downright idiot for erasing drives. Now I can’t install a fresh OS or ...
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an apple-ready device dirve benchmarking for my MacBook

At last I thrashed away those good ol' st380011a I used for years in order to maintain multiple back ups for my docs, I replaced them by cheapo kingston usb flash drives. I've bought total four ...

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