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

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Need to set up Time Machine for 2 MBP to a Windows server - need help

While I've researched and found some answers about similar setups, none have really touched on using a full-on Windows server (Dell PowerEdge R730xd attached to a Dell PowerVault M1200 that houses 9 (...
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Two separate Time Machine backups on single HFS+ drive?

I have been keeping Time Machine backups for two separate MacBooks on a single external hard drive by having two APFS volumes on the single APFS-formatted drive. No problems there. Both MacBooks ask ...
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Best practices to debug macOS Time Machine errors?

Facing an issue with "Time Machine couldn’t verify your backups" on macOS Sonoma. Similar questions have been asked around but always end with absolute random solutions that work for someone:...
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How to back up iPhone that shuts down every three minutes?

My Mom has an iPhone SE second generation with iOS 14.2. Last Thursday (4th July), the iPhone fell on the ground and since then it has shut down every three minutes. After looking at the panic log, ...
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Fresh OS install + Data restore

I need to upgrade my OS, as well as fix the formatting of my main HDD (APFS is not ideal for HDDs). Is it advisable for me to completely start over with a fresh OS install (Sonoma), and then restore ...
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Restore iMessage thread with iCloud for Messages enabled

I apparently deleted a message thread over 30 days ago, as Recently Deleted does not contain what I am looking for, however I validated the missing content was present on a device I had offline. After ...
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Does an iTunes backup also backup the "Recently Deleted" album and folder?

Assume that iCloud backups on an iPhone/iPad are disabled. Assume that there are files in the "Recently Deleted" folder and that there are photos in the "Recently Deleted" album. ...
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Leveraging APFS snapshots for custom backup tool

I manage a few Linux servers, and in a few of them, if I want to perform backups, I can leverage filesystem snapshots. I.e. I can create a snapshot and then clone it to a second machine, thus ensuring ...
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Viewing Backed Up Notes With No Internet

If in the event of an internet outage, is there an easy way to access and view my notes files while still with no internet that are backed up on external drive? It sure doesn’t seem that way. I got ...
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Moving files to a new volume; keeping same Time Machine backup

My desktop (iMac) system includes the internal SSD and an external storage disk; call it 'A'. Both are backed up with Time Machine on another external drive, 'B'. Now, 'A' is getting full. I want to ...
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Overcome file recovery on Time Machine: error -36

I'm helping a friend who has suffered a big loss of data. She keeps some Time Machine snapshots on an external drive but when we try to recover a file we get an error message "...some data can't ...
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How can I restore my applications and data backed up to a micro SD card to a properly formatted drive?

I backed up the entire system into a 1 TB micro SD card. At the time, I was using an APFS-formatted HDD. Then I read that APFS was not the best format for old Macs like mine, so I thought why not ...
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How can I export all the photos and videos from the iPhone to my flash drive?

I have a flash drive connected to my iphone via cable. How can I export all the photos and videos from the iPhone to my flash drive? I found support.apple.com: Export photos and videos to an external ...
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How can I backup locally my and my family members iCloud photos?

I and other members of my family have iPhones. All of us use iCloud for backups and have "Optimize iPhone Storage" and "Advanced Data Protection" enabled. Now, I would like to back ...
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Time Machine fails to back up to NAS with error "The backup disk image could not be created."

On Monterey 12.7.4, I have used Time Machine to back up to an external hard drive. However, I would like to set up an additional network backup location so I don't have to remember to plug in my ...
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Third-party backup SSD not appearing

I've been using a third-party (LaCie) SSD for Time Machine backups ever since the HD in my Time Capsule router stopped working. (The SSD is plugged into the Time Capsule which also is my router.) But ...
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How big was my latest Time Machine backup?

I can't find anything that tells me how big the latest Time Machine backup was. For most folders, you can choose "Get Info" and it tells you the size of the folder. But when I do that for ...
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Simple alternative to time machine that actually allows a full restore without internet connection and OS reinstallation

I just attempted to restore a time machine backup after the latest Sonoma upgrade severely degraded several applications. When I selected a version I wanted to restore to on the recovery screen (...
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Are TimeMachine backup files accessible outside of Mac OS?

If I plug an external hard drive containing time machine backups on it into a Windows or Linux computer, will I be able to enter the password to decrypt and access the files, or will I be unable to ...
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How do I determine the exact date and time of an OS upgrade?

I installed an upgrade to OS 14.4.1 and it appears to have caused severe performance degradation. I would like to restore the system from a backup, but I don't know the exact time of the update. I ...
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How many iPhone backup copies are kept on iCloud?

(I see this question has been asked before, but long ago). I had a scare with my iPhone (iOS 17.4.1, iPhone 11) that seems resolved -- I thought I could have gotten a virus (the probability now seems ...
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How to clone entire drive of 2018 MacBook Pro?

I have a 2018 MacBook Pro I borrowed and need to return. I already have a cloud backup but wanted a full disk clone for extra safety. All my attempts are done in Recovery Mode. I first tried to clone ...
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Can Time Machine backup to a folder on a Samba Share?

I have a Samba shared folder set up via an OpenWrt router. One sub-folder is currently used to perform an encrypted backup of a Linux machine with Déjà Dup. I created another sub-folder which I ...
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tmutil delete returns error 22 while deleting backups in external drive to free up space [duplicate]

$tmutil listbackups /Volumes/.timemachine/96F5062D-1718-4C7F-A137-D0C6EC70AF68/2023-12-26-145443.backup/2023-12-26-145443.backup /Volumes/.timemachine/96F5062D-1718-4C7F-A137-D0C6EC70AF68/2024-01-04-...
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How can I mount a TimeMachine Backup snapshot in the Terminal via mount_apfs?

I backup my Apple Silicon Mac (running macOS Sonoma) to an external, directly attached drive via Time Machine. All backup snapshots on that external drive I can list via $ ls -1 /Volumes/.timemachine/...
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Bash Script to backup Chrome Extensions in MacOS?

Some Chrome Extensions use custom settings, is it possible to write bash script to somehow get extension settings as files and store on backup disk? I'm interested in following extensions "uBlock ...
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Does restoring iPhone as a new phone overwrite iCloud backup?

I have a iCloud+ account with my iPhone with automatic savings. I had to restore my phone and decided to do restore from iCloud backup when setting up the phone. But it was very slow and i need my ...
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What files do not get backed up when using Time Machine?

I am upgrading from a 2018 MBP to a new AirBook. The last time I did a factory reset, I didn't use Time Machine, and forgot to back up files like ~/.bach_profile, ~/.zshrc, and my conda environments. ...
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Errant behavior in distribution of '.DS_Store' files

I am currently using macOS Ventura. According to "About this Mac", I am using ver. 13.6.5. Like some of you, I also employ a NAS (network file server+) for backups and general file storage. ...
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Time Machine failing with missingURLForRemounting error

My Time Machine backups keep failing. I've tried 3 separate drives. I'm on Ventura. I see this line multiple times in the logs. Failed to create volume info from disk '<TMDisk: 0x7f952493b400> '/...
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Re-partition without damaging backup set

I have an eight-terabyte powered drive formatted as follows: /dev/disk12 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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iOS 17 upgrade - all voicemail (including "deleted") lost

iOS 16 -> iOS 17 upgrade Upgrade seemed to go as expected (this is 3rd phone I've upgraded), but the only one I use as daily driver for phone calls. All the voicemails are gone, that is, not ...
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Can I backup only the iPhone keychain?

I need to be able to backup my keychain separately from the normal backup process. My core issue is that I have forgotten/lost my iPhone backup password. I want to be able to create usable backups ...
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How to set a new iPhone Backup Password for new backups

Unfortunately, I have lost/forgotten the password for my old iPhone backups. I understand that I cannot access any old backups without having the password to those backups, but I want to be able to ...
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Why is Dropbox listed among "Apps Using iCloud Drive" in macOS Sonoma?

I have recently noticed something weird. This MacBook Pro I now have is new, M3 Max (14-30), 16-inch, so I documented every step of its configuration. In System Settings > Apple ID > iCloud > ...
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Backing up a folder to iCloud which is not in the iCloud Drive

I'd like to make sure that everything in my /work directory (under my user directory) is continually backed up in the event of the loss or destruction of my machine without indexing everything into ...
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Timemachine Sparsebundle from 2014 is missing partion map and file system [duplicate]

I need to get data off of an old sparsebundle file but when opened, it says eject or initialize. In finder it says it is 56 GB but once its mounted it shows the full size of the external (2 TB). It is ...
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Transfering a Time Machine Backup to a Macbook Already in Use

It seems like my MBP (15in, 2019) is nearing the end of its life–or at least its life off of the charger. I do weekly backups just in case and I have another MBP (14in, M2 Max) that I'd like to ...
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tmutil inheritbackup fails

I lately moved my world to a new MacBook Pro: Apple silicon, Mac OS Sonoma 14.2.1. I'd like to maintain continuity with my Time Machine backups on the older computer (Mac OS Catalina, Intel based). ...
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Are PWAs backed up on iOS?

Are Progressive Web Apps added to the iOS homescreen part of data backed up and restored via USB? In particular, are both the app icons and their content (i.e. cookies, IndexedDB data etc.) restored?
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Recover files from a deleted and erased external disk partition

I had an external disk with two volumes: Volume A was formatted as NTFS which had videos/photos backed up Volume B was Mac Extended Journaled - which was used for Mac Time Machine backup. However, ...
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Half of my iCloud storage is full of nothing! (backups)

I'm still on the 5gb iCloud free storage (I refuse to pay the 50gb Apple's monthly fee!), which I use mainly for important things cloud storage and iPhone backup, and I set it up to fit. Last week my ...
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Backing up and migrating away from HFS+

I would like to back up an old hard drive from a MacBook. It uses HFS+. I currently don't have a Mac system available, but if necessary, I can borrow one. I just used rsync to copy the whole drive to ...
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Restoring an APFS disk image cloned with (G)DD [duplicate]

Back in August I cloned a 500GB APFS container off a 2TB external HDD consisting of a Time Machine backup of my old macOS install and some APFS scratch space, and formatted that partition on the ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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How to restore only WhatsApp contents from a iTunes backup?

I have an iPhone 14 Pro, of which I regularly perform full backups (with encryption) using iTunes running on Windows. I uninstalled WhatsApp by mistake on the iPhone; I reinstalled it, but now all my ...
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Can folders become too full of items?

I have recently had 2 folders become too full of items. I can save items (bookmarks and backups) to the folder but they do not register and there is no error message saying nothing happened. Result is ...
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Migrating TimeMachine backup from USB-C flash drive to SMB mounted TimeMachine dedicated TimeMachine share

I'm looking at the following scenario. On laptop with macOS 14.2.1 I've run a TimeMachine backup to a pendrive connected via USB-C The backup completed and I've switched it to manual backup. Now I'm ...
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Multiple Errors with Encrypted Backup Disk on Mac: -69845, -69808, and -69502

I'm dealing with several issues on an encrypted backup disk on my Mac, and I'm seeking advice. The disk has two partitions, and I've encountered different errors for each section and the container. ...
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How do I get my missing Fitness badges from my old iphone to my new iphone?

I backed up my old iphone onto my laptop, then restored everything from my laptop onto my new iphone. My apps, contacts, photos, podcasts, etc. seems to have transferred over. However, when I looked ...
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