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Questions tagged [backup]

Preserving copies of data which enable recovery from a data loss event.

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What Would Cause APFS Volumes to Show Up Under the Wrong Disk?

I’ve got a pretty interesting APFS problem. There are two volumes on one, internal drive, and two that were cloned from it, on an external. All four volumes show up under the internal drive, even ...
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Restore deleted contacts from iCloud without iCloud backup

iphone se ios 11.4 I am following this post, but the answer there doesnt answer the question. Recover a deleted contact without iCloud backups I deleted a contact accidentally, and the contacts ...
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Backup iPhone iTunes

Recently, I made a backup of my iPhone in iTunes. Nothing weird about that, only that the photos of my other devices were backed up too (iPad and old iPhone). I repeated the backup via iTunes numerous ...
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Backup Photos photobook templates

I want to backup the photobook templates in Photos, because they will be discontinued at the end of the month and I want to continue to use them. I found a cache here, /Users/user/Library/Containers/...
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How to repair, merge, or “update” (using rsync ?) partially downloaded/backed up duplicate icloud archives?

When I used icloud drive on my mac, and then disabled it, it moved all of my desktop files and documents to an archive. This happened multiple times. Now, I am no longer using this feature and I want ...
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Searching for lost .pem file in time machine back up

I recently had to wipe my apple mac, and I have been using time machine to back up my mac. I would like to retrieve a specific file (a .pem file) which I use to log in to my Uni server. I have tried ...
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iCloud is full but iphone storage is empty

Is that possible to backup all the photos from iCloud into iphone storage? How to do that?
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Issues with WIFI Authentification pages

I realized yesterday that I could not see authentification pages of some WIFI. I'm running High Sierra 10.13. Apparently to solve this issue I have to go to Keychain Access > Preferences > ...
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Mac Mini screwy, disabled Time Machine, worked great… bad external HD?

My 2012 Mac Mini 2.5 GHz running El Capitan has been screwy and sluggish recently. Randomly, CPU percent jumps above 100% for the Mail app and there are random hangs of apps like Safari. Did some ...
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How to I make a one-time copy of the latest time machine archive?

I've found Is there a faster way to copy time machine files from one disk to another? but that covers different issues. This one looked interesting, but that is copying the whole drive to another "...
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Where to does macOS's iTunes save iPhone's back data?

I have done a backup of data from my iPhone to my macOS. And I don't know where iTunes saved it to on my computer. No notification, no pop ups, just nothing. Just latest backup time. How can I know ...
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Restoring from Time machine 2009 iMac, 254 SSD, 1tera hd, running 10.13.6

Hd (Macintosh 2) crashed had all the apps, system, music, photos, etcetera on it. tech shop installed a 254gigs ssd in place of cd reader, installed high Sierra from Icloud and installed a new HD 1 ...
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Resuming a TimeMachine backup that was copied to a NEW drive on a NEW MacBook Pro

I had to copy a Time Machine backup file from a failing drive onto a new drive. Simultaneously the iMac to which this backup was associated also died. I want to have the new MacBook Pro resume backing ...
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Make Time Machine use two drives from Terminal

My desire is to have two identical Time Machine backups on two different locally attached drives. My first thought was a clone via Carbon Copy Cloner, but it won't do it, because Apple won't let third ...
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WhatsApp backup is taking up storage in my iPhone instead of iCloud

I had 3 GB of storage available on my iPhone and 3 GB available on iCloud. I did a 1.8 GB backup of WhatsApp and ended up having 3 GB of storage on iCloud and only 1.2 GB on my iPhone. Why is the ...
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Recommended way to move data when changing hard drive in a Mac

I'm considering upgrading the SSD in my mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I'm wondering: If I backup my hard drive with Time Machine, will I be able to use Time Machine to paste my current content (whole or ...
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Does upgrading macOS causes one to lose data?

I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my Mac. I am in the process of upgrading the OS to the current public release macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Will I lose my data during the upgrade process?
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Difficulty to inherit Time Machine backups on new MacBook Pro

I'm having difficulties to inherit Time Machine backups on a new MacBook Pro. I've read many Q&A on the same topic, but none was a solution for my case (that's why I don't think this is a ...
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How should I do my first Time Machine backups?

I am new to Macs and was wondering how to create a restore partition (which I read about in one of the answers) in order to do my first backup. Also, should the first backup be kept separate, in ...
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Is it normal to be signed out of all services and accounts when moving iOS devices?

today I replaced my iPad because the old one was damaged. I restored from an iCloud backup. The restore went ok, but I must re-authenticate / sign-in to every app which connects to a web backend (...
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Downgrade macOS 10.14 to 10.13 using Migration Assistant

I am currently running the macOS 10.14 beta on my Macbook and I wish to downgrade to High Sierra (10.13). I do have time machine backups from when I was still on 10.13, but I want to keep all my ...
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How does Time Machine work?

I want to do a fresh re-installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on my computer. To do so: I uninstalled all unwanted apps. Backed up my computer with Time Machine. First question After ...
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unable to restore backup because not enough space

I tried restoring a backup I created from my iPhone (it had more than 20Gb free out of 64Gb) but when I wanted to restore this backup I found out the backup iTunes created was 61.5Gb, so whenever I ...
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iCloud - Recovering Data from Incomplete Backup (iOS 11)

I got a new iPhone and gave my old phone during the trade in, but I was unable to backup my old one completely. A similar question has been asked which doesn't apply in my case, as I don't have the ...
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Backup and sync icon not showing on task bar.

Just got an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.4. I ran Migration Assistant from my old Mac Mini running El Capitan 10.11.6 and all seemed to work fine. However, the Backup and Sync icon on the toolbar is ...
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Data recovery for another user?

I'm attempting to recover data from an external drive used as a Time Machine backup for a now deceased user. The Mac that it was attached to is now long gone. My first attempt lets me generally read ...
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Delete all backups of specific file/folder with tmutil

I am trying to delete all backups of specific items through the command line. I can accomplish this using the GUI through the following steps: Enter Time Machine Navigate to the file to be ...
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iTunes encryption Password

Is there a way to access iTunes encryption password on Windows 10? I can't remember the password and without the password ,I can't restore my backup on a new iPhone. The old iPhone is broken ..
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Which folders should be copied when performing a manual backup?

I know that Time Machine and various backup softwares can be used to save some or all Mac data. However, if I don't want to use any of them and simply copy data to an external hard drive, which ...
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Backing up my iCloud Photo Library

Currently I use a Mac mini as a home server. Photos.app on it is configured to download full resolution originals from iCloud, which then gets copied by a script to a backup directory on a third party ...
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Applescript to turn HDDs off during day, and back on at night

I figure I should ask my first question, I'm curious to see how an Applescript could control my HDD that my TimeMachine is backed-up on to un-mount during the day, and back on before the scheduled ...
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Each of my Time Machine backup is over 100MB

And when I run tmutil compare in the terminal, RIGHT after the latest backup is complete, it just start spitting every single file in my system: ! (xattrs) /.vol ! 8.0K (...
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How to make sure apps remain available after upgrading macOS?

I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8). I understand how to back up files before upgrading, but what about apps? For example, he ...
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Time Capsule/Time Machine volume slow to process with tmutil

My 2TB Time Capsule has functioned as our home router and backup device for years. It's not very fast at backing up over network, but since this is a passive activity it's never been a problem. I ...
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How to make Time Machine inherit backup history after restoring from Time Machine

I received my MacBook Pro back from repair (got a new Logic Board which includes the SSD) and restored from my Time Machine backup. I made sure to restore everything, including all settings. Now I ...
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Save iPhone backup offline

Is it possible to download an iCloud backup of my iPhone to save offline? I want to achieve this without the use of iTunes syncing. EDIT: I would like to download the backup onto my Mac and then ...
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Using Carbon Copy Cloner 4 to create encrypted bootable HFS+ clones from APFS source

Background According to the Carbon Copy Cloner documentation CCC4 cannot clone the Recovery HD from an APFS source to an HFS+ target: Note: CCC v4 requires an HFS+ formatted source for creating ...
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Import photos from Time Machine backup of other machine, without losing metadata

I replaced my MacBook and I have the Time Machine backups from my old laptop, but I'd like to start the system fresh, importing only the files I really need and re-installing all the programs manually,...
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Secure iPhone data whilst getting repaired

I've got to give my iPhone to a 3rd party repair shop to get a smashed screen replaced. The official Apple store is too far away, and the wait time is too long. My iPhone is running the latest iOS 11....
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Download epub that's on iCloud

I have an epub that I unfortunatley deleted from my pc. It is however, still on iCloud and available to me on iBooks (when it's synced with icloud). I would like to download that epub again to my pc, ...
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How to upload photos from iPhone to cloud using 3G and remove them from device automatically?

I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 9.3 and I want to upload photos right after being taken by camera to any cloud storage automatically, then to auto-remove them from the device. I am using 3G only, not Wi-...
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Directory with correct permissions is not writable

I installed high sierra on a new machine and then copied over some directories inside my home from my time machine external disk. The backup was created with another machine and os version from a ...
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Is this an iCloud sync/backup or do I have a data leak?

What are these pictures showing my iPhone's screen is doing? I had no open video apps and was no streaming anything in Safari nor was Safari or Tv app open but it says data:video - Why data if a video?...
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How can i remotely type my passcode while iphone is plugged to my mac

I want to backup my iphone 5s but the screen is entirely broken, it's all black and the touchscreen + home button do not work. I need to control my phone from a keyboard to back it up from icloud on ...
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Can i plug a usb keyboard to my iphone while it's connected to my mac?

I need to backup my iphone 5s but the screen is completely broken, it's all black and the touchscreen doesn't work so i need a way to control my phone from a keyboard to back it up from icloud that ...
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Can't Delete Time Machine Backups, Can't Move Them Out of Trash

I think this is similar to this question, but I'm having a slightly different problem. I've been using an external LaCie drive for my Time Machine and SuperDuper backups. But I was getting messages ...
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iCloud Drive is showing me I have more space left even though I have gone over the limit

I'm subscribed to iCloud 200GB plan. However, somehow my iCloud Drive contains 260GB+. Moreover, Finder and iCloud Preference Pane both tell me that I have 22GB free space left. Right now I'm setting ...
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Time Capsule not accepting encryption password

My setup here is several MBPs backing up to an Apple Time Capsule. Backups are encrypted. I boot to recovery mode on the MBP I want to restore to (Cmd+R). Choose to restore from a Time Machine ...
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Slow High Sierra after restore from Time Capsule

So I had a hard drive (SSD) failure some time ago (it lasted 5 years of intense use, so I kinda expected that to happen). Luckily I had my Time Capsule running all the time, so it was a no brainer to ...
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Netgear R6220 + WD Elements to use as Time Machine

I want to use a new drive I obtained on sale as a networked Time Machine drive, but I am having difficulty configuring it to do so. I had thought (and perhaps I am wrong) that I could format my new ...