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Questions tagged [backup]

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

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How to use HFS+ encrypted partition as Time Machine backup drive

I formatted one partition on my external drive as MacOS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted). Now when I open Time Machine and want to use that partition I see a checkbox Encrypt backups. Because I don'...
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How to reinstall Viber with no connection with my previous Viber usage?

I used to use Viber on iPhone for a while with one set of Viber credentials. Now I want to reinstall Viber on the same device "erasing its memory" completely: to use it with completely different ...
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ditto command stops at file

I am having some issues with the built in HDD of my iMac so I started to copy files from the HDD to an external drive in terminal in Recovery mode. I am using ditto -V --norsrc "/Volumes/Macintosh ...
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Copy entire user profile to new device with different username

My work MBP has been set up as a standalone device, but now needs to join the corporate network. Is there a way to copy my entire user profile (apps, config, terminal settings etc) to a new device (...
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Is it possible to set different options for time machine depending on the destination drive?

I have a local spinning drive where i'd like to keep a 1:1 copy of my macbook hdd but i also have a networked time machine with less space where i'd like to skip archiving some "less important" files ...
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Merge two time machine backups into one folder

I have two time machine disks from two macs, first disk has Backups.backupdb/mac1 and the second Backups.backupdb/mac2. How can I merge these backups into one? Or in other words, copy Backups.backupdb/...
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I made a backup of my iPad Pro using iTunes. Can I restore that backup onto another iPad?

I made a backup of my iPad Pro using iTunes. The backup is on my PC not on iCloud. The iPad broke a few days later, so I went to a store to make the AppleCare valid, we formatted it on the store. ...
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How to restore messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled?

How can I restore deleted messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled? Historically one would just restore the iPhone to an earlier iCloud Backup however I have attempted to do that but since ...
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How do I separate iMovie projects for backup and sharing?

Whenever I create a movie in iMovie, it seems to lump it all into a single iMovie Library file. This means I can't easily backup or share individual projects. I realize I can "Show Package Contents" ...
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Creating mountable snapshot view in macOS

I'm used to backup my user's home using rsync. However, I now have data (eg, running database) that shouldn't be backed up while being changed, and I'd like to keep the applications changing them ...
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TimeMachine's `tmutil compare` shows lots of files as changed even though there's been no updates

For example, if I run tmutil compare I see lots of entry like: + 42B /Applications/Books.app/Contents/Frameworks/BKLibrary.framework/Versions/A/Resources/vi.lproj/InfoPlist....
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Is there a way to sync contacts between an android phone and an iPad without using a computer?

If I use a computer, then I can log into iCloud to download all my contacts, copy them to google and sync between gmail and the android phone. Is there a way to do this without a computer and just ...
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Lost preview.app. How to get it back?

After resetting my Mac from a backup (High Sierra, version 10.13.6), I somehow lost the preview.app. It's not there. I still see remnants like com.apple.Preview.plist (yet, no com.apple.preview folder)...
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How do I backup my mac with Optimize Mac Storage

How can I backup my Mac when I have Optimize Mac Storage turned on? Backblaze, Arq, and CCC all won't follow the offline file links. But I want a complete copy of my Mac backed up. The iCloud copy ...
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recover files from newer time machine backup after restore to older state

I have recently restored my machine's state (December) to an older state (November), but forgot to save a couple files from December. When I go into Time machine the December state is not available, ...
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Back up personal files when TimeMachine is set to backup other files

I run my own samba server on my home desktop. I use MAC for work and personal business. TimeMachine is set up to back up my work folders (on the other, office samba server). I want to back up my ...
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remove xattr (extended attributes) in Backup (rsync and TimeMachine) for Downloads folder

I saw in Guide to securing and improving privacy on macOS some info about metadata and artifacts. I removed successfully all xattr (extended attributes) on Downloads folder: xattr -rc /Users/McGough/...
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information “Some files… could not be transferred”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Some files... could not be transferred" Source system: Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Backup drive: QNAP NAS ...
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Mac 10.14.2 Snapshot warning: inode_val, object has invalid bsd flags

During routine maintenance (running DiskUtil), I received the error message below: warning: inode_val: object (oid 0x3024a71c3): invalid bsd_flags (0x10) I did not notice any issues with performance ...
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Force Time Machine to Compare Against Incomplete Backup

For the past few days I've been running an initial backup of my system (3.5tb total) to a new NAS volume. This has been going fine, running overnight as it's not the fastest NAS, and while it got ...
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Backing up the initial state of mackbook pro for later recovery [duplicate]

If I want to install Linux on MacBook Pro 2018 by completely wiping osx from the disk (that is use the whole disk for Linux), what steps should I follow so that later I can return MacBook pro to the ...
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How can I verify the backup password for an iOS device?

In iTunes, my iPad shows itself as backing up to "This Computer", and the "Encrypt Local Backup" button is checked. I believe I know the password, but I would like to be sure. How can I verify that ...
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ITunes 12.8.1.2 does not recognize devices nor see backups

Running Yosemite 10.10.5 on MacBook Air (early 2014), with Safari v. 10.1.2, iTunes 12.8.1.2, iTunes updated dec 14 2018. Devices (iPhone, iPad) do not register in iTunes. Are seen in USB device tree ...
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iCloud Backups removed by Apple

I was hoping to restore my iPhone (that I use regularly and have iCloud backup enabled on) to a backup from a few days back. I have purchased a ton of space from Apple for iCloud for the purpose of ...
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Delete Files from TimeMachine

I had a HDD (512GB), and I was taking regular back ups in the time machine. Now, my laptop got too slow, and just shifted to SSD(256GB). Apparently, when I tried to boot from my TimeMachine back up, ...
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Software that directly backs up to Google Drive without caching?

I have a hard drive that is almost out of free space. I need to back up to Google Drive on Mojave. First of all, I tried Google Drive file system but it needs cache and I can't copy all my files, ...
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Time Machine is backing up itself?

I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch 2017, 2 USB-C ports, MacOS 10.13.6, with about 90 GB content, 120 GB total HD. It gets its first backup onto a pristine, just reformatted, 500 GB external drive, via USB. ...
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Always keep a local copy of some folders in the iCloud synced files

I keep almost everything synced with my iCloud drive. It removes from local storage the things I rarely use and I love the feature, however, there are a few folders which I would like to keep synced ...
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Crash/restore renamed SSD system disk and emptied

I had what I think was a "system crash" of my 500 GB SSD that was my system disk. I now think it was because a keyboard malfunction was preventing proper boot operations. I have a 2008 MacPro running ...
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Time Machine back-up to older macOS version

I set up a system today running High Sierra (10.13). I'd like to reformat it to run off a backup of my other Mac, which is currently running Mojave (10.14). For various reasons, I would rather not ...
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How to move a Time Machine sparsebundle on a networked machine

I have been trying to only use encrypted sparse bundles as my targets for Time Machine. The benefit of doing this is that these are easy to move around, as compared to the traditional Backups....
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Time Machine to Sparsebundle image on Windows 2012 server

So I've got this MB Air (Mojave 14.1 -all updates applied-) at work and thought I would try backing it up using Time Machine to an old PC running Windows Server 2012 (All updates also applied) and I ...
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Backup crisis: Will Time Machine backup iCloud Drive files ? Will it backup Box?

I've ben religiously backing up my Macs using Time Machine, onto a NAS. Everything runs, I get no errors. However today I was looking for a file that I had accidentally deleted and couldn't find it. ...
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Cannot restore iTunes backup - not enough space!

I am trying to restore an iTunes backup of my daughter's iPhone SE that was made via iTunes on a Mac. The Mac runs macOS 10.14.1 and iPhone is running iOS 12.1 When I click "Restore Backup" it ...
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How to encrypt external network drive timemachine backup

I am following this: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/turn-nas-windows-share-time-machine-backup/ Which basically says that you have to create a sparse disk image and put that on your external network ...
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iPhone shows up in Image Capture, but not in iTunes

I'm trying to backup my iPhone 6s running iOS 12.1, using iTunes on a 13" 2012 MBP running OSX 10.12. I recently updated the iPhone from either iOS 10 or 11 (I can't recall which version,) to backup ...
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How can I empty the trash with old backups in it?

Since my backup disk is full, I wanted to delete old backups to free space. Since I didn't figure out how to do it on TimeMachine itself properly, I selected all the folders with backups on the ...
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Everything is noticably slow, restored to new 1tb ssd

Everything on my computer is noticeably slow. Before I thought that my hdd was dying (which it may have been) and (regrettably) bought a 1tb ssd to restore all of my data to. Before, my computer was ...
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Restore WhatsApp data from old number on an old iPhone to a new number on a new iPhone

I need to restore the WhatsApp data from backup. Every time I login to my WhatsApp trying to restore the data, it fails to locate the last backup, although that I have it backed up on iCloud and I am ...
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How to restore iPhone using laptop

So I erased my iPhone but my Home button broke off after dropping it. Is there any way to restore it through my laptop? When I click on restore nothing happens.
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cannot enter icloud keychain password to show backup password

I backed up my iPhone and forgot the password for the back up I opened keychain in my mac and found the back up but when I click show password or copy password to clipboard it prompts me to enter the ...
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iOS - fully automate testing process with backups - is it possible?

The Story: We have hundreds of devices running UI and unit tests. The tests are written using XCTest framework, and run on our applications, as well as system (Safari/Settings) and third party ones. ...
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Delete certain file from TimeMachine using tmutil

I want to delete a certain file from TimeMachine. Using "Delete all backups of..." from the gear/context menu doesn't do anything. No warning/error message appears. What I've found is that messing ...
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Create local backup of notes in Notes.app on macOS

I'm using a company-issued MacBook where we cannot use iCloud to backup notes. But I would like to have a way to create backups of the notes, since they are not included in the company backup software....
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How to extract photos from iPhone backup files

I used iTunes to back up an iPhone. Now I want to get all the photos that were on the phone when it was backed up. Is there a way to do this without restoring the backup to a phone?
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How to quickly cut remove all but the most recent Time Machine OSX backups from a machine no longer in use?

I've seen all these useful questions and answers (a, b, c, d, e), but it seems like they come down to manually repeating tmutil delete <path> for EACH backup. I had my old machine for three ...
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iCloud backups from a very old iPhone are not seen during the restore

My sister used to have an iPhone 4 that I used before (she replaced the battery); she's used it until 2013 or 2014 when the battery was not usable anymore. She's then used an Android phone for a few ...
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how to transfer low resolution photos ( optimised ) to the computer

I deleted all my pics from iCloud and also the recently deleted items in order to reduce the space and revert to the free version ( 5 GB ). I did check all the pics before I deleted them from iCloud ...
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macOS High Sierra use almost all the hard drive space each time it's upgraded

I have a 1T drive, and it normally uses 400 GB space. After the system upgrade from 10.13.5 to 10.13.6, the system now tells me the disk is almost full: The system uses 870GB, almost the double what ...
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Is it possible to clean install mac os and backup on the same drive in a different partition

Just wondering if it's possible to clean install mac os (mojave) while also backing up some files on a different volume/partition on the same drive or will I have to wipe the entire drive.