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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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Is it possible to temporarily skip media restore in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on an iPhone X. I have chat history and media backed up on my iCloud. The total size of the backup is around 6 GB. I had to send in the iPhone X for repair, and I’m using a temporarily ...
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How to diff Photos Library backup against original (to check for corruption)

It seems the official way to backup your Photos Library is to literally drag it from your OSX desktop onto your external storage. So I did that. Now, I want to know how to do a diff between the new ...
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Command-line for iPhone Wifi Sync

I have a Mac mini which is on sleep but set to wake for network access. This works very nicely with something like Carbon Copy Cloner as the machine indeed wakes when I sync another machine to the ...
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Creating an image from a Time Machine backup – “Operation Cancelled”

I want to convert an existing Time Machine backup (on an external HDD, encrypted) to a read-only archival image. I open Disk Utility and choose File » New Image » Image from Backup, which lets me ...
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Creating Encrypted Time Capsule disk is taking DAYS!

I bought a G-Drive 8TB external USB-C hard drive to use as a Time Machine disk for my new 15" 2018 MacBook which is appointed with 32GB of RAM & 4TB SSD storage. Snappiest MacBook you can buy, or ...
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iPad Auto-delete deleted iBooks, now all my highlights are gone

iBooks iOS recently deleted iBooks for no reason, it's an app I use everyday. I clicked the restore button with the little cloud icon and it reinstalled immediately with every single book and pdf that ...
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Full Disk Encryption with Time Machine Backup

I don't know the appropriate setup to encrypt whole disk drive using FileVault 2 and Automatically backup it without issues. Currently, I'm using a 2nd-gen Intel i7 MBP running macOS High Sierra 10.13....
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Does iOS backup include the OS and related questions

I had an iPad stolen recently. I had deliberately not updated the iOS as an app I used was not being updated and worked well on the old iOS. Now I need to restore the back up to another iPad. I ...
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Time Machine won't be able to backup to my external HDD

My Info device: macbook pro 2018 13' os: Mojave (version 10.14.3) backup device: WD my passport 2TB partition map: GUID Partition Map partition name: backup (format: mac os extended(...
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Will Time Machine backup an iTunes library that's stored on a network share?

I store my iTunes library on a Synology NAS and access it from an SMB share. The library is larger the SSD in my Macbook, so I cannot store it locally. Does Time Machine back a library that is on a ...
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Transferring data from android to iphone

I had a Samsung S7 edge phone that broke and won't turn on. I have my data, including text messages, saved to Google Backup. I am trying to figure out how to use the Google Backup to restore my data ...
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What’s the point of iTunes backup restoring?

I have just substituted my iPhone XS due to a camera fault and restored it from iTunes backup. My phone is 256gb in storage and therefore I use to have all my Photos library (about 12.000 elements) ...
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Want to Restore Android Backup to iPhone [closed]

I backed up my android phone (lg g7) to google, then sold the phone. I no longer have it in my possession. I now have a new iphone xr and wish to restore that backup to my iPhone - call history, sms,...
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Time Machine backups (2 backups at same time)

I have 2 questions regarding time machine backups: I have a touch bar MacBook Pro 15'' with 256GB SSD (let call it A) and macOS 10.14.3. Currently I perform a Time Machine backup on an external 1TB ...
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How can I get Time Machine to mount a local sparsebundle - error 45

I'm switching from a local backup disk to a local .sparsebundle so that I can easily save the encrypted .sparsebundle to remote storage. The following works: Mount the sparse bundle to /Volumes/foo ...
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Fix a sometimes happening prohibitory sign 🚫

Well, I know there's an answer to a similar question here: Getting a 🚫 sometimes on boot, but this is slightly different. My system is running on external drive. Actually on an external ...
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Spaces taken up by iBooks is not showing on iCloud?

I recently deleted iPhone backup on iCloud which was occupying almost 4gb out of my 5gb basic iCloud storage. Since then when I check my iCloud account it shows that iBooks 3.8 data but only showing 1....
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How Does Time Machine Check for “Runtime Corruption” and How Do I Reset It?

After working quite happily for months, Time Machine running with a NAS as a backup destination has suddenly decided that my backup is "corrupt" after failing a check for "runtime corruption" and is ...
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Back up other drive using Time Machine

I'm trying to diagnose & fix some problem on my MacBook Pro - the machine randomly hard-crashes instantly & shuts down. I have a somewhat-old Time Machine backup of the drive on an external ...
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How to delete “invisible” files/folders (device backups)

I am trying to recover about 162 GB of drive space by deleting device backups from ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup on a MBP running El Capitan (10.11.6.) To be safe I dragged the ...
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Whole system backup boot-camp included

I have access to a 1TB drive. I need to backup the MacBook which I have access to, which has a version of Windows on it via Bootcamp. I have learned that Time Machine does not keep track of windows ...
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Can't delete time machine backups - error 8072 [duplicate]

I am not able to delete permanently time machine backups from an external hard drive which are now in my trash. After an hour or so « deleting items » and a growing number, I get « the operation can’t ...
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TimeMachine Backup of APFS SSD in Mojave Never Completes

I am trying to setup up TimeMachine to a network attached storage (NAS) drive. My setup is successful, but like many others with an APFS partition (instead of HFS+), TimeMachine never completes the ...
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Using iCloud as file storage and synchronization service

I am considering to choose iCloud Drive vs Google Drive to store old music and photos folders present in external drives. Is it possible to upload large folders to iCloud Drive that are not present ...
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iOS Backup Size plus Next Backup Size?

If I have a limit of free 5GB iCloud, and the Backup Info states: Backup Size: 4.28GB Next Backup Size: 1.10GB Doesn't this mean the next backup will be smaller? Therefore, shouldn't it overwrite/...
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How can I repair my Mac so Time Machine backup will work?

I'm trying to backup my computer for the first time running Yosemite OS. The time machine fails, despite trying with two different external USB 3 drives with this error partway into the Time Machine ...
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reclaiming space on TimeCapsule

I tried deleting old backups in order to make space for more. I deleted a bunch with finder, then discovered no space was actually reclaimed. I tried emptying the trash - it ran for three days, ...
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How can I back up my notes in the Notes app?

Is there a way to export all my notes written in the Notes app in any format so that I can import them to another Mac?
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How can I restore macOS on a MacBook if all the data on the hard drive is wiped/corrupted?

I want to be secure against a worst-case scenario because I'm about to start tinkering with my SSD (going to try installing Linux). What backup methods would allow me to perform a clean reinstall (I'm ...
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Airport Time Capsule - check backups with another laptop

My laptop is dead. I got an AirPort Time Capsule, and I want to check if there is a fresh backup inside. But because my laptop doesn't start up anymore, is it possible to use another computer to check ...
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Combine Time Machine backups in Mojave

My Time Machine backup drive became corrupt. It would take several minutes to mount, and then MacOS would warn me to back up the data. When I tried copying Backups.backupdb out I got "Error Code -36"...
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Backing up another user’s mid-2013 Macbook Air

I have pretty much been a Windows user all my life but a family member has recently given me his mid-2013 i7 Macbook Air. This machine is logged in with his Apple account (I have the credentials) and ...
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TimeMachine setup backup to internal harddrive

I want to setup TimeMachine backup to my internal hard-drive on MacBookPro with Mojave 10.14.3 (I know it is not safe in case the hard-drive fails!) So I added a new encrypted AFPS volume. But in ...
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Large external HD array for a Mac mini with RAID to run the Mac mini as a NAS

I'm looking at getting a NAS to store about 12 TB of data (but would like expansion options in future). The main purpose of the NAS would be to: Backup Have cloud files like Google drive and ...
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How to ensure Time-Machine can rollback to a specific-date backup? (not deleting it)

I just upgraded from El Captain to Mojave and I have a Time Machine backup of the instant before starting the upgrade. I need to be able to eventually restore the previous operative system, but I am ...
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Deleting backups

On iOS, if I delete a backup will I still have all of my photos, even on my photo stream? I would like to know as my iCloud storage is running out so I want to get rid of my old backup and make a new ...
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External hard drives keep failing

A couple years ago, I learned my lesson. I had bought a WD My Book Thunderbolt external RAID. I didn't have a backup plan of course; it failed within a year, and I lost everything—this was about a ...
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Permission of ~/.Trash is always gone after Time machine backup

Every day, permission of ~/.Trash is always gone(Pic1). And .Trash become zero bytes file. That mean, I can't move files to Trash, and Finder will delete files immediately. Every time ~/.Trash go ...
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Is it safe to create a tarball of a Time Machine backup?

Is it possible for me to create a .tar.gz, .tar.xz, etc file of a .backupdb? Are there any precautions I need to take to ensure that all permissions, hardlinks, etc are preserved? Will tar destroy the ...
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Why would running rsync cause the Date Modified value on a particular folder on the source volume to change?

I ran rsync last night to backup some of my drive. When I woke up, the source folder (which is sorted by Date Modified, descending) had a particular sub-folder at the top which I haven't touched in ...
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What is a good way to move my MacBook life to a temporary computer, and back to primary computer?

I use my MacBook Pro extensively, for work and pleasure. I have a lot of apps and settings. I have a ton of data in my Calendar app and Contacts app. I have a sequence of year-based project ...
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Time Machine wants 4.50 PB to backup 266.14GB

I'm currently unable to backup via Time Machine, as backups fail with the following error message: "Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Machine"". "The backup disk needs 4.50 PB for ...
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Can Time Machine files be restored across different OSs?

I am backing up my MacBook Air that runs OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to an external Hard Drive using Time Machine. I have another older MacBook that runs Mac OS X 10.6.8. If I wipe the hard drive of the ...
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Multiple Time Machine backups, both encrypted and unencrypted

I have an unencrypted Time Machine backup with a long history. I'm planning to add a brand new disk to the Time Machine, and use both to do backups simultaneously. The new disk will be stored in an ...
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Backup my hard drive data from dead macbook pro (early 2013)

When I tried to upgrade my macbook pro (early 2013 model) to macOS Mojave, it restarted within 5 mins of starting the installation and after that display was not working. I had to replace the logic ...
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Save compressed container for backups

Time Machine does NOT backup up files, which aren't on the Mac due to iCloud optimization technology. To Backup these files on a monthly basis I want to write an automator script, which simply copies ...
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How do I update my iOS version with iTunes on Mac without backup?

Since Apple's weird rule makes me unable to upgrade my phone via mobile data. I have to use iTunes to upgrade. I have a lot of traffic so it's not a big deal for me. I have a Mac with me and I can ...
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Why does TimeMachine generate large backups and is there a way to optimize them?

I have 2 Macs: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015), 128 GB MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2009), 512 GB Both of them make backups to the same Time Machine (set up on a local NAS). My issue is that ...
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Time Machine Backups

I am doing a clean install of Mojave on my MacBook - it has simply not been possible to upgrade from High Sierra to Mojave automatically. I understand that it will overwrite all of the HDD contents I ...
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Time Machine backup silently fails. Log says “Backup canceled.”

Since a few days, most attempts of Time Machine on backing up my Mac are silently cancelled. Here's the situation: Automatic Time Machine backups are turned on. The preparation of backups is started ...