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 merge 2 directories smartly : ditto solution?

I have 2 big directories, the first which contains a partial content and the second another content with a lot of directories ans files in common with the first directory. I would like to avoid to ...
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Can I limit Time Machine is backups of files within Dropbox folder to those that actually changed?

I'm using Dropbox Plus in conjunction with Time Machine on a Mojave MB Pro. My Time Machine is configured to backup the data in my Dropbox folder. I like having a local as well as a remote backup of ...
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tmutil command to install a new larger Time Machine disk, copying old backups to it

My old Time Machine backup drive (external USB) is now almost full. I have purchased a larger drive and want to switch to it for Time Machine, migrating all my old backups to the new drive's archive. ...
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What is the technical difference between transferring from an old phone and an iCloud restore when setting up a new iPhone?

Is there a difference in terms of how the iPhone's settings and state are compared between setting up a new iPhone using a transfer from a previous iPhone and setting up a new iPhone using an iCloud ...
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tmutil compare two external HDDs

There are few TM backups: regulars are at continuously connected HDD, and another at external HDD which was used once to create a snapshot (same iMac). Now there is need to compare between two backups ...
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Time Machine is filling up my backup disk

I have been backing up my Mac with Time Machine on a daily basis for a couple of years now, but I notice that, on my Mac, I have 766GB available of 1TB, but on my Seagate backup drive, it shows only ...
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Is it possible to backup an iOS 7.1.2 device on OSX 10.12, 10.13, or 10.15?

I have an old iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2 that I want to backup and sync the photos off of. I have a macOS 10.12, 10.13 and 10.15 device that I was hoping to backup to (if I have to I can try to dig up ...
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How to confirm that a cloned external hard drive is accurately cloned?

I've used Carbon Copy Cloner to copy one external SSD, which is currently about to die, to another one. I also have an online backup of the external drive, but I want to confirm that my cloned copy is ...
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Time Machine bug - not enough space, folder cannot be deleted

Backup is failing on a disk that is near its limit with the error message "not enough space". Weird as Time Machine is supposed to delete old backups as needed to store the new ones. So, I ...
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Trying to backup my iPhone 6s with an unresponsive screen

A month or so ago I dropped my iPhone 6s and the screen stopped working. When I turn the screen on, I can interact with the screen for maybe half a second. Then I have to turn the screen back off and ...
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Time machine backup locked after moving old folders to new external hard drive

I just found out that the files in my old Time Machine folders that have been moved to another external hard drive to save space have been locked. I cannot copy them back to the original backup folder ...
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I assigned 2 disks to TimeMachine and when 1 goes missing, TM complains, but it should seamlessly continue to use the 1 that is present?

On the same USB-3.0 bus (MB-Pro Catalina, 10.15.6), I always have a 1-td HDD and sometimes have a 2-tb HDD, which is split into 1-tb partitions. Time Machine is set to back-up to both the 1-tb HDD and ...
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Is there any way to restore only whatsapp data from encrypted itune backup?

I have changed my iPhone from iPhone7 32Gb to iPhone7 128Gb. I backed up my old iPhone running iOS 13.5 using iTunes and try to restore that backup in new iPhone running iOS 14.0.1. the problem is ...
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Can't find Photos Library in Time Machine

I found some question similar to mine, but not exactly. This concerns how, and even if, Time Machine backs up the Photos Library. Back in May, I swapped out my old hard drive on my MacBook Pro mid-...
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Why use backup if icloud is already enabled for every application

iCloud Backup refers to Settings > [name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup and iCloud sync refers to iCloud > Apps using iCloud and you enable/disable iCloud for the respective applications. Have ...
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Is there a way to have time machine work well with iCloud (keeping the backup there)?

I have found myself needing to upgrade to the largest iCloud storage space to hold my Photos library, and now have plenty of space. Apparently I cannot mirror my iTunes music library on the plan I ...
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Can't backup iPhone because no storage space left when there is?

I am trying to backup my iPhone but iTunes complains that I do not have enough free space on my computer to do so. I don't believe this is correct however, on my machine I have my Macintosh SSD (which ...
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Problems in restore backups to iPhone from PC

My dad wanted me to update his iPhone X to iOS 14, so I tried to, and iTunes in the PC gave some error about connecting to the iPhone (unfortunately I don't have the exact message error), so then I ...
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MacBook Air - upgraded HD, now does not boot up

Upgraded my hard drive from a 250gb to a 500gb. After reinstalling Mountain Lion, I did a restore from my TM backup. All seemed to go well, and was quick. The system told me to reboot after the ...
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How to safely delete .inProgress Time Machine backup?

I attempted to start a Time Machine backup but the backup failed due to insufficient space. I now have a useless 60 GB .inProgress file that's eating into my already limited storage space. For a ...
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Use the same external hard drive for two different Time Machine's?

Is it possible to use the same external hard drive for two different Time Machine backups of two distinct MacBooks? Is yes, how do you have to set up the external hard drive, using which tools?
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How do I backup OS 9 system files?

I have a PowerBook G4 Titanium that I need to wipe to clear the previous user's personal data. It has a password that I don't know but I can still login automatically to OS X upon boot. Not having the ...
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Manual Backup as Disk Image, timed out

I have an old LaCie 2big Network 2, (directly via LAN, no extra network,) which doesn’t want to work with Time Machine on Big Sur. I just want to use it as a safety backup for an old Mac I want to ...
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How to find out when and where backup recovery password was set for iPhone backups?

I had to get my iPhone camera repaired and I had to back it up and erase it so that the repair shop could access the camera app without being able to access my data. After picking it up after the ...
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Why are my photos not restored completely from a computer backup?

I downgraded my Iphone and after downgrading, I restored my backup downloaded in the Mac but not all of my photos are restored. I dont want to download my pictures from Icloud because it will not be ...
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Backup made directly via USB disk, how to continue using it via network?

I have a Time Machine backup of my current Mac Mini (10.15.6) on an external drive (named "A"), this backup was made by plugging the disk directly via USB. Now, this disk has moved to ...
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Synology Time Machine Out of Space — Why won't it delete old backups

I am using a DS620slim for Time Machine backups. I've created a shared folder with a specific user and a disk space quota to prevent time machine from consuming all my NAS space. I've now reached the ...
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old iMac TM HD to a new iMac

I have a TM HD from an old iMac I want to transfer only photos and some documents... it only give me to transfer all the backup without files and folders selection is there's away to do it ? if I ...
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Encrypted Time Machine backup is super slow using an encrypted USB volume?

I have an external USB3 disk connected to my MacBook Pro. I first formatted it with GUID/APFS and encryption, and used the "atto disk benchmark" app to measure performance. It showed about ...
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How to restore less recent Whatsapp backup from iCloud drive?

My Whatsapp iCloud backup didn't restore any chat history. I did backup about 100mb file to ICloud drive. However, when I tried to restore the backup, It was just one chat message and not the full ...
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How to get my passwords out of keychain access (and Firefox) from my CCC backup without a Mac?

My MacBook Pro (running 10.11.6) has a swollen battery, so I shut it down promptly and am sending it in for service. I have an up-to-date backup (a bootable backup) made with CarbonCopyCloner. The ...
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Permissions errors after weird Time Machine restored backup

I made a time machine backup of everything that was in /Mac/Users/MYUSER/ and nothing else. I then erased my drive and reinstalled MacOS. When I tried to restore from my Time Machine Backup, it made a ...
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If I used tar to archive Time Machine's Backups.backupdb folder, can the resulting file be uploaded to a cloud service and later used without issues?

If I were to use tar -xvf to create an archived .tar file of the Backups.backupdb folder Time Machine creates, would it sufficiently preserve hard links, etc? For example, if I uploaded to, say Google ...
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Backblaze and similar services not necessary for a small hdd? Upload full disk dmg to cloud services easier?

I understand the usefulness and convenience of a site like backblaze, but if I wanted an offline backup and my drive is under 100gb, would it make sense to just make an encrypted full disk dmg image ...
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Cannot backup Documents folder using LaunchAgent and bash

I use the open source borg backup tool to make a daily backup of my Documents folder which is also on iCloud drive. I use a LaunchAgent stored in my local library directory to execute a bash script ...
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How can I backup, sort, and listen to all of my iPhone Voice Message on my MacBook?

I have many recordings of birds as Voice Memos on my iPhone 6 with iOS 12.4.5 and I am trying to synch to my new MacBook macOS 10.15.6 using iTunes (which is now called Music?) If I connect my iPhone ...
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Why is Google Backup and Sync exchanging files bidirectionally instead of unidirectionally?

Everything was fine until I uninstalled Google Backup and Sync in favor of Dropbox Plus (what a mistake!). I ended up actually restoring my entire internal flash drive from a backup, which I thought ...
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How do I set up automatic, incremental backup for my macOS Photos.app library?

I have ~30,000 photos in my library, which takes up ~90 GB disk space. My MacBook has limited hard drive size, so I'm using an external hard drive for my Photos library. The library is synced to ...
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Keeping iCloud from erasing my Mac data

I've saved several files and photos onto my MacBook. I've had iCloud syncing on my iPhone. I have synced my iPhone's media using the Photos app on my MacBook. I don't think I've ever synced my MacBook ...
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Backup could not be completed, iCloud contains backup from newer iOS

I was trying to back up my data using iCloud, but it gives me an error, it tells me that: The last back up could not be completed because iCloud contains a backup from a newer iOS version. I am ...
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Numerous Time Machine errors with new WD drive - where to start?

So ive had this WD easy store 10tb external drive for 2 weeks now with a 2019 16" MBP with 10.15.5 Catalina running. Its formatted Mac OS extended journaled(the xternal drive). Ive got 3 ...
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Can't delete old Time Machine backups from Trash

I was trying to delete some old Time Machine backups from my backup drive. I am running into a few issues. I tried the method outlined in this article of simply moving them to the trash. After I ...
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Can’t restore Time Machine back up - an error occurred while adding recovery system to destination disk

Just upgraded my 2012(mid) non-retina 13” MacBook Pro with a crucial sad 1tb and having troubles restoring back up from Time machine. I’m sure it’s important to mention I installed a new data cable ...
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Time Machine not automatically deleting old backups

My MacBook is currently using around 180GB of its internal drive. However, when I plug in my 250GB external drive to make backups of my Mac, I incessantly get the error "your backup drive does ...
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Cant mount sparsebundle - volume check failed with error 7

I am unable to mount a sparsebundle from a Time Machine backup. Error messsage says No mountable file systems So I've tried to mount it via hdiutil Lukas MacBook ~ % hdiutil attach -nomount -noverify -...
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Migration assistant doesn't see correct OS partition inside a Time Machine backup

I have been making TM backups from my laptop (within mainOS), to an external HDD. The laptop's storage was partitioned like this: disk0s2: /Volumes/oldOS (JHFS+) disk0s3: /Shared (either JHFS+ or ...
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How do I fix Error Code -36 in Catalina?

I'm getting The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “filename” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36) when I try to copy or move certain fairly old files to an external ...
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Large chunk of photos showing up as gray in apple photos. How can I restore them from a backup, or do a scan for corrupted data?

Not entirely sure what's going on but a large chunk of my photos from 2019 are showing up as grayed out boxes. They're not available on icloud.com either. But their location metadata/date and such are ...
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How do I safely restore files to a shared folder after they were replaced with symlinks created by iCloud's “Optimize Storage” feature?

(Thanks in advance for suggestions on how I could make my question clearer) Context: I have a team that uses a shared folder that we each auto-sync to our local machines. We use Google Drive and ...
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Is there any differences in what will be backed up between an encrypted and unencrypted Time Machine Backup?

I do make encrypted Time Machine backups to my Synology NAS which works exactly how I want it. But I recently had to restore from that backup and it's obviously very slow. Since this was a planned ...

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