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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 do scheduled backups work on encrypted dmg and filevault 2

Under mojave with CCC5 on a 2019 iMac, I intend to clone an encrypted startup disk (filevault2) to a destination volume that will also have filevault enabled. When the system boots up the startup disk ...
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After deleting an app, can you (much) later reinstall it and restore its data from iCloud?

I have several games that, combined, use up a pretty good chunk of my iPhone's flash. I haven't played some of them for a while, and would like to remove them. However, at least before iCloud, ...
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Cannot Open .Sparsebundle

My computer crashed few days ago, I took it to computer store and they told me that the logic board is damaged but the hard drive is fine. So they migrated all files from old mac to a new mac. All ...
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Restoring an accidentally deleted iMessage thread using my iPad?

I have the full iMessage thread on my iPad, but accidentally deleted it off of my iPhone. How can I transfer the full thread to my iPhone?
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How to extract data from the iphone backup on the PC

I have a huge amount of image files on my Whatsapp, which are locally stored on the iPhone. I do not see any way of moving these specific files from the iPhone to the PC, whereas of course from ...
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Reseting password on employer's network account time machine backup

I recently used a time machine backup from my former work computer to give my personal computer a fresh start. I just restored the backup from my work computer (which I've now handed back in) to my ...
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Optimize Mac Storage: Keep local copy AND iCloud backup of directory

My active projects in a directory under ~/Documents/, which puts it in the path of iCloud's Optimized Storage. Often, I'll open a project folder to find files replaced with .icloud placeholder files. ...
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Carbon copy cloner to image OS X lion and restore from disk image

Is it possible to create an image of my 64gb 2012 Macbook Air using Carbon Copy Cloner so that I can recover from that image (if my Mac does not boot) even if I am not connected to the internet?
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How can I move photos from iPhone to my local disk?

This has me stumped. I have nearly 4GB of photos and videos on my phone, and I want to put them into my computer's pictures folder. I have opened Windows Explorer and found the photos in the weird ...
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efficient duplication of Time Machine backups to remote location

I have been using both Arq and Time Machine for backup for years, but a year or so ago I got unlimited Google Drive space and decided to try making a remote backup (with Arq) of my Time Machine drive. ...
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Where is Time Machine restoration software installed?

I am seeking to upgrade a MacBook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011), running OS X El Capitan and Office 2011. The SSD is documented here. If a Time Machine backup is made, does the new SSD need ...
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What happens when WhatsApp from an old phone is connected again?

I‘ve got an old iPhone in my closet, which I used until one year ago, when I bought a new one. On the old iPhone, I had WhatsApp with iCloud Backup enabled. However I did not include the videos in ...
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iCloud Backup Problem

I have just had my iMac crash and so I wiped the drive and did a clean reinstall of Mojave. Have reinstalled my software over the last 24 hours. Now coming to add my docs, pre crash I had it so that I ...
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How to reset an iPhone safely

Apologies for the noob question but I'm looking around and finding different answers (including data not getting restored). So I would like to make sure I'm following the right process. My girlfriend'...
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How to use fiber-optic LC connector with my MacBook Pro for access to LTO-5 tape drive?

I'd like to use an LTO-5 tape drive to provide long term backup storage for files on my MacBook Pro that I wish to archive. It appears the drive uses a fiber-optic LC connector. Is there a way to ...
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Time machine backup to a .sparsebundle on USB drive?

I noticed that when I migrated from backing up over USB to SMB that Time Machine started using sparse bundles for backup. I was unsuccessful in using this bundle as a backup drive when connecting to ...
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iCloud (re)uploading all my documents again

I have recently bought a new Macbook Pro 13" (i7, 16GB) and to do the switch from the old one to this one, I have installed Mojave and restored it from my other Macbook Pro's Time Machine backup. This ...
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What actions create cloned files on APFS volumes?

As you know, High Sierra (HS) includes a feature called “file cloning.” [EDITORIAL NOTE: Initially I'd written that, based on my discussion with the developer, I gathered Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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Do I need to back up /private, /tmp, or /.DocumentRevisions-V100?

I'm trying to back up my Macbook Pro using this rysnc script to an external USB drive: sudo rsync -avxE --progress / /Volumes/backupdrive/... which I found here: https://serverfault.com/questions/...
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Can I restore my data to an older version of macOS?

I had to send in my old Mac (10.11) for screen repair, and worked on a replacement MacBook with 10.14. Now, I'd like to transfer my data back from the replacement's Time Machine to the old Mac. I don'...
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Can I restore an iPhone backup and keep the original version of apps (and not download the latest available one from the AppStore)?

I have an iPhone backup created while it was running iOS 10, and want to restore it onto a new iPhone which is running iOS 12. I'd like to keep the original versions of the iOS apps instead of ...
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Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration? [duplicate]

Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration or just apps and files? Coming from Windows with a 3rd party full disk image backup(Note :I mean a disk clone, not the Windows' default backup ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to backup my Macs to iCloud?

I have the 2 TB iCloud storage plan and back up my iPhones and iPads there. How do I configure Time Machine to do the same with my MacBook Pro's and Mac Mini's?
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Reformat Time Machine backup drive back to an ordinary external hard drive

I have a WDC Passport external drive which I used as a time machine backup. However, I do not want to use it as Time Machine backup anymore, I just want to use it as a regular external hard drive. ...
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New iPhone, took a few nice pictures, then restored with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone - help!

Bought new iPhone, took a few nice pictures with girlfriend, then proceeded to restore with the data of old iPhone. Pictures gone now. Can I get them back somehow? The pictures were not backed up by ...
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iPhone backup takes too much space

I have my iCloud backups stripped down to only CONTACTS and NOTES and about 150MB of apps, yet the backup is 5.22 GB. How do I make my iPhone backup smaller?!
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Error on TimeMachine (unable to backup)

Until the mid-april I was used Time Machine with no problem but now no backup is possible (Time Machine starts, finds the drive, prepares the copy and stops). In the log I have found the following ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected

After upgrading to MacOS High Sierra, Time Machine now says "Next backup: When disk is connected", even though the disk is indeed already connected. Also, automatic backups are still being performed. ...
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Restoring data deleted from Directory Utility

When trying to rearrange user accounts, I deleted some data using the Directory Utility (data on a user account under "Users" in the Node "Local/Default"). I would like to restore this data. I have ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected - Redux

Before pouncing gleefully on this question, claiming it has already been answered, no! It was asked, but not answered here: Time Machine says "Next backup: When disk is connected" even ...
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Can't turn on iPhone, no backup and updating isn't successful. Is there anyway to retrieve the data?

I am posting this for a friend. For some reason the iPhone 5 suddenly won't turn on anymore. When the power button is pressed the screen lights up, the apple logo shows and then it switches to ...
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Replace hard drive whilst saving installed software

I want to replace hard drive on my 2012 MacBook Pro. I have all the data backed up, but the only thing I want is to keep all my installed software, mainly music software like native instruments, waves,...
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How to export/backup Notes in macOS in one go

I have a lot of Notes on my machine which I don't want to loose. It's not logical to export them one by one. Is there any way to export them in one go, which would make me either use them on my new ...
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Time machine backup hangs

I do backups of Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 with Time Machine to USB external HDD's and at some point I couldn't wait for any backup to complete. For example it can be like this for maybe over 6 hours, ...
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Delete all backups of specific file/folder with tmutil

I'm 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 deleted ...
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If I exclude a folder from Time Machine, will it be deleted from old backups?

I want to save space on my backup drive by excluding some folders I don't care about. I also want them to be deleted from my old backups so I can keep them for longer. If I add folder exclusions, ...
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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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A way to clone APFS and NTFS partitions from Mac OS?

I own a MacBook Pro and use dual-boot (MacOS and Windows). My 500gb internal SSD disk is partitioned like this: 400GB APFS volume with MacOS installed 100GB NTFS volume with Bootcamp installed I use ...
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Why is my external disk being backed up again by Time Machine?

My 200 GB music library resides on a SD card that is permanently inserted into my MacBook Pro. The volume is encrypted using Filevault. Time Machine will include that volume when doing backups onto an ...
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iPhone backup switches to “This Computer” in iTunes and I want it to back up to iCloud

When I open iTunes and click on my phone icon, all of my settings look good except for backups which is set to "This Computer." I check off iCloud and click "Apply" and it instantly switches back to "...
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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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Windows: Can I set the folder where iTunes backs up my iPhone

I have a PC running Windows 10 with 2 Hard drives. C: smaller SSD which runs windows and Office D: large (2 TB) SATA that stores all my data. When iTunes backs up my iPhone to my PC, it will default ...
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iPhone cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items

I'm trying to clean up some space on my iPhone, for this I need to sync it with a new Mac. The Mac doesn't have the files on the device, so sync will erase everything on the device. So I want to ...
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Recurring Volume damage + Time Machine issues

This may take some explaining, so please bear with me. Mac Pro 4,1/5,1 High Sierra 10.13.5 4 HDs & a boot SSD installed. Related to Add Recovery Partition to APFS drive? & peripherally to ...
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Is a Sparse Bundle image or Sparse Image better for many files 3 TB external hard drive 4TB?

I'm on a Mac and Windows PC, and have many files (videos, photos, documents, iTunes Backups, but without Windows or macOS system backup) the size is 3TB or larger in my old external hard drive. I use ...
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How do I free up space on my Mac?

I'm confused regarding what options I have to be able to keep working on my work computer. According to DiskSweeper, this is how my 500GB disk space is used: Besides from things that cannot be ...
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Should I worry that TimeMachine is making many backups during one night without me using my computer?

When I want TimeMachine to backup my computer, I usually plug my external hard drive before going to bed. Unfortunately, I am already in the position where new backups are replacing old ones on the ...
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Time Machine and the Blockchain!

I use a cryptocurrency and it's blockchain is represented on disk by a single large lmdb database file. The file is 72GB or so. Each day the crypto node updates the chain with new transactions so ...
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Get latest Time Machine backup when backup disk is unplugged

I know i can get the time stamp of the latest Time Machine backup with the command tmutil latestbackup | grep -E -o "[0-9\-]+$" but this only works when my backup disk is plugged in. If not, i get the ...
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How to check if mac user uses Time Machine? [duplicate]

I want to know if a mac user uses Time Machine so I can tell him it's a good habit to do backups. So I need to detect if either: user never activated Time Machine last backup is very old so it's like ...