Questions tagged [backup]

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

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Can't add shared drive as Time Machine drive

Solved by this. Can't post as answer due to low reputation on this network site. on the server (in my case the iMac) in the settings --> sharing tab, disable file sharing (no need to reboot or ...
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What does iCloud *not* backup for iOS?

So I know what iCloud does backup: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207428 But I couldn't find any source on what it doesn't backup I accidentally bricked my phone and loaded my backup onto another ...
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Backup iCloud Keychain

I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized ...
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How to restore network preferences in OS X?

I took my SSD, plugged it into another Mac, and booted the system (OS X 10.10.4) there. When I opened the Network Preferences, I was surprised to find, that all VPN services had disappeared. I am ...
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How to verify that an iTunes backup is valid?

Is there a way to verify that a backup of an iPhone is valid (other than wiping the device and attempting to restore it :))? I've had a recent catastrophic incident involving an iTunes encrypted ...
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Time Machine and case-sensitive HFS

Time Machine defaults to formatting a new drive to Journaled HFS+ (case-sensitive), if you set up the drive from within Time Machine itself. However, my main drive (the one Time Machine will be ...
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Can't delete old Mac Time Machine backups

I'm on 10.14 Mojave. I can't delete old backups in Time Machine with any of the suggested methods on the interwebs: Attempt 1. Enter Time Machine -> click on cog -> delete backup. Fail: "Some files ...
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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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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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What does "Restore from iCloud Backup" currently NOT restore? (Fail to preserve/discard/lose/delete?)

What does "Restore from iCloud Backup" currently NOT restore? Is restore from local backup more or less, complete? (My intention is for the answer to stay up to date, SE-style; I know this answer ...
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Restore Encrypted Time Capsule Backup

What is the proper way to restore a MacBook from an encrypted Time Capsule backup? AppleCare fixed my MacBook and had to replace the drive. I am now trying to restore the Time Machine Backup that is ...
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TimeMachine backup gets stuck during "Preparing Backup"; can't mount .sparsebundle file

I've twice now tried to initiate a TimeMachine backup, and both times they got stuck during the "Preparing Backup..." stage. I think even on the same file, as shown in tmutil status which got stuck ...
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How to increase iCloud document upload of many small files

Background So I got a new mac and decided to use iCloud to backup most of my "important" stuff, especially since I use two macs right now until I get all of the converters needed etc. I'm a ...
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Apple Backup encrypted format specs? I need to decrypt part of a backup (for which I have the key) that iTunes won't restore

An odd one here: Encrypted iTunes backup backup completed successfully Key stored in the Keychain (since the first backup of this device a long while ago) Also stored in PasswordSafe and both ...
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macOS Sierra and QNAP SMB share - Disk does not support Time Machine backups. (error 45)

Quote from macOS Sierra: Disks you can use with Time Machine If your backup disk is on a network, the network server can use Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing. Your Mac must be connected to ...
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Time Machine stopped backing up my Photos Library two years ago

I recently had to restore a Mojave Mac Mini from Time Machine. It all seems to go well until I discovered that the Photos Library was gone. After looking through the TM backup, I see the last time ...
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Downsizing from 256GB to 128GB iPhone

I've been given a new phone (128GB iPhone 13) from work but it has half the storage of my last one (256GB iPhone 11). I have both here with me and the SIM is in the old one. My old phone has pushed ...
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How to decrypt WhatsApp iCloud backup

I downloaded my old WhatsApp chat history from iCloud which is encrypted. The SQLite file I am trying to open is ChatStorage.sqlite.enc which asks for a password to open but not sure how to decrypt ...
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Is there a way to merge Safari history databases?

Recently Safari had a glitch and wiped out my browsing history. I only discovered this after a couple weeks but had a backup that ran up to almost the day of the loss. I've restored the history from ...
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How to force iphone to free space when storage is full?

My phone (ios 13.5.1) was running out of storage, so I freed up a few Gbs of space by removing whatsapp album, photos (also clearing the recently deleted album) and a few app. On the next day the ...
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Backup/Archive a particular version of an app

How can I archive a my currently installed app version (particular version) of an iOS app (=export IPA file?) I am aware that apple removed the App Store from iTunes and that apps are not part of the ...
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Can Catalina backup an iPad automatically?

I'm running Catalina on an iMac and have an iPhone and iPad both running 13.1.2 I'm using Finder to backup and sync the two devices and that seems to be working fine. But... When I was backing up ...
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How do I restore a backup created by 'brew cask upgrade'?

I just upgraded VMware Fusion on my system: brew cask upgrade vmware-fusion ==> Upgrading 1 outdated package: vmware-fusion 10.1.3-9472307 -> 11.5.0-14634996 ==> Upgrading vmware-fusion ... =...
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Add Time Machine files to an existing account with Migration Assistant

I have a Time Machine backup from Mac A (now retired), containing 4 accounts worth of data. I would like to add the data from one of these accounts to an existing account on Mac B (replacement for Mac ...
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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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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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Free Space Differs Between DiskUtility, Finder, TimeMachine, and Storage Tab

The actual question: Time machine calculates the size of my backup as 925GB, while diskUtility shows only 858GB is used, while OmniDiskSweeper and GrandPerspective apps show that I am only using ~...
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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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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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Time Machine backup fails returning 112 and other errors

I've encountered 112 error when attempting to back via Time Machine to Time Capsule: I've tried: Restarts, both Mac and Time Capsule Running Verify Backups available via Time Machine menu when ...
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Extracting data out of an old app on iOS

I have an app from which I'd like to extract some data, it's no longer being updated and will stop working as soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 due to sun setting of 32 bit support. The app contains two ...
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iCloud backup vs. your own

I had a mini crisis today after deleting some files by mistake. I have excellent Time Machine Backup to a local file server and have a history going back for a long time, and fine grained. However, ...
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How to make sure MacOS Recovery creates a Recovery Partition with Time Machine Restore?

I took a Time Machine backup to an external drive from old MacBook (Sierra) and then put it to a new one (High Sierra automatically) using macOS Recovery and "Restore From Time Machine Backup". Drive ...
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How to move Time Machine backups from an AirPort Time Capsule to a NAS

What steps should be taken to move an existing Time Machine backup from an AirPort Time Capsule to a NAS? Apple describes how to do this when the source and destination are both AirPort Time Capsules:...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to have two different WhatsApp backups in the same iCloud account

Currently I have WhatsApp backuped in my iCloud account. I want to change my phone number, not the iCloud account too. Still, I want to keep this backup. Is it possible to have in the same iCloud ...
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Recovering Corrupted Partition Table on Time Machine HD

I had a loss of power while I was restoring some data from a Time Machine backup. When I brought the computer back up, my 4TB drive was unusable, with OS X prompting me with a dialog that stated 'The ...
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What is Safari's AutoFillCorrections.db file?

Safari has a file called /Users/King/Library/Safari/AutoFillCorrections.db. It is sizably large and keeps changing a few times every hour. I'm thinking of excluding this from my Time Machine backup, ...
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Combine data of two or more iPhones

I have multiples iOS devices - a 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus, a 128 GB iPhone 6 and a 128 iPhone 6 Plus. I want to combine all the data on all these phones into a single iPhone. By data, i mean Photos, Mail, ...
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Is there a way to automatically check all JPG's for corrupted files?

I have a lot photos and recently I tried opening an older photo and it came up black, the next photo in the folder displayed properly except the bottom 10% of the photo was garbled green blocks, and ...
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External USB3 hard disk not mounting (10.11.6)

I have an external USB3 hard disk which used be my Time Machine backup drive. It is not mounting in Finder, but is showing up if I diskutil list. It sounds like it wants to mount - in fact, it sounds ...
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What is this TMCacheDelete log sequence?

I have a number of external drives used for Time Machine backups, including a Time Capsule. Since installing Sierra, backups to the TC have been significantly slower (e.g., 16 hours for a 2GB backup). ...
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How would one restore iCloud Drive documents from a local backup?

Unfortunately, I had to suddenly replace a lost MacBook. It has about 200GB of documents (almost anything that matters) in iCloud Drive. Open new MacBook Full Time Machine restore via Migration ...
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Retaining specific Time Machine backups

I created several Time Machine backups while I was running Mavericks. I upgraded to Yosemite and also backed it up on the same backup drive. I now have multiple backups of Mavericks and Yosemite on ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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How to combine an older Time Machine backup with a newer one

I have a client who was using a certain external drive as their Time Machine drive for a while. Then, they misplaced it. So, they got a new external drive and started using that. Now, they've found ...
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Timemachine backups on encrypted volume: What does 'decrypting' message mean?

I backup files on an encrypted volume with Timemachine (external disk, USB). The backup itself is not additionally encrypted. I noticed little message infos in the GUI window about "decrypting the ...
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I can't restore 'library' with support files from Time Machine

Due to an accident, my entire applications folder with all the support files, including plists and caches got deleted. I tried restoring by files from the most recent Time Machine backups but I ...
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How do I get TimeMachine to backup a FUSE filesystem?

I have - /Users/me/Documents/ /Users/me/Documents/ADocument ... /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/ /Users/me/Fuse4XFileSystem/AnotherDocument ... TimeMachine will happily backup /Users/me/Documents and ...

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