Questions tagged [backup]

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

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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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.
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Time Machine snapshots become dataless

Why are my Time Machine local snapshots appearing "healthy" in the Terminal window and then a few hours later, the same snapshots are suffixed with "dataless". Then, no more snapshots are added. I ...
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Due to problems with Time Machine, I've switched to Backblaze as my backup. Is this as useful as Time Machine?

I encountered a problem with Time Machine and it has stopped working. I tried the suggested repair path but it didn't work. I have turned off Time Machine and switched to Backblaze as my backup option....
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How do you save files locally to a Mac while having iCloud backup enabled?

I'm attempting to clean up a iCloud account a little bit; it's on the free tier and it's full of photos. I assumed I could copy-paste the photos on the Macbook from the synced iCloud directory to a ...
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Time Machine: first backup keeps growing while backing up, never completes

I'm trying to use Time Machine for backups on an AirPort Time Capsule. The initial backup has been running for weeks (with some interruptions inbetween) but has never completed. When I stop and ...
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Unable to backup my iPhone using iTunes. Error: Insufficient space on my Mac

I am trying to backup my old iPhone 7 to my Mac, so that I can restore it to the new iPhone XS. iTunes keeps giving me an error stating Unable to backup due to insufficient space on the computer. The ...
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Time Machine stopped working

I have an iMac running High Sierra version 10.13.6. Attached via the USB port is a 4 TB HDD with a 1 TB partition I use for backups. I've been using Time Machine with the TimeMachineEditor app for ...
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“Full Disk Access” for backup tool running as cron job [duplicate]

I'm running a command-line backup tool (duplicity) as a cron job. But in Mojave, there is a new user data protection feature called "Full Disk Access" (part of the TCC access control framework) that ...
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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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Photos lost in iCloud due to turning off during backup

Recently I purchased the .99 cent 50g iCloud backup and attempted to back up my 1000 photos. Unbeknownst to me my daughter was also logged in under my Apple ID user info. When backup process started ...
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Is there a way to restrict Time Machine backups to a given size?

I'm using a Time Capsule to do Backups, I've been doing this for a while now. The problem is that the backup begins small and with time it becomes huge. So restricting its size would make Time Machine ...
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ExFAT does not support resizing - how can I partition it in order to use TimeMachine backup?

I have a 4TB external drive formatted as ExFAT file system with single partition, and I've already stored approximately about 800GB of files on it, and I decided to create a partition on this drive to ...
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What is the recommended (official) way to backup apple books (iBook) purchases?

What is the recommended way to make a backup of all the books I have purchased with Apple books (formerly known as iBooks), preferably using macOS? Or may there is even an official way recommended by ...
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iPhone 5c is not found by iTunes

So, I've got a new iPhone SE and an old 5c and I wanna transfer/sync the old one into the new one. The "bring the new phone close to an old one" and sync by bluetooth doesn't cut it cuz it requires ...
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Time Machine backup: Does it create a disk image? Or replicate data on the backup drive?

When I use Time Machine to backup my MBP hard drive: Does it create a disk image? Or replication data on the backup drive? Am asking because I wonder whether erasing the hard drive, reinstalling OS, ...
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What possible data can I lose if I backup iPhone to iTunes and then restore?

I heard that restoring iOS could eliminate the Other category bloating problem. But I'm very OCD about all my data and have a lot of apps. Also I know that iTunes don't backup apps anymore (even with ...
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If you backup your iPhone using iTunes, is it a full backup even if on the iCloud settings it's not?

I only have 5 GB of iCloud storage. So my iCloud backup settings on my iPhone, i didn't include Photos (cause I have 6 GB worth of photos). Now if I wanna do a full backup of my iPhone, does the ...
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When is Apple Watch backed up to a paired iPhone?

I'm unsure about exactly when an Apple Watch gets backed up to an iPhone with which it is paired. Online sources are a bit vague and say a variety of things (some are perhaps outdated). Is it only ...
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iPhone keyboard dictionary is not restored from iCloud backup

I recently took my iPhone SE for a battery replacement. As with any other iPhone service, I was asked to backup everything. I did the backup in iCloud which includes everything that the backup allows. ...
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iPhone X: Deleting old backup

Does deleting an old backup just delete the backup? So that I have more room in my iCloud to do another backup? Just want to make sure if it doesn't wipe out everything on my iPhone.