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

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TimeMachine backup broken after upgrading

After recently upgrading my Mac, TimeMachine started suggesting that it had verified the integrity of the backup and that I needed to start a new backup. I have my backup on a NAS mounted as afs on my ...
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all file names are strange or “corrupted” in time machine backup

My father bought a new computer and is trying to restore from a time machine backup of the old computer on an external drive. I am helping him using a remote screen view by skype. On the external TM ...
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Time Machine failing (.inProgress)

My Time Machine recently stopped working. When it tries to create a backup, it quickly fails with the error: "Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup folder." The ...
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Is it OK for Time Machine to take a long time to decrypt a freshly formatted encrypted disk?

I'm new to Time Machine. I just this week got an external hard disk and am starting to use it. My Time Machine backups were spending a significant amount of time in the encryption phase. Upon reading ...
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How can I access call history that no longer shows up on my phone?

I understand that the call log on the iPhone only holds 100 calls.I missed a call a few weeks ago and I know the approximate date and time I received it. Scrolling through the call log on the iPhone I ...
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iPhone syncing to wrong device name in iTunes

I have an iPhone SE with iOS12, that was migrated from 5s a year ago, but in iTunes it shows its as iPhone 4s and iOS 8.3 and syncs to this. No other device is listed although it is in the Manage ...
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iTunes requesting password to create the very first iPhone backup

This question is similar to others e.g. here but I still can't find a solution. I am trying to back up my iPhone for the very first time on a brand new MacBook Pro. When I log in to iTunes to ...
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Freeing up space on external hard drive after deleting time machine backups?

I had a external hard drive in use for Time machine, but now use a different one, so wanted to free up the space. I removed the HD from the Time machine backup drives, then deleted the Backups....
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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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Restoring the RAW external backup drive Time Machine backups

My external hard drive suddenly started to be recognised as one RAW partition. This drive had all of my Time Machine backups. With EaseUS Data Recovery software I was able to recover Backups.backupdb ...
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How far is my Time Machine “preparing backup” step?

I want to do a Time Machine backup and it's not the first time I do it in this external hard drive, so Time Machine is doing the "preparing backup" step since a few minutes. As it's been quite long I ...
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How to make SSD Drive bootable from a disk utilies restore [duplicate]

My mid-2009 mac book pro hard drive is dying so I bought an SSD to replace it. I tried plugging in the ssd drive to the mac via a usb to sata connection and using SuperDuper to copy the contents (saw ...
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Can I put my Photos library on an external hard drive also used for Time Machine?

So, I am new to Macs, and I have a MacBook Air. I've got lots of phots to import into the Photos program, so I decided to stick them all on an external hard drive. I have also used that hard drive ...
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Can I safely delete three icloud drive (archive) folders that take almost 80GB of storage?

I know there's already a similar question about this, but the answer "If you don't need their contents, you can delete both of them." is not clear to me because I need the contents, just not three ...
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Location of blocked numbers within iTunes backup

Tools such as iExplorer allow you to easily browse through an iTunes backup and it's contents, and then things like the plist command for converting preferences down to readable XML. Where would the ...
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Can I eject and remount an external drive Time Machine is backing up?

If I include an external drive in my time machine backup, can I be sure it will always be backed up any time it's mounted? What if I dismount it and then later remount it? Will Time Machine gracefully ...
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Where to configure Time Machine quota when backing up to Mac Server

We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup ...
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Disk Utility First Aid Fails on Time Machine Disk

I've been backing up my Mac with Time Machine on an external hard drive for several years. I recently plugged the external drive into my Mac, it spent a long time running fsck_hfs and finally showed ...
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What Would Cause APFS Volumes to Show Up Under the Wrong Disk?

I’ve got a pretty interesting APFS problem. There are two volumes on one, internal drive, and two that were cloned from it, on an external. All four volumes show up under the internal drive, even ...
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Restore deleted contacts from iCloud without iCloud backup

iphone se ios 11.4 I am following this post, but the answer there doesnt answer the question. Recover a deleted contact without iCloud backups I deleted a contact accidentally, and the contacts ...
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Backup Photos photobook templates

I want to backup the photobook templates in Photos, because they will be discontinued at the end of the month and I want to continue to use them. I found a cache here, /Users/user/Library/Containers/...
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How to repair, merge, or “update” (using rsync ?) partially downloaded/backed up duplicate icloud archives?

When I used icloud drive on my mac, and then disabled it, it moved all of my desktop files and documents to an archive. This happened multiple times. Now, I am no longer using this feature and I want ...
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Searching for lost .pem file in time machine back up

I recently had to wipe my apple mac, and I have been using time machine to back up my mac. I would like to retrieve a specific file (a .pem file) which I use to log in to my Uni server. I have tried ...
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iCloud is full but iphone storage is empty

Is that possible to backup all the photos from iCloud into iphone storage? How to do that?
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Issues with WIFI Authentification pages

I realized yesterday that I could not see authentification pages of some WIFI. I'm running High Sierra 10.13. Apparently to solve this issue I have to go to Keychain Access > Preferences > ...
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How to I make a one-time copy of the latest time machine archive?

I've found Is there a faster way to copy time machine files from one disk to another? but that covers different issues. This one looked interesting, but that is copying the whole drive to another "...
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Where to does macOS's iTunes save iPhone's back data?

I have done a backup of data from my iPhone to my macOS. And I don't know where iTunes saved it to on my computer. No notification, no pop ups, just nothing. Just latest backup time. How can I know ...
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Make Time Machine use two drives from Terminal

My desire is to have two identical Time Machine backups on two different locally attached drives. My first thought was a clone via Carbon Copy Cloner, but it won't do it, because Apple won't let third ...
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Recommended way to move data when changing hard drive in a Mac

I'm considering upgrading the SSD in my mid 2014 MacBook Pro. I'm wondering: If I backup my hard drive with Time Machine, will I be able to use Time Machine to paste my current content (whole or ...
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Does upgrading macOS causes one to lose data?

I am currently running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my Mac. I am in the process of upgrading the OS to the current public release macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. Will I lose my data during the upgrade process?
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Difficulty to inherit Time Machine backups on new MacBook Pro

I'm having difficulties to inherit Time Machine backups on a new MacBook Pro. I've read many Q&A on the same topic, but none was a solution for my case (that's why I don't think this is a ...
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How should I do my first Time Machine backups?

I am new to Macs and was wondering how to create a restore partition (which I read about in one of the answers) in order to do my first backup. Also, should the first backup be kept separate, in ...
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Is it normal to be signed out of all services and accounts when moving iOS devices?

today I replaced my iPad because the old one was damaged. I restored from an iCloud backup. The restore went ok, but I must re-authenticate / sign-in to every app which connects to a web backend (...
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Downgrade macOS 10.14 to 10.13 using Migration Assistant

I am currently running the macOS 10.14 beta on my Macbook and I wish to downgrade to High Sierra (10.13). I do have time machine backups from when I was still on 10.13, but I want to keep all my ...
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How does Time Machine work?

I want to do a fresh re-installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on my computer. To do so: I uninstalled all unwanted apps. Backed up my computer with Time Machine. First question After ...
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unable to restore backup because not enough space

I tried restoring a backup I created from my iPhone (it had more than 20Gb free out of 64Gb) but when I wanted to restore this backup I found out the backup iTunes created was 61.5Gb, so whenever I ...
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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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Backup and sync icon not showing on task bar.

Just got an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.4. I ran Migration Assistant from my old Mac Mini running El Capitan 10.11.6 and all seemed to work fine. However, the Backup and Sync icon on the toolbar is ...
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Data recovery for another user?

I'm attempting to recover data from an external drive used as a Time Machine backup for a now deceased user. The Mac that it was attached to is now long gone. My first attempt lets me generally read ...
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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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iTunes encryption Password

Is there a way to access iTunes encryption password on Windows 10? I can't remember the password and without the password ,I can't restore my backup on a new iPhone. The old iPhone is broken ..
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Which folders should be copied when performing a manual backup?

I know that Time Machine and various backup softwares can be used to save some or all Mac data. However, if I don't want to use any of them and simply copy data to an external hard drive, which ...
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Applescript to turn HDDs off during day, and back on at night

I figure I should ask my first question, I'm curious to see how an Applescript could control my HDD that my TimeMachine is backed-up on to un-mount during the day, and back on before the scheduled ...
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Each of my Time Machine backup is over 100MB

And when I run tmutil compare in the terminal, RIGHT after the latest backup is complete, it just start spitting every single file in my system: ! (xattrs) /.vol ! 8.0K (...
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How to make sure apps remain available after upgrading macOS?

I want to upgrade macOS on my father's Mac, as it's quite out of date (currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8). I understand how to back up files before upgrading, but what about apps? For example, he ...
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Time Capsule/Time Machine volume slow to process with tmutil

My 2TB Time Capsule has functioned as our home router and backup device for years. It's not very fast at backing up over network, but since this is a passive activity it's never been a problem. I ...
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Save iPhone backup offline

Is it possible to download an iCloud backup of my iPhone to save offline? I want to achieve this without the use of iTunes syncing. EDIT: I would like to download the backup onto my Mac and then ...
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Using Carbon Copy Cloner 4 to create encrypted bootable HFS+ clones from APFS source

Background According to the Carbon Copy Cloner documentation CCC4 cannot clone the Recovery HD from an APFS source to an HFS+ target: Note: CCC v4 requires an HFS+ formatted source for creating ...
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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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Secure iPhone data whilst getting repaired

I've got to give my iPhone to a 3rd party repair shop to get a smashed screen replaced. The official Apple store is too far away, and the wait time is too long. My iPhone is running the latest iOS 11....