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Questions tagged [time-machine]

Time Machine is Apple's built-in backup software. Time Machine was first introduced on OS 10.5 Leopard.

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Suggestion for software to recover data after formatting [on hold]

I have an external hard drive which had two primary partitions one ext4 and one fat32. I have recently bought a macbook and I emptied the fat32 partition of the external drive to use it as a Time ...
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Gap in Apple Messages sent/received during macOS reinstall

I backed up my Mac with Time Machine, erased the drive, and reinstalled 10.14.4 from USB. After the install process was complete, I restored my data from the Time Machine backup I had made a couple ...
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Large external storage stops working after being connected for a long time

I have a 4 TB LaCie RUGGED USB-C external hard drive, and when it's connected to my MacBook Pro (13-inch mid 2014) for a long time without being used, it stops working. I do allow drives to sleep when ...
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Replacing HDD with SSD; what about non-APFS/APFS?

iMac 27-inch, Late 2013, macOS up-to-date I would like to back up my internal HDD (non-APFS) with Time Machine. Then erase the HDD. Then have the HDD replaced with a new internal SSD. Then restore ...
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Time Machine partition won't mount

I have an external drive with two partitions, the first of which I use for Time Machine backups. The other day I got a message telling me that my drive had been unplugged without being ejected first (...
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New SSD Fitted but Disk Utility Still Showing Old Disk

My 2013 Mac Mini with 1 TB Fusion drive was starting to run really slowly. I got a brand new 1 TB SSD fitted and am trying to restore from Time Machine, now. The restore can see the Time Machine ...
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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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Renamed /etc folder. I can't login anymore

I did a silly thing by renaming the /etc folder. I was asked for the admin password to change the folder's name. But it's not possible to rename it back to /etc. As if my password was wrong. I assume ...
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Wi-fi was wrong one [on hold]

How do you change wi-Fi on time capsule. It automatically set guest instead of secured setting . Tried soft rest still no place to change wi-fi
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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 backups over SMB for macOS Mojave

I recently setup SAMBA w- fruit extension and pointed my Mac laptop to it for backups. Everything seems to work ok. The mac automatically creates the sparse bundle file, claiming all the free space ...
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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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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 ...
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What are the drawbacks to reformatting my hard drive back to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from APFS

I am concerned about not being able to use Time Machine to back up my drive. I've been told that was due to my disk being formatted as APFS. What must be done to return my Mac to Mac OS Extended (...
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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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Different ways to update to SSD with a time machine

I have a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. I am updating to an SSD without a SATA to USB cable. , just sticking the SSD in an installing the OS. I have a recent time machine I have done some research ...
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Merge multiple Time Machine backup disk images

My MacBook Pro typically backups to my iMac Time Machine server. I went on a year long trip, during which time I switched my MBP to instead back up to my router (which acts as a NAS and runs a Time ...
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Is there a way to get macos to recognize my external hard drive without rebooting the operating system?

I have a 4TB external drive connected to my 2015 macbook pro. It has 2 2TB partitions. I use 1 for time machine backups and the other for other files. From time to time when I plug it into the USB ...
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Clone hard drive from 2017 Macbook Pro to 2012 iMac

My Macbook needs to be sent to the store for repair and I plan on making a block level clone of it to an unused iMac that I have. My question is will the iMac be able to boot and not crash due to the ...
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Creating an image from a Time Machine backup – “Operation Cancelled”

I want to convert an existing Time Machine backup (on an external HDD, encrypted) to a read-only archival image. I open Disk Utility and choose File » New Image » Image from Backup, which lets me ...
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Creating Encrypted Time Capsule disk is taking DAYS!

I bought a G-Drive 8TB external USB-C hard drive to use as a Time Machine disk for my new 15" 2018 MacBook which is appointed with 32GB of RAM & 4TB SSD storage. Snappiest MacBook you can buy, or ...
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Full Disk Encryption with Time Machine Backup

I don't know the appropriate setup to encrypt whole disk drive using FileVault 2 and Automatically backup it without issues. Currently, I'm using a 2nd-gen Intel i7 MBP running macOS High Sierra 10.13....
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Upgrade then restore, or the other way around?

I'm in a situation where I simply cannot upgrade my Mac – the installer says that my disk cannot be used as a startup disk. This probably has to do with me installing dual-boot partitions, but I'm not ...
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How can I access the photos in the iPhoto library from a different computer time capsule?

I have with me the time machine from my previous computer. I would like to browse the iPhoto library which is in this backup, ideally without restoring the entire library on my new computer, and ...
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Time Machine won't be able to backup to my external HDD

My Info device: macbook pro 2018 13' os: Mojave (version 10.14.3) backup device: WD my passport 2TB partition map: GUID Partition Map partition name: backup (format: mac os extended(...
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Will Time Machine backup an iTunes library that's stored on a network share?

I store my iTunes library on a Synology NAS and access it from an SMB share. The library is larger the SSD in my Macbook, so I cannot store it locally. Does Time Machine back a library that is on a ...
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Which MacBooks can run 10.11.3 OSX

MacBook Pro mid2012 was stolen. I want to restore the time machine back up to a replacement machine that I haven’t yet bought. My understanding is the backup includes the OS. I need to get an old ...
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Restore my Mac from a Time Machine backup on my Time Capsule

I don't use the wifi or router options of my Time Capsule, I only use its Ethernet. Do I need to activate the wifi in order to perform a restore? Thanks
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In Terminal, is it possible to “dscl . list /users” and “last” from a time machine backup from a previously owned mac?

Recently purchased and setup a new Mac and sent the old mac in for a refund. I no longer have the old mac in my possession. Even though I migrated to new from old, I'm curious to see if there was ...
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Safari won't load pages after system restore

I hope someone can advise please... A few days ago I had to restore my whole system from Time Machine backup after a power outage stopped my Mac from booting up. Everything seems fine, except for ...
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How can I delete all Time Machine backups of a given folder?

The delete all backups of dialog isn’t present when I right-click the folder in question. I am trying to delete all Time Machine backups of this folder including the ones found in the local snapshots....
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Professional Data Recovery solution: what to use?

I have a LaCie P9227 2TB drive partitioned 500GB for Time Machine and 1.5TB for Archive purposes. Two days ago the disk started failing (DriveDx utility indicated it as Failing), the TM partition ...
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Use an external disk shared to Mac via Windows for Time Machine

I have an external hard drive with 3 partitions partitions a exFAT connected to a Windows 10 PC. I am able to mount and access the disks on my Mac wirelessly but cannot get TimeMachine to use this ...
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Time Machine backups (2 backups at same time)

I have 2 questions regarding time machine backups: I have a touch bar MacBook Pro 15'' with 256GB SSD (let call it A) and macOS 10.14.3. Currently I perform a Time Machine backup on an external 1TB ...
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How can I get Time Machine to mount a local sparsebundle - error 45

I'm switching from a local backup disk to a local .sparsebundle so that I can easily save the encrypted .sparsebundle to remote storage. The following works: Mount the sparse bundle to /Volumes/foo ...
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Can't copy files from one hard drive to another (same sizes)

I have two external hard drives, both 2TB. I've been using one as a time machine drive and have filled up about half of it. The other drive isn't being used as a time machine, but rather I got it to ...
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What are the typical changes pushed to Macs when you enroll your own device to a company? [duplicate]

I have recently enrolled my Mac to a company that I am working with. After the enrollment the performance of the machine drastically degraded. When I decided to un-enroll, I contacted the helpdesk ...
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How Does Time Machine Check for “Runtime Corruption” and How Do I Reset It?

After working quite happily for months, Time Machine running with a NAS as a backup destination has suddenly decided that my backup is "corrupt" after failing a check for "runtime corruption" and is ...
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Back up other drive using Time Machine

I'm trying to diagnose & fix some problem on my MacBook Pro - the machine randomly hard-crashes instantly & shuts down. I have a somewhat-old Time Machine backup of the drive on an external ...
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Can’t restore from Time Machine on Mojave

I’m on the latest Mojave. Tried full restore from the backup and caught an error. (“error: -5000” while the restore process was copying a _MASReceipt/receipt file from one of the apps.) Tried ...
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Whole system backup boot-camp included

I have access to a 1TB drive. I need to backup the MacBook which I have access to, which has a version of Windows on it via Bootcamp. I have learned that Time Machine does not keep track of windows ...
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TimeMachine Backup of APFS SSD in Mojave Never Completes

I am trying to setup up TimeMachine to a network attached storage (NAS) drive. My setup is successful, but like many others with an APFS partition (instead of HFS+), TimeMachine never completes the ...
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How can I repair my Mac so Time Machine backup will work?

I'm trying to backup my computer for the first time running Yosemite OS. The time machine fails, despite trying with two different external USB 3 drives with this error partway into the Time Machine ...
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reclaiming space on TimeCapsule

I tried deleting old backups in order to make space for more. I deleted a bunch with finder, then discovered no space was actually reclaimed. I tried emptying the trash - it ran for three days, ...
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Airport Time Capsule - check backups with another laptop

My laptop is dead. I got an AirPort Time Capsule, and I want to check if there is a fresh backup inside. But because my laptop doesn't start up anymore, is it possible to use another computer to check ...
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Combine Time Machine backups in Mojave

My Time Machine backup drive became corrupt. It would take several minutes to mount, and then MacOS would warn me to back up the data. When I tried copying Backups.backupdb out I got "Error Code -36"...
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Timemachine backups to Encrypted APFS partition. Checkbox turn off encryption

I am trying to use a newly created APFS encrypted case sensitive APFS partition with Time Machine backups. If I do not check the box encrypt backups, it prompts for the password to turn off encryption....
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TimeMachine setup backup to internal harddrive

I want to setup TimeMachine backup to my internal hard-drive on MacBookPro with Mojave 10.14.3 (I know it is not safe in case the hard-drive fails!) So I added a new encrypted AFPS volume. But in ...
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Large external HD array for a Mac mini with RAID to run the Mac mini as a NAS

I'm looking at getting a NAS to store about 12 TB of data (but would like expansion options in future). The main purpose of the NAS would be to: Backup Have cloud files like Google drive and ...
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How to ensure Time-Machine can rollback to a specific-date backup? (not deleting it)

I just upgraded from El Captain to Mojave and I have a Time Machine backup of the instant before starting the upgrade. I need to be able to eventually restore the previous operative system, but I am ...