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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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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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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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Time Machine fails backup after working fine for years

About a month ago, Time Machine stopped being able to complete a backup after 5 years of working fine. The backup makes it part way through and then just stops. I'm on a MacBook Pro 2013 running High ...
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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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Is it faster to resize a Time Machine partition, or completely wipe it and back up again from scratch?

I have a ~500GB Time Machine partition I'd like to shrink slightly. My internal source partition is around 400GB. Resizing the partition would be extremely slow, since Disk Utility has to check all ...
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How can I set Time machine interval to several minutes in Mojave?

I want to set Time machine interval to 15 minutes, instead of Apple default 1hr. What I want is: Time machine Interval of 15 minutes. Time machine backup should respect battery/power status, meaning ...
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Time Machine says “not enough space” but there is (USB connected drive)

I read the thread for a large network-connected drive but I think it did not answer my question. MacbookPro (23 inch, 2017) with 10.13 uses an external drive for backup. The computer has about 90 ...
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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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macOS Mojave local snapshots

I just upgraded my Mac to Mojave and can no longer see any backup volume mounted even though Time Machine is enabled, my disk has enough space, and therefore should be used to store local backups.. ...
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Time Machine media not bootable anymore

I have been using Time Machine since its inception. For years, Time Machine caused my backup disks to be bootable. Very convenient for recovery operations. Recently, I deployed two new Time Machine ...
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Red bar in time machine

I am using time machine against a NAS. From all appearances the backups are working successfully. And yet, when I enter time machine it shows a red bar, which as far as i know means “offline” or ...
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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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Why does my Time Machine external drive unmount overnight after upgrade to Mojave?

I use a LaCie Quadra RAID drive as my Time Machine drive. It's directly connected to the USB socket on my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014, macOS 10.14.1). It's been fine for years. It may be a ...
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Apple Mail won't login after Migration Assistant transfer

I recently used Migration Assistant to bring data to a new Mac Mini from a Time Machine backup on my old Mac. After finishing, I am unable to connect to my mail account as it gives the error "unable ...
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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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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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Get free space despite no local snapshots

Bootcamp only allows me to get 40Go of free space where I'm supposed to get 64Go according to "About this mac". When using diskutil , I have 58 Go. I then try to get rid of AFPS additional space and ...
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Reinstall Mac OS. Will time machine really work?

I installed a lot of OSS packages when I got my new MacBook. After many updates and 2 OS upgrades XCode command line tools has REALLY gored itself. IT thinks it is installed. But everything I try ...
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Delete certain file from TimeMachine using tmutil

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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How to quickly cut remove all but the most recent Time Machine OSX backups from a machine no longer in use?

I've seen all these useful questions and answers (a, b, c, d, e), but it seems like they come down to manually repeating tmutil delete <path> for EACH backup. I had my old machine for three ...
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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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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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Change TimeMachine destination from hostname to IP

I use TimeMachine to create backups on a NAS over the SMB protocol. tmutil destinationinfo tells me, that my destination is something like Kind : Network URL : smb://username@nasnetworkname._smb....
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tell-tale file to know whether Mojave is installed

I'd like to revert to High Sierra from Mojave via Time Machine. I've already wiped the drive and installed a Mojave Time Machine backup, but I'd like to go back even further. The presence of what ...
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'tmutil listbackups' doesn't work with tmux in Mojave

I've tried to list past TM backups while running in a tmux session, but the solution described in this question doesn't seem to work on macOS Mojave any longer: root@nomi ~> tmutil listbackups 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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Trouble restoring Photos library from Time Machine

My photos were synchronised trough iCloud between my iPhone and my Mac (Mojave). I erased by thousand of photos of the iPhone, thinking they will stay on my Mac. I was wrong, and the corresponding ...
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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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downgraded from Mojave - now VERY slow computer

I installed Mojave and started having lots of screen freezes and had to restart the computer every 5-8 minutes. After all the suggested fixes and no change in performance, I wiped the computer clean ...
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Time Machine for reformatted external FileVault drive: how to explore files in backups; make future backups incremental from there

After the latest backup of an FileVault-encrypted SD was made on TimeMachine, I manually moved the its contents to another disk, then reformatted it, again as encrypted volume, and moved the file ...
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High Sierra with Yosemite Time machine restore

I had made a High Sierra clear installation in my old Mac Book Pro 13"(Mid 2010) where I had put also a new SSD HD. After this I restored my Yosemite Time Machine backup. It said that it will erase my ...
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Why am I getting “Time Machine is backing up an encrypted disk to an unencrypted disk” when I'm not using encryption?

I have a new MacBook Pro 2018 model. It is using APFS but I have not enabled File Vault. I'm backing up to a Synology NAS, just but when I run my backups, I get the message: Time Machine is ...
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Restoring from Time Machine backup without the issues causing the need to reinstall but keeping apps and settings

My Mac Pro has been acting horrible the last few months. I've decided to try and reinstall Mojave hoping this will eliminate the issue. I have backups, but am concerned that the cruft accumulated ...
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Reading my Time Machine backup

iMac just had a new drive fitted after original drive crashed. Previous IOS had name douglas and accessed time machine. New name has been entered as "user". Entering time machine on new iOS, I can ...
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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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Why do I get this warning everytime I run First Aid: warning: crypto_val: object (oid 0x4): invalid state.major_version (0)

I have a new MacBook Pro 2018 running High Sierra. I just completed Migration Assistance and configured Time Machine backups. Shortly after I complete my first backup, the MacBook rebooted ...
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How to delete all local TimeMachine snapshots

I have automatic backup enabled and local TimeMachine snapshots take a large amount of disk space. This space is listed as purgeable in disk info, but cannot be actually used until the system decides ...
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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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Macbook Pro Really slow after time machine recovery

I've a 2012 MBP. I recently upgraded to mojave and everything was fine and dandy in terms of speed and everything. However, my hard drive failed. Luckily I had just done a time machine backup a few ...
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Time Machine new copy of recently restored file, how to avoid?

I removed ~/Text folder some time ago, and recently restored it from a backup. I did not do any changes to the folder, but during next backup it was saved to backup again without linking to folder ...
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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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Clone Time Machine volume

My backup disk is getting full, so I bought a bigger one and I'm trying to copy the backups to it (the current backup size is 1.5TB) I tried following the instructions in the official support ...
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Consolidate and Archive Old Time Machine Back-ups

I have four different Time Machine Back-ups on three different drives that total less than 4TB. I want to consolidate all four back-ups on one drive and free-up the other drives for use. I do not ...
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Multiple “Disk not ejected properly” messages during sleep

When I hook up a WD My Book 3TB external hard drive to my 2016 MacBook Pro via a third party USB-C to USB-A hub and let the computer sleep during the night, this is what I’m greeted with the next ...
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Time Machine Warp

Maybe someone can help me out of the mess I've made. I'm on a Mac running High Sierra with a ton of Time Machine backups. I ALREADY followed the link as to how to delete the backups and did that. ...
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Use external hard drive with TimeMachine backups on reformatted computer

I’ve backed up my computer using Time Machine on an external hard drive. I then reformatted the hard drive and then installed the OS. I would like to continue to use the same external hard drive to ...
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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 ...