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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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How to completely reset or remove and restore Safari in Mojave

Safari is bugged in my macbook. It's a macbook air 2019 with mojave 10.14.5 The problem is I can't delete bookmarks nor save new ones on it because it ask to keep or remove firefox bookmarks, which ...
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Netatalk disk not shown in TimeMachine, manual connect via afp works

I set up netatalk on Ubuntu to backup via TimeMachine to one partition there over my network. I can connect to the partition through the Finder Go... menue. But I cannot see an option to create a new ...
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Use Time Machine disk as regular disk without deleting all the files

I have a disk that was a Time Machine backup for some photo files. I now want to use that disk as a regular disk. Can I do that without erasing the photo files?
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How do I restore deleted Messages from a Time Machine backup?

My father deleted all his text messages from his iCloud account yesterday. By the time I found out about it, it was too late to restore them from the iCloud backup. Is it possible to restore them from ...
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External HD (Time Machine) sleep issues

I have a 4TB WD external hard drive with three partitions on it, one being a Time Machine partition. When a Time Machine backup is running and the computer goes to sleep, it triggers a few different ...
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If Migration Assistant is interrupted, will it resume from where it left off?

I stopped my MA and started it again and the new estimated spaces to transfer are different (I took a picture before the first attempt). Just want to make sure that’s what’s happening, and not that ...
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Is it necessary to “Restore” files from a Time Machine backup if I can already access them directly from the backup disk using Finder?

I have an external hard drive that I've separated into two partitions: one that I use for additional file storage, and one that I use as a dedicated Time Machine backup disk. Something has gone wrong ...
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Tags are showing folders from Time Machine Hard Drive

I am using macbook pro with macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I created a yellow tag for one of my folders and when I click on Yellow tag from finder, finder displays folders from my time machine backups as well....
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Time Machine Backup: separate configurations for different drives?

I have limited storage on a NAS to which Time Machine backs up documents. I’ve excluded system file directories and a few more to save space. I also have a large portable drive. A few times a year I ...
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Backup disk not recognized by Time Machine

I am having trouble getting Time Machine to recognize my backup external HD, which is mounted and has been used successfully (yesterday) before. Background: I just partitioned my drive to do a Boot ...
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Using Time Machine with 2 internal drives

My sister's 2012 MacBook is running terribly slow, so I adviced her to install an ssd. Since there are budget constraints, the best option would be to install de HDD in the optical bay place for ...
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Creating different quotas for specific machines with Time Machine?

I've got Ubuntu server 18 running AFP (Netatalk 3.1.12) and avahi dæmon. This takes the role of a time machine server I use with currently one mac. I would like to use this with several other macs, ...
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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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Finding and Renaming Mislabeled Duplicates

I inadvertently formatted a Time Machine backup external hard drive. I was able to recover many of the files, but not the names of those files. All of the recovered files have generic names like "...
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What is the best approach to ejecting disk while in sleep mode, scheduled?

So, I have an external HDD which is being used for Time Machine. After getting to home, I usually connect my MacBook to a HDD via Hub and put it into sleep mode. Because I sometimes get back home ...
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Pulling out WhatsApp from backup - without restoring iPhone

I have Mac (now Pro, then Air)- and iPhone backup regularly using TimeMachine. Is there a way restoring only backed-up text from WhatsApp without restoring entire iPhone?
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I need to transfer the data form a time machine backup SSD to my local hard drive

I need to transfer the data from an SSD containing my Time Machine Backup to my current MacBook Pro. I don't want to restore the backup or settings. When I try to copy the Backups.backupdb it says ...
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Cannot Open .Sparsebundle

My computer crashed few days ago, I took it to computer store and they told me that the logic board is damaged but the hard drive is fine. So they migrated all files from old mac to a new mac. All ...
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Ejecting external SSD or sparsebundle disk image doesn't complete (macOS 10.14.x)

I use an external SSD for Time Machine. The SATA SSD sits in a dock which is connected via USB3. The SSD mounts correctly and is used by Time Machine correctly. If I eject the SSD from Finder (by ...
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After Security Update 2019-003, OpenLDAP is corrupted. How can I recover?

I installed the Security Update 2019-003 this morning. The update went awry, and produced on (postgres) induced panic on the host, a second attempt succeeded. After the update, slapd will not launch ...
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Reseting password on employer's network account time machine backup

I recently used a time machine backup from my former work computer to give my personal computer a fresh start. I just restored the backup from my work computer (which I've now handed back in) to my ...
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efficient duplication of Time Machine backups to remote location

I have been using both Arq and Time Machine for backup for years, but a year or so ago I got unlimited Google Drive space and decided to try making a remote backup (with Arq) of my Time Machine drive. ...
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Where is Time Machine restoration software installed?

I am seeking to upgrade a MacBook Air MacBookAir4,1 (11-inch, Mid 2011), running OS X El Capitan and Office 2011. The SSD is documented here. If a Time Machine backup is made, does the new SSD need ...
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Login and Finder problems after Time Machine restore

Following a keyboard problem on a MacBook Pro (2017 I think), I created 3 separate Time Machine backup (yes, I'm that paranoid) on 3 separate USB 3.0 drives. After keyboard replacement I restored ...
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iMac runs from external SSD. How do I use Time Machine to back up the external SSD to the internal HDD?

I am using an external SSD as my iMac boot drive, and that is terrific. I want to back that up using Time Machine and have the back up on my old internal HDD in the iMac. How do I do it?
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Interpreting various First Aid error messages

Can someone provide documentation or their own knowledge to interpret the below messages? I've researched this diligently but no post has the same combination of messages that I have. There are 5 ...
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Transfer time machine backups from unmountable HDD

I am attempting to access time machine backups on an external hard drive that I have, and transfer them over to a new HDD. Both drives are 2TB. The drive with the time machine backups will not mount, ...
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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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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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Requirements for restoring a Time Machine backup from a sparsebundle?

I have a Time Machine sparsebundle backup on an NTFS volume on a USB drive. When I wanted to restore from it I connected it and the volume was mounted as read-only, but I was unable to mount the ...
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Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration? [duplicate]

Does Time machine backup apps data and OS configuration or just apps and files? Coming from Windows with a 3rd party full disk image backup(Note :I mean a disk clone, not the Windows' default backup ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to backup my Macs to iCloud?

I have the 2 TB iCloud storage plan and back up my iPhones and iPads there. How do I configure Time Machine to do the same with my MacBook Pro's and Mac Mini's?
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Restoring CCC or TimeCapsule from MacBookPro (2017) to new (2018)

I had a MacBook Pro 2017 stolen. Luckily I have 2 backups: Time capsule (day old) Carbon Copy Cloner USB hard drive (30 days old) MacBook Pro 2017 was running Sierra (or High Sierra?) now I forgot ...
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Error on TimeMachine (unable to backup)

Until the mid-april I was used Time Machine with no problem but now no backup is possible (Time Machine starts, finds the drive, prepares the copy and stops). In the log I have found the following ...
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How to connect to SMB network drive only when on network?

I use an SMB network drive as a Time Machine backup from a Macbook on my home network. What is the correct way of "lazily" connecting to that network drive so that it automatically connects when I'm ...
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Time Machine says “Next backup: When disk is connected” even though disk is connected - Redux

Before pouncing gleefully on this question, claiming it has already been answered, no! It was asked, but not answered here: Time Machine says "Next backup: When disk is connected" even ...
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I am trying to clone a 2TB drive that has mac os x 10.6.8 onto a smaller drive but dont know what I am doing

I have a Mac Pro that I cant install an OS onto at the moment because I do not have snow leopard. I do have a bootable 2TB Western Digital drive that comes from an identical Mac Pro that has 10.6.8 ...
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macOS Mojave - Time Machine - not unmounting network drive

Got a problem with Time Machine that appears to be Spotlight related. Time Machine is not unmounting/ejecting the network backup drive which is preventing me from do stuff on the backup drive. 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 [closed]

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 ...