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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 repair Time Machine error Failed to mount with dissenter { DAStatus = 49218; }

All of a sudden, my Time Machine backup, which is on a NAS, would not work any more. In the log, I find 2022-05-20 01:41:16.121723+0200 localhost backupd[494]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:...
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Time machine won't recognize Lenovo laptop plugged in via USB to USB-C cable

I have a Lenovo laptop, running Ubunutu 14.04 LTS, and I want to connect its hard drive to my MacBook Air running MacOS Catalina 10.15.6. I have them connected via newly bought USB to USB-C cable, but ...
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Delete timemachine backups - not by date, but by disk

I'm on Big sur I have several disks on my mac. Some of this disks have been changed by others or went wrong, etc. Now they are not there any more. But if I go in my time machine drive I see the ...
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High Sierra Time Machine back up disk unusable

I recently switched out my old Seagate Barracuda HDD for a OWC SSD 3G in my late 2009 iMac 27", fantastic results. But when restoring from a Time Machine back up made just minutes prior opening ...
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How to export Time Machine exclusions or list them in Terminal

I have a Mac running Time Machine and it has dozens of exclusions that were added through the Time Machine UI. How can I export this list? Using tmutil in Terminal, I am able to access Time Machine ...
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USB Drive Password Not Stored in Keychain

I have an encrypted external USB drive which I am using as a TimeMachine backup drive. I have to enter the password every time I log into my machine, despite checking the box "Remember this ...
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Disable TimeMachine with AppleScript and Automator on Monterey?

I was using an App created with Automator to quikly disable and enable Time Machine backups on my Mac with just one click. I was using a command that for some reason seems to doesn't work since I ...
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Why are my Timemachine snapshots being deleted almost immediately?

I am on Big Sur and realise that Timemachine is not keeping local snapshots anymore. I have already tried turning automatic backups off/on in Timemachine. I created a few manually and within a few ...
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Space manager is invalid on APFS volume inside sparebundle on NAS

I cannot get the sparsebundle to mount on my synology NAS drive, the error returned suggests that it's corrupted. I have re-installed macOS and I'm looking to restore the files from the backup. ...
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Where is Maps data stored? Need to find old Favorite, info not in User Library Maps,

Where is Maps data stored? All I see in Maps in the my User Library is "report a problem". I want to find an old Map Favorite on backup or TimeMachine. Thanks
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Is it possible to save the latest backup from a Time Machine backup drive?

I have an old Time Machine backup drive containing backups of my old laptop. I would like to format and repurpose the drive, but at the same time want to archive the latest backup in case I ever need ...
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time machine not able to complete backup

I have an external 5 hard drive, that I use for time machine backups and for storing other data (images and so on). It used to work just fine and I could do regular backups. For over a month now I ...
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WD Hard Disk not Mounting/First Aid not Running

My hard disk has decided to not mount anymore. It has a partition, one I use for Time Machine and the other I use for storing files. This is what diskutil list looks like. Is my work all gone? ...
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How can I backup just user data to an external drive that anyone can read?

I'm trying to back up a mac for a friend who move and left her 2020 iMac 27 (intel) with me. She is having me send her the data from it and then sell the mac. The 1TB SSD iMac hard drive is in APFS ...
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Example of using APFS local snapshots to backup (snapshot), diff and restore a folder in macOS 12+?

I have a folder I want to experiment with. Unfortunately the folder is several hundred gigabytes and I don't want to spend time backing it up again and restoring it if something goes sideways on me. ...
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How to get Time Machine backup out of "Backup in use" state without originating computer

I have (well, had) a Late 2013 MacBook Pro running Big Sur backing up via Time Machine to a Time Capsule. That MacBook died a sudden and horrible death with no chance of ever booting again. In an ...
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Accessing macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra Time Machine backup drive on macOS 12.3.1 Monterey

I have a Time Machine backup from an older 2010 iMac running macOS 10.13.6 that I would like to access from my new Mac that's running macOS 12.3.1. When I connect the drive to my new Mac, the drive ...
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Resetting drive data to test com.apple.TimeMachine DoNotOfferNewDisksForBackup

I'd like to be able to test automated disabling of TimeMachine asking to use a new drive. It's also made me curious about how macOS/OSX identifies "New Disks" vs ones it's seen before, and ...
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How can I convert a local time machine backup to a network accessible backup?

I have a disk that I was using to locally backup my MBP to. I now have a Mac mini, and would like to share the disk over SMB so I can back up the MBP over the network. I have already tried plugging in ...
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Time Machine believes that iMovie Library is deleted, when iMovie is open

I have a Mac Mini (Mid-2011 model), running Mac OS X 10.11.6, with iMovie 10.1.6. I have a iMovie Library.imovielibrary file in the ~/Movies folder, which contains all my iMovie projects. When I don't ...
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My backups are not showing up at all despite taking up space

I recently created a partition (APFS, Case-Sensitive, Encrypted) on a hard drive to use as a Time Machine backup for my MacBook (Air, 2020, M1, running Monterey 12.0.1). I then used Time Machine to ...
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Migration from Intel Mojave to Monterey M1 mac

What is the best way of migrating my data from an old intel Mojave MBP to a new Monterey M1 MBP? I will soon have to migrate an old (10+ years) MBP running Mojave (the latest and greatest OS it can ...
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How can I restore Notes from a time machine backup?

I originally had the Notes app syncing to my Google account. I changed my google password 8 months ago and never bothered to update it on my machine. Today I went to Notes/Accounts and unchecked the ...
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Cannot restore mail from TM under Catalina

Time Machine seems not to work with Apple Mail. If you enter Time Machine from Apple Mail, you are supposed to be able to see your email in all your backups. But if I try to do this, I cannot travel ...
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Time Machine reintegration

Apologies if this has been asked and answered - I've found a myriad of material on Time Machine but not that specifically answered the nuances of what I'm concerned about. I've asked some questions on ...
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What folders should be excluded from TimeMachine when using fully-online OneDrive?

We recently did a migration in a corporate environment where our Mac users were using a combination of SMB and AFP mounts for network drives, to a Teams OneDrive solution. For a sense of scale, we can ...
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Is the "Clean Up" phase of TimeMachine necessary?

I am using a fresh drive via USB A to SATA 3 to use as a TimeMachine backup. The back up didn't take very long however the the "Clean Up" phase is taking just as long if not longer than the ...
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Why is 'mds' accessing my Time Machine drive all the time?

I have a recording studio, and therefore don't want my Time Machine drive being accessed all the time since it's very noisy. I use TimeMachineEditor to schedule backups during the night, which works ...
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"Not enough space available to transfer" message from Time Machine while attempting to restore a backup

I am attempting to restore a backup with Time Machine for the first time. I use a Macbook air M1 2020 (its SSD is 512 GB), and an external SSD of 1 TB used only for Time Machine with this Macbook. I ...
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Struggling to recover space after backup deletion on older system

My 2TB external drive (seagate SRD00F2) is refusing to recover space after deleting backups. I've tried a number of things, hoping to find help here, TYIA. The older backups were not deleting ...
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My Macbook’s internal SSD is dying and throwing errors when transferring files. Should I attempt backing it up myself or send to a professional?

The other day I downloaded DriveDx and found out my Macbook’s internal SSD is failing. The reason is related to wear leveling that’s led to a rapidly growing number of retired blocks and I/O errors. ...
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Time Machine data needed, no longer showing

Time machine backup started then failed due to not enough space. Older data needed before reformatting. When opening the drive folder files no longer show, instead the only option is a .inprogress ...
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Time Machine thinks I made 850 thousand changes in an hour?

My laptop has been nearly idle all day.  Edited a couple of Notes, two images, and downloaded maybe a dozen e-mails.  When Time Machine started a backup, it claimed to have found more than 850 ...
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How to mount a network server, not a drive on the server for Time Machine over VPN

On my local home network, I have a Raspberry Pi Samba server I use for Time Machine. It is discoverable in the Network Finder Tab and in the Time Machine preferences. However, away from home, on my ...
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fsroot tree is invalid. All data still on disk but only 10% normally visible

I woke up today to start working on an audio project but upon loading I got some missing files errors. When I went to check, indeed, most of the folders I had shut the computer down with the night ...
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Recover Time Machine Photo Library Without a Mac

I'm trying to help a friend and looking for the best solution. I have an external hard drive that was his time machine backup on his old mac, which he no longer has. I can mount this drive on Ubuntu ...
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Two choices for Time Machine restore?

I did a full Time Machine backup on an external drive recently. I loaded an embroidery app and royally messed up my folders. I want to restore to that recent backup but I’m being asked from what ...
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Associate duplicated .backupundble file with the ongoing Time Machine backup for redundancy

Background I've a ~2 TB XXX.backupbundle file that I've copied from the old Time Capsule to a network drive. I would like to start using the network drive and continue using the old TimeCapsule for ...
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Stop Spotlight from indexing Time Machine volume

The following processes are running more or less constantly and are starting again after each Time Machine backup: mds mds_stores mdworker_shared Terminal command mdutil -s -v /Volumes/Backup ...
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Cloning Time Machine backup to run two backups at independent locations

I would like to check if the following scenario will work. Present set-up Backing up to Time Capsule via Time Machine Amassed over 2 TB I want to build redundancy to cover for ageing Time Capsule ...
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Copying of Time Machine backup at 127%

I am trying to copy pre-existing backups from an older 2TB drive to a new 5TB drive. Given that I am on macOS Catalina, I simply copied in Finder using command-C on the Backups.backupdb folder and ...
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Inheriting Time Machine Backup

I am having issues inheriting my old TM back up from my old MBP when I upgraded to my new MBP. Apple TM engineers had no answer and merely said it was a loss. When attempting to inherit I get the ...
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Time Machine backup failure

Time Machine has started to fail when I try to backup. I am running Big Sur 11.6.1 and have APFS both on my Mac and external USB drive. The Time Machine log shows: 2022-02-05 10:07:36 Not starting ...
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Identifying location of used time machine file

Running tmutil status provides me with the following details on the current TimeMachine activity: Backup session status: { BackupPhase = Copying; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; ...
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Contents of the OSX Documents folder appears empty from an ethernet-connected Linux machine

I have recently migrated a 2012 MacBookPro via Time Machine and Migration Assist to a new MBP running Monterey 12.2. The new Mac is connected via a Gb ethernet cable to a Linux machine (Ubuntu 20.04) ...
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How to continue a Time Machine restore when/after getting an "Error (-5000)" message

I try to restore via tmutil a backup snapshot from my Time Machine disk to a new volume. For this I issue: sudo tmutil restore /Volumes/MyTMDisk/Backups.backupdb/MyMachine/2021-11-30-042315/MyHD') /...
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How remove time machine instance icons from desktop

Confused. I set up time machine on new MacBook Pro and after a week I get new instances. Why and how do I remove them?
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Can't read Time Machine backup with APFS case-sensitive format on Catalina

So I took a Time Machine backup of a Mac running Big Sur, and the backup drive format defaulted to APFS (case-sensitive). Now I am trying to read this backup from another Mac running Catalina (cannot ...
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Problem with MacBook suddenly not reading WD hard drives

I updated mac to Monterey and my two WD hard drives not working. It says Not mounted. Apple support can't help any more . It is not the ports or adapters as they are working with other storage system ....
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Opening a sparsebundle file without TM

A few months ago I had to make a backup on my Time Capsule (from 2008 lol) before resetting my MacBook Air (battery change and all). But since I got it back, I had no way to open/access my save. I can ...
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