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There is a preference setting for that. All you need to do is specify, in megabytes, your desired maximum space limit. In Terminal, enter the following command and replace xxx with your desired size limit. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine MaxSize xxx


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An update for people in 2019. We had the same problem, luckily we could still access the keychain and check. In our case the password was truncated to 28 characters from the 32 we had written.


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There's really no definitive answer to this as a lot comes down to network speeds, bandwidth, what else you're currently doing with the device, and so on. That is why you're finding that "Googling online it says it can take 1-4 hours per gb to restore from an iCloud backup" - because there's just too many variables involved. In fact, there are places in the ...


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Time Machine does not backup deleted files. The whole point of maintaining a backup is to make copies before files are deleted -- so that if you want to restore them after deletion, you can do so. It is not useful to think of deleted files as merely 'marked for deletion but still there'. Having said that, the APFS format does make 'local snapshots', ...


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No. Time Machine only backs up files present on the filesystem and furthermore, only those not excluded by a rule or explicit exception. On OS X, what files are excluded by rule from a Time Machine backup? What does Time Machine back up?


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I was able to achieve the result I wanted using a tool that is available by default in Mac Os X and using the hardware I already have. I've created a bash script with the following commands: rsync -avz /Volumes/Snow\ Leopard\ Apps\ \&\ Data/iMovie\ Projects.localized/ /Volumes/Backup\ 1/iMovie\ Projects.localized/ rsync -avz /Volumes/Snow\ Leopard\ ...


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I found an answer over at superuser.com: https://superuser.com/a/1148703 But it seems there were some changes in MacOS so it did not work. But with this as a starting point I found a solution: Format the new drive (Or in my case the corrupted drive) with Disk Utility. Give it the same name as the old one. In my example "Daten" Go to the System Preferences -...


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To restore from a Time Machine backup on SynologyRouter, and probably any other Time Machine network drive, selecting the 'Other Server' option in the 'Select A Restore Source' screen will allow one to enter the proper network drive URL. What is important, though, to enter the full URL, including the actually shared network folder name, not just the URL for ...


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I think it is possible for your situation. (but before the reading: all writeup here is valid only for Mojave and Catalina, I cannot tell about other versions, it may or not be the same for other versions) Historically time machine backups evolved into various kind of "marks" to determine which item is included or excluded. For the recent version I think ...


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Thanks for checking that some of the files show up to ensure the symlink works. The first thing I'd try is to keep your Finder window open to the time capsule folder where the backup is being written, in case some power-saving mechanism is disconnecting from the Time Capsule. Even better if you can occasionally remember to navigate around to really make ...


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If you have ran a backup using iCloud while on iOS 13, and you don't have iTunes, there is unfortunately nothing you can do. If you have iTunes, you could restore from an old backup if you have one, or you can set up as a brand new phone on iOS 12.3 if you download the .ipsw file for your phone model and correct iOS.


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Time Machine runs as a low priority process by default, and this will cause it to be throttled whenever a higher priority process runs (and possibly to optimize energy usage on battery), hence the performance bursts. You can disable throttling for Time Machine with: sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0 Keep in mind this might increase power usage ...


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Please note that although both outcomes are the same whether encrypting with Disk Utility or Time Machine, Disk Utility takes significantly longer. Perhaps this is because it is encrypting the unused free space and TM is not. Can anyone else corroborate? Also, in Terminal you can simply use this command to show TM volumes & status: diskutil cs list


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I love having two destinations and the best way to check is to force two backups, rotating between them each. You’ll know if the file system are clean, the metadata correct and be able to see the actual timing needed to back up to each. tmutil startbackup --rotation --block && tmutil startbackup --rotation --block You will get timing on the backup ...


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macOS progress and completion estimates are often based on the number of bytes transferred. But one large file will usually transfer much faster than many small files even if they add up to the same size. What may be happening here is that the transfer started with some large files, went quickly, and resulted in an optimistic estimate. But now it is into ...


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I've recently had the same experience. Netatalk exported a volume with time machine set to yes, I could mount the volume, but it would not show up in the Time Machine preferences panel. From the Finder I tried to create a new file/folder and realized that I didn't have write permissions. Granting read/write permissions on the underlying volume on the file ...


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