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Do you have the passcode and passwords? If that's so, yes! I use software from Backuptrans to do that all the time. There you go to products and choose PC or Mac version. You can select a product that suits just for iOS, or a Suite package, suitable for iOS and Android. There, you just follow the process, but you need to have access to that iPhone ...


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If you would never use a "foreign" cloud server, then try a Synology NAS Disk Station. There are many ways to backup data (photos, files, videos ...). There are even Synology apps from the app store for iPhone and iPad (DS video, DS photo, DS audio, DS file...). A look at the Synology app would certainly be worthwhile. So you have the backup (photos, files,...


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iOS only supports backup to a computer running iTunes or to iCloud. If your aim is to keep everything on servers you control yourself you might use an NextCloud installation (with disk encryption) and use the Files app (or native NextCloud apps) to manage your data. That way you at least won't use your data in case your phone gets lost or stolen.


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First off I can definitely say that the large backup is not caused by the drop of support for 32-bit applications, nor is it due to yet another change of file system from APFS to "something new" (note that Apple used HFS+ for ~20 years before moving to APFS, so file system changes are definitely not done often). One of the big changes that comes with the ...


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Yes, directory exclusion are recursive. This means that if you exclude for example ~/MyDocuments/ then everything in that folder and beneath is excluded. That includes for example ~/MyDocuments/SubFolder/document.docx. However, there are some special cases. When you have a non hard-link, the link itself is excluded, but the link is not followed to exclude ...


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To be absolutely certain we'd need to know precisely which Mac your newer one is, but the general rule is:- You cannot boot a Mac to an OS older than itself. The drivers for the yet-to-be-invented hardware simply did not exist in the older OS, so it will not boot from it. Solutions may be 1. Spare older hardware in case of failure of the original 2. A ...


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Does the backup have the Manifest.plist and Manifest.db files in it? Those contain the encryption-key data that's required to read an encrypted backup. Sadly, since these files are written last during the backup, they're often missing in an incomplete encrypted backup, making whatever files are there useless due to the missing key data. (Disclaimer: I'm a ...


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Addressing your questions in order... what may have caused that [backup to take 1:45]? is it a signal of imminent failure? what tools may I use to investigate the issue? Cause Since you didn't get any read/write errors on CCC, it's entirely possible that you didn't have enough USB bandwidth to copy files at the speed it normally does. I've ...


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I've not seen this mentioned yet... The .sparseimage can be mounted like any other disk image. Double-click to mount it. Inside you will find one folder per computer. Inside each computer's folder, you will find one folder per backup. Inside the per-backup folder will be the entire filesystem looking like you would expect it to. If you have any trouble ...


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Both are backup utilities and both offer you the ability to recover after a "catastrophic" event, but like tools in your tool box, your box wrench and your socket wrench both essentially have the same function, but have their preferred application depending on the scenario. APFS snapshots are a point-in-time snapshot of your APFS file system. Your initial ...


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I would check the contents of the zip files he sent you. As @grg said you can only import text files. There is a 3rd part app called Note2Txt.app that will write all your notes as text files in a folder you choose. You could copy the folder to the new computer and import the folder into Notes. Now if you look in "Imported Notes" you'll see all your previous ...


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I had this issue when I bought a second Macbook. I thought it would be simple to use iCloud to sync the two. Unfortunately this is a very unreliable process as reported by many people. I decided to write a bash shell script to deal with it. It works perfectly. You can double click on the backup/restore files seen in Finder. I backed up to Dropbox but you can ...


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