You can see your available backups in iCloud when you go in your iPhone to Settings > your name > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups. That’s all you have in iCloud.
If none of these backups store the data you need, then the only hope can be in the Time Machine backup before the reinstallation in case you backed up your iPhone in iTunes/Music app. ...
Thanks to Apple Support I was able to solve it. If you haven't saved your music library in iCloud, you need to retrieve the iTunes folder from your backup (or generally the one where all your songs are saved) and another folder in the same directory, Music, which should contain a single file, Music Library, that's up to date.
Close the Music app (if it was ...
Possibly superduperas mentioned but there is a way that gives you something like that you have requested.
Set up your external drive as a drive in System Preferences -> Time Machine. When the drive is attached Time Machine will alternate backups between this and your SSD time machine.
As of macOS Big Sur - and according to the updated man tmutil - you need to provide the date and time of each backup using -d and -t flags, respectively. So the following tweak is needed for the accepted answer:
latest=$(sudo tmutil latestbackup)
sudo tmutil listbackups | while read backup; do
if [[ "$backup" != "$(basename $latest)" ...
Yes, you can just use Migration Assistant to transfer your files from the old computer to the new. There's no need to create a Time Machine backup first in order to migrate data and settings.
It does not matter that one is a Mac Mini and the other is a Mac Pro.
Migration Assistant will be default allow you to transfer the data over the network. Both ...
Many thanks @Joy Jin. I have improved the solution by decreasing the interval from 10 seconds to 1 second to prevent cleaning backups better:
while test 0=0
if tmutil status | grep -q "BackupPhase = ThinningPostBackup"
say "Prevented cleaning Time Machine backups&...
I was suspecting a broken file system on the Time Capsule, but needed proof. After yet another mysteriously cancelling verification step, I found https://superuser.com/q/1126990/7401 which ended up in
log show --last 3d --style syslog --predicate 'senderImagePath contains[cd] "TimeMachine"' --info|less
which in turn let me find this log line:
I would move your Photos.app Library to a large external volume. Follow the steps in this Apple Support document:
(Broadly, quit Photos.app, then move your library in the Finder, then launch Photos and in the preferences point it to your new location. Designate the library as the 'system library'.)
Once you've done ...
I think you have two options here:
Download the images and save them to your external hard drive
Create a photo library on the external drive and use that one with iCloud enabled (however iCloud is not a backup service, only a syncing service, so you'd then also want to backup that drive)
For the first option there are multiple online guides:
iCloud to ...
Best guess is the drive is the wrong format.
Time Machine won't back up NTFS, FAT or ExFAT.
APFS should work, but 'safest' is HFS+ [MacOS Extended, Journaled] using GUID, not MBR. These options are available in Disk Utility.
You will not be able to change the format "live," you will need to copy this data elsewhere, then erase the drive & then ...
iCloud Photos is for syncing between your devices and replacing your photos if you lose your device. It retains a full copy of your photos in iCloud (accessible on iCloud.com as well).
iCloud Backup is a one-way backup of your current photo library on your device. It can only be restored by restoring your entire iCloud Backup.
You can safely turn off Photos ...
By default, Google Drive for desktop (formerly known as Google Drive File Stream) stores cached files in ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS/$account_id/content_cache, where $account_id is the numeric ID of your google account. The files aren't encrypted or anything, but they don't have any metadata (or even their original filenames) so I don't ...
Converting "forward" means that direction is from not encrypted -> encrypted. I.e. you started with a blank disk and enabled encryption.
It is possible to do a conversion in the opposite direction if you later decide you do no want your disk to be encrypted.
Your backup was encrypted - it is not stored in the clear when encryption is enabled.
Regarding your first question: It is the operating system that automatically resizes sparse bundles as necessary when you add data to them. This is done transparently underneath Time Machine, so it is not something that Time Machine explicitly handles.
The sparse bundle itself can have a maximum capacity that exceeds the available space on your drive, as it ...
I have possibly mixed up the concepts of min, cur and max.
I had assumed that cur represented the space currently used on the host volume, and not the current total logical space of the image. In the latter case a resize would still be necessary in order to increase available logical size, which in hindsight turns out to have had the desired effect.
If you can't connect the old and new drives to the Mac at the same time, follow this procedure:
Create a clone copy from the old drive onto the intermediary external USB drive, using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper!.
Then swap the hardware over.
You will need to boot to the intermediary drive (or a fourth drive!), so that you are free to write all over ...
I would highly recommend doing this task entirely on the Mac.
Mac>Mac cloning is simple. Persuading Windows to do it is… not. You can buy utilities so that Windows can read/write HFS+ or APFS, but persuading it to handle the multi-volume setup you will need, including a working recovery partition, is not a task I would trust to it.
See Carbon Copy Cloner ...
I've found the only software that do that conveniently and in the expected way.
Good old Far manager that has a Linux(Mac) port known as Far2l
When I want to copy(F5 key) or move(F6 key) a folder to a destination where the folder with the same name already exists, it merges them and does the following with the folder content:
creates files if they don't ...
The accepted answer is correct, however here are the steps without having to leave this forum.
Connect the two computers with a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable.
On the Mac you want to use as the disk in target disk mode, do one of the following:
If the computer is off, start it up while pressing and holding the T key.
If the computer is on, choose Apple menu &...
I hate to answer the obvious, but now that you are updated on the OS, I would try once to repair again and open a case with Apple. Worst thing is you spend a little time and someone here has a better answer in the mean time.
In the past there was a repair and a rebuild, but it seems Apple has streamlined their ...
Firstly iCloud is not a backup. It is a synchronisation tool. Hence the problems you have heard about with notes being accidentally deleted and then gone for ever.
So you need a backup.
But this is not so easy because the notes in Apple Notes are stored in a database and not as separate files.
One solution is to periodically export your notes out of Apple ...
The man page for hdiutil(1) states
detach dev_name [-force]
detach a disk image and terminate any associated process. dev_name is a partial /dev node path (e.g. "disk1"). As of Mac OS X 10.4, dev_name can also be a mount-
point. If Disk Arbitration is running, detach will use it to unmount any filesystems and detach the ...
My old beagle (old but smart !) has a answer : Use a second Apple computer . Start the locked computer in target mode and use it as a external HD. Connect a Apple computer with the locked one (with a FW/USB/TB cable https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/mac-help/mchlp1443/mac) . The locked Apple will show-up on the desktop as external HD . Enjoy ! (Could not ...
Aha! Here's the answer: https://superuser.com/a/1591350/2684
On Big Sur (macOS 11), you need to go to System Preferences and enable Full Disk Access for the Terminal (or, iTerm, in this case). Then, magically, a command like:
chmod "-a#" 0 Backups.backupdb/
works just fine.
I also learned that chmod -N will removal all ACLs from a file, via https:...