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Best practices to debug macOS Time Machine errors?

My practices (best or otherwise): Ignore all technical descriptions, discussions and solutions more than about 2 years old. The internals of Time Machine (TM) have changed in two major ways: Old TM ...
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How do I continue to use Time Machine backups after switching my hard disk?

With APFS-based TimeMachine backups, the -a option apparently does not work and just shows a misleading error. I have a TimeMachine backup on an external drive as well as on a NAS (i.e. network drive) ...
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Fresh OS install + Data restore

I'd recommend to use an external SSD if your Mac only has a spinning hard drive. The later macOS versions (Ventura, Sonoma) are not designed for hard disks and won't be performant if not installed on ...
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Fresh OS install + Data restore

The only reason for wiping the whole disk is your requirement to switch to HFS. Normally, upgrading the OS should never require erasing anything. There is no point in a "clean" install, if ...
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Time Machine sync over multiple Macs

It sounds more like a task for Carbon Copy Cloner. It will compare a source to a target and update everything that is different on the target. Time machines are very partial to a certain device, as ...
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Can't unlock APFS external drive

I had the same problem too but I still remember disk's password. I used "UFS Explorer" to unlocked it and copied the data to my new disk.
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Time Machine: Some of the files on your Mac cannot be backed up until Cloud Files syncing has completed

If, like the OP, you aren’t sure if your cloud sync is done or not, here is my procedure for this situation. Decide if the backup is more important than whatever is syncing. You can look at iCloud ...
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Restore iMessage thread with iCloud for Messages enabled

When you restore a backup with those messages in it, the next iCloud for Messages sync will just erase them again, just like you saw with the offline device. I don't know of any way to undo/remove the ...
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External drive with Time Machine not visible

IT worked for me when I connected it to my windows machine and used "Disk Manager" to delete the partitions and create then in exFAT format. When I connected it back to Mac, Time Machine was ...
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Leveraging APFS snapshots for custom backup tool

For anyone stumbling upon this in the future, I was able to solve my own problem. CCC 7 includes the capability to create, mount and delete snapshots in its command-line tool (for this I had to update ...
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Does an iTunes backup also backup the "Recently Deleted" album and folder?

Yes, the Recently Deleted photos are still in the backup. They're present in both encrypted and not-encrypted backups. The photo files are still in their usual spot in the backup CameraRollDomain ...
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