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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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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'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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There is no 'officially supported' way: by which I mean that Apple has provided no methods and no documentation for doing so. Similar questions have been asked here many times, and only one of them has provided any possible solution, which is to copy one disk onto a third empty drive using SuperDuper!, and then copy the 2nd TM backup onto the third drive ...


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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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Allan's answer is a very good one. A less complicated option is just to have three separate backup drives, connecting two at any time. Keep one somewhere else, and periodically rotate. If one drive fails, you still have two. If the house burns down, you still have the remote one. I have been considering using a one-TB cloud service to keep a sync of /...


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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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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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Try using Rclone with a free online storage account like google drive or OneDrive.


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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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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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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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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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The only safe way to delete time machine files is to use tmutil (as explained in grg's answer). Using sudo rm -rf will seriously damage your backups. This is because time machine uses hard links to directories. Hard links to files are safe to delete. But a recursive delete of a hard link to a directory will actually delete the directory contents. So ...


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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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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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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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The following is assuming you do not have a current backup in place. Also I assume that time is somewhat more important than money but not as important as having problems later. For your immediate needs the MacOs setup procedure on a swiped or new Mac can import directly from an existing Mac (which you will want connected with the fastest cabling available ...


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Two of the most popular and reliable backup options outside of using Time Machine are: Carbon Copy Cloner SuperDuper! Keep in mind that using something new is still going to take time to do, as you're going to have to clone your data totally from scratch anyway. So, if you already have a current Time Machine backup, then using that to transfer all your ...


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If the backup isn’t encrypted, then the photo files themselves will be intact photo files, regardless of the missing metadata files. (An encrypted backup without the Manifest.plist and Manifest.db would be another, sadder, story.) Decipher Backup Browser should be able to read the backup without the metadata. https://deciphertools.com/decipher-backup-...


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I also had a similar problem backing up my data to external drive. But I figured it out by opening Disk Utility app on Mac and check what's wrong with my storage. And I saw that backup disk hasn't mounted. I tried to mount it and it was successful. But before mounting I needed to enter my password because it was encrypted.


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Time Machine Keeps Weekly Backups. If you want to keep backups that are more regular than weekly, but less regularly than hourly then it's probably best to use a different solution. Time Machine doesn't have these settings (apparently not even in hidden settings). Time machine keeps weekly backups as space permits. It also stores daily backups for the past ...


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Try clearing some space on the origin drive you are attempting to backup. I have seen Time Machine logs similar to this when Time Machine is having trouble organizing things within the space available on the origin drive. Often several GB are needed (I don't know why). So if you can get your drive to have more than 40GB of free space then do that. By the ...


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