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Carbon cloner did the trick perfectly. It wiped the internal drive (I have a time-machine backup of the internal drive so I can get data if necessary), cloned the external drive to the internal drive. I then shut down the MBP, disconnected the external drive, and powered the MBP backup. It was identical to the external drive, so much so that I thought I ...


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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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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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There should be a checkbox saying "Backup automatically". Uncheck it.


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I got an answer from an on-line friend. The procedure varies with different versions of macOS but it should be something like this: There's a little gear icon you can have visible in Finder windows. You need this. So if you have customised the toolbar to remove it, put it back in. You also need the Time Machine icon in your menu bar, and ...


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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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From https://www.baligu.com/pondini/TM/13.html and based on the default values of Interval, Delay and GracePeriod one could conclude that: GracePeriod (with default of 30 minutes) determines the following effect: Restarting your Mac will reset the TM schedule, but it won't run a backup immediately, even if it's more than an hour since the last one. It will ...


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There's no tool available for APFS similar to what you see with btrfs send. The state of APFS is still relatively "early days" when it comes to tools like that. On btrfs it took 3-4 years before they had the btrfs send tool in ordinary Linux - I wouldn't expect Apple to be able to push something out faster than that. The btrfs tool is very elegant in that ...


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There're several approaches mentioned in this gist. Using tmutil addexclusion find `pwd` -type d -maxdepth 3 -name 'node_modules' | xargs -n 1 tmutil addexclusion Using tmignore which automatically finds all Git repositories on your disk and excludes all paths matching .gitignore files. I've just tried it and it works great. You can also set up a script ...


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You can manage the list of ignored folders in the Time Machine preferences.


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Is there any way to force-delete the snapshot? Yes, and you may as well make a script of it because it's a frequent problem. 99% of the time is the oldest snapshot. listlocalsnapshots / ... Output of that command looks like this: Snapshots for volume group containing disk /: com.apple.TimeMachine.2020-04-01-122516.local com.apple.TimeMachine.2020-04-01-...


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The best way is: backup every of these passwords. remove them one-by-one and mount and unmount your current Time Machine hard drive. Once you are prompted for a password to decrypt the Time Machine backup, it means that you removed the only password you needed.


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Maybe it changed ever since, but these days I think the given answer Nope is wrong. Apple explained this by stating: If you add a Time Machine backup disk to the privacy list, you will continue to see messages that Spotlight is indexing your backup disk. This indexing is necessary for Time Machine to function properly and can’t be disabled. Spotlight ...


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