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I have had the same problems as others here. (In my case when I try to copy a 17 TB backup on a RAID disk to a 48 TB disk, it fails when the destination disk fills up.) I have only tried this under Mojave. I just got off the phone from Apple Support and they said that there isn't a solution right now. If this recipe doesn't work, then they don't have a ...


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I think Synology works very well as a Time Machine solution. It works as any other, and the Mac doesn't really know that its a Synology. You simply enable the Time Machine function of Synology, set up a Time Machine Folder, and then connect Time Machine on your Mac to that folder. I have had issues with my Mac losing connection to the Synology from time to ...


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The rsync command is very powerful and versatile, and it can preserve the Hard Links and other crucial information of the Time Machine backup. As from this post (https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-apple-osx-bsd-rsync-copy-hard-links/), you could do: rsync -azH /path/to/source /path/to/dest/ The flags stand for: -a: archive mode (copy direcotries, ...


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I was able to fidget with the Core Storage volumes and get past the recovery disk error. Not sure if it's actually doing anything though. About two hours of silence and an uninformative progress bar where I would have expected to hear the backup disk going clackety clack. Recovering Mac Mini from Time Machine Backup I have a Mac Mini 2012 with a ~120GB + ...


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In the disk utility, select 'View' and 'Show Devices'. Select the drive (out-dented entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the side list. Click on the Erase tab in the Disk Utility toolbar. A panel should drop down. In the drop down panel set the partition scheme to GUID. Set the Format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Apply button and ...


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I had the same issue and did this: You need to open a terminal: I use xquartz. Go to the directory or network volume where you think the file is. I did this on my mac: cd /Volumes cd OldDropboxArchive/ I needed to find a document about the standard model in particle physics. Which subdirectory could it be in? I know it's a word document. I type this: ...


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It seems like the issue was that Time Machine -dialog itself didn't have correct admin rights, but wasn't showing the padlock for unlocking them. Opening Time Machine from System preferences instead of the upper bar seemed to help, and that's how I was able to click the padlock and give enough rights for Time Machine to write into System Keychain.


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When i try to create a partition on external after unmounting by clicking the unmount tab in disk utililty the + symbol is greyed out. What am i missing? Thank you "Yes you can repartition without losing data. Using Disk Utility, perform a repair on your drive to make sure the drive is free of errors (even better, use Diskwarrior if you have a copy). Then ...


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I ended up not migrating the whole machine. Since Catalina supports only 64-bit apps, it makes more sense to re-install one by one. Since most of my files (data) are synced online, no need to move them over either: I can find them back using a cloud storage solution (iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive or pCloud). The most important thing I needed to migrate over ...


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Apple and third-party applications may have a variety of subsidiary files stored in /Library. Much of it will be in /Library/Application Support. Third-party fonts may be in the Fonts subfolder. But there may also be Dictionaries, Color Profiles, LaunchAgents, Privileged Helper Tools, system-wide Preferences (including network settings), printer drivers, ...


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2018 Macs have Apple's T2 chip, which acts as the disk controller for the flash storage on the logic board. The data is encrypted, regardless of whether you've turned on FileVault. So, technically, the message is correct. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208344 Data on the built-in, solid-state drive (SSD) is encrypted using a hardware-accelerated AES ...


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When use select Encryption in Time Machine it is actually the disk that is formatted as Encrypted - the same way you yourself could format an external USB drive as Encrypted. The files are not individually encrypted on two different levels.


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Time Machine backups are limited by three factors, the type of scan selected, the speed of the primary storage, the speed of the destination storage. If your empirical evidence is increasing destination, then that’s not your bottleneck. (Sorry to restate the obvious) I would look over the unified log file to see what’s actually happening and also not mess ...


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In addition to setting sudo sysctl debug.lowpri_throttle_enabled=0, I've found Sophos can make backups really slow. I expect other virus scanners may have similar issues. I found if I turn Sophos off I can make a backup complete in a reasonable time. Unfortunately we are required to use a virus scanner where I work as part of company policy, so I can't turn ...


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