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Seagate backup plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate B/Up plus slim disk box states it can be used between Windows and Mac. Worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine but once I used it with a Windows machine and moved ...
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TimeMachine doesn't want to backup

I'm using the most recent version of Mac OS X (Yosemite with Preview Update 3). However, when I want to activate the TimeMachine I get the error The server may not exist or is unavalable at this ...
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Clone BOOTCAMP partiton for later full restore [OSX]

I have 2 Macs at home, a Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini. I want to move the Minis data to MBPs and vice versa. I made a time machine backup of both Macs, on my external HDD. The challenge is that both ...
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iMac with Mountain Lion and Mavericks

I have been starting up my iMac (Mavericks) with a flash drive that boots up Mountain Lion so that I can use an app that is incompatible with Mavericks. Question: I have a single external backup drive ...
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Attempted to reconnect old Time Machine backup; partition now completely inaccessible

I'm running Mavericks on a Macbook Pro Early 2011. I had the logic board of my Macbook Pro replaced by Apple. I have Time Machine backups on one partition of a 2GB external drive. As you may know, ...
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SOS Online Backup

I signed up for SOS Online Backup and I ran the backup only to find that it eventually just filled my hard drive to capacity. From what I've read this is done by the way it caches the files it uploads ...
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77 views

Remove old TimeMachine backups from another machine?

I have an external hard drive with all my old iMac backups on which go back for about 6 months. Now, I have a MBPr and I want to use the same drive for my MBP backups. The issue I have is that my ...
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external usb (backup) hard drive: is power down or sleep more harmful

I have an external usb hard drive on which I clone my mac's hard drive. I have it on a clock timer. It turns on about 30 min. before the backup process starts and turns off roughly 30 min. after the ...
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Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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How can I automate multiple back-ups of Mac OS, data and archives?

I would like to automatically back up my Mac OS, Data on the Mac, and also Archived data that I only keep on an external storage device (because the mac has limited storage itself). I imagine the ...
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Time Machine is doing only partial backup

I am trying to use my LaCie external drive to backup from my Mac (system 10.6.8) and the backed up file on the external drive is titled ".....In Progress", and won't open. I have tried erasing the ...
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Restore only one partition of Windows Backup

I have a MacBook Pro with an HD partitioned. This HD was divided in two partitions: the first was about 650 GB, with OS X installed, and the second one (created with BootCamp Assistant) was about 100 ...
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Synchronizing and Backing Up From OS X To Ubuntu

Last weekend I set up a small personal file server where I store most of my files. The server runs Ubuntu 13.10. For the purposes of accessing and reading/writing most files, this server works fine. ...
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Encryption of Time Machine backup went wrong

I use an (Mac OS - journaled formatted) external Lacie harddrive to back up my Macbook Air via Time Machine (The external harddrive also contain other data besides my backups). The OS is Mountain ...
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1answer
228 views

access other mac's time machine drive and backup macbook with wireless adhoc

I have 1 iMac with external time machine drive and 1 macbook air. My iMac's external time machine drive is active and I know 1 disk can be use for multiple mac's backup. I want to backup my macbook ...
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408 views

Back up of Mac and Windows on the same time machine

We are a team of workers; Some of our members use PC (Window machine) and some use MAC (OS X); We plan to back up the both type of machines on a single time machine; Is this Possible? If yes, than ...
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How to compress 2 (apple) disk images of different backups of the same drive?

So I have backed up my Macintosh HD at different instances to DMG files. I would like to compress them but when I try to make an archive it simply compresses each image, without recognizing the ...
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151 views

Howto: clone and restore complete macbook hard drive

I need to make a complete copy of the mac HD. Due to a school policy the mac has to be formatted this monday, before the summer. However, I don't want to lose my programmes and files. The programmes ...
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177 views

Back up to Time Capsule remotely via SSH + iMac

I wonder if it's possible to connect from my MacBook at home to my iMac at work, using SSH and then bind 'whateverport' to my Time Capsule (placed at work) so I can backup my MacBook from home as ...
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If OS X is slow, will a Time Machine backup, clean installation and restore make any difference?

I've heard people suggest that when your Mac is slow, you should: perform a Time Machine backup do a clean installation of the OS then restore the time machine backup after installation. I'm ...
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OS X: Delete single folder of Time Machine Backup via Terminal

I know there is tmutil delete to delete single timemachine snapshots from a backup of another machine — but now I need to delete only one of the folders inside the backup. On my old (and now dead) ...
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1answer
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OS X Mountain Lion unstable after Time Machine restore

I recently sent my Apple MacBook Pro (Retina 15" mid-2012 with OS X 10.8.3) in to Apple to repair the screen, and they wiped the hard drive. I connected my external Time Machine drive and booted into ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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How to backup old Mac (System 7) floppies?

I have two 720 KB Mac (System 7) 3.5" floppies from high school. Since floppies demagnetize themselves with time I would like to "clone" them to another medium before it's too late. These were my ...
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1answer
107 views

How to restore Mac from Windows 8

Recently I ran into a problem (as mentioned here) where I couldn't log into my OS X. I have Windows 8 installed in a partition, but unfortunately the partition where OS X was installed has been ...
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How to back up “The disk has S.M.A.R.T. errors” and fix the errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair or recover drive from Mac OSX recovery mode My computer won't start up past the login screen so first i tried Safe Mode [Shift+Start up] didn't work . Then I ...
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4k views

How do I back up all my email messages from Mail to Dropbox?

My goal is: Take all of my email messages in Mac Mail, and compress them into one file. Upload that file into Dropbox. Even if I do not use Macs in the future, I should be able to see all my ...
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1answer
244 views

Best way to export the full content of a HFS+ partition

My friends MacBook Pro (2008) completely died today. We removed the hard drive, and I'm currently dumping it's whole content into a tar archive with the help of a parted magic live CD, so that he can ...
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155 views

Which filesystems support hard links (rsync) to backup a Mac?

I want to make a rsync-style hard-link backup from Mac on an external hard drive, but I cannot decide for a file system. It should be (preferably natively) readable from other operating systems. ...
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2k views

How to backup a large FreeNAS? [closed]

We have a 12TB FreeNAS box in the office, and are looking for a way to keep a backup of it offsite. We're considering (1) tape; (2) a bunch of bare drives (popped into a spare hotswap bay); (3) ...
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1answer
498 views

In OS X how to avoid typing passwords twice if FileVault 2 is enabled?

After erasing the startup volume with encryption enabled (FileVault 2) and restoring the previous backup, I found myself needing to type passwords twice: the first one is to unlock the drive and the ...
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1answer
305 views

Find an old static IP address on a mac backup?

I have an old backup of a mac via time machine, and I was wondering if there is some sort of accessible file that would have the static IP of the old computer it was backed up from. If you are ...
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2answers
522 views

Easier way to make BackBlaze pause/resume updating

I use BackBlaze for my online backups, and i love it except for one small feature they refuse to add (to the Mac client anyway). Occasionally it will be backing up my data when i don't want it to ...
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1answer
5k views

How to backup a specific folder, with subfolders, in Outlook 2011 Mac?

I can drag-n-drop a folder in Outlook 2011 for Mac to my desktop and it automatically stores it as a .mbox file which I can import later. It does not work for folders that have subfolders. Only ...
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1answer
277 views

Backing up Mac OSX to Windows/Samba share

This should not be this hard ... is there an easy way to back up a mac to a windows share? so far, I've tried the suggestions here, but am getting error: ...
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1answer
447 views

Can Time Capsule make multiple disk images?

A simple question. Does the Time Capsule allow you to make multiple disk images for the same computer? I am thinking about getting a Time Capsule. It is not that I care much about backup it is just ...
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1answer
84 views

Is there a free backup utility for PC that can be loaded onto a Mac? (For backing up photos and music)

I was wondering if there was some sort of free software where I can run a backup utility on my PC and load the files onto my Mac without having to manually copy all the files myself?
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1answer
52 views

What back-up solution that can share is fit for my multi-media situation?

my husband and I are looking for a solution of storing files and backing these up, and sharing songs in our iTunes Library and films we buy online. We are going to purchase a projector so we want this ...
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How do I use Time Machine to restore my Mac to its previous state?

OSX Lion I accidentally installed a bad driver, and it's causing problems. I want to use Time Machine to have my entire system go back to its previous state. So I went into "Recovery HD" option (ALT ...
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180 views

Background Backup App for Mac to SFTP Server

I am looking an app for my Mac that can backup in the background (such as Backblaze or CrashPlan) that will backup over SFTP, rsync, or scp (I'm using DreamHost's 50GB of personal backups). ...
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2answers
2k views

Advantages of dedicated NAS over DAS with AirPort Extreme

I'm in the market for a expandable data backup solution. Some things I'm considering are: Drobo (S) (which don't ethernet connections) Drobo FS (which does have ethernet) Promise Pegasus RAID (which ...
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1answer
131 views

How to image / copy my drive to a new drive on a Mac

I am looking into upgrading my MacBook's drive and would like to transfer the current's drive contents on the new drive. This is a relatively well covered topic here, and several solutions such as ...
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2answers
64 views

Periodically cleaning up spaces on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro(Snow Leopard) runs slowly everyday, I want to know all the possibilities of cleaning up the unnecessy files and folders generated by the machine backup or whatever. I would like it to ...
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418 views

Can't do a full mac hard drive clone because of input/output errors

I do a nightly SuperDuper! clone on my MacBook Pro. Ever since updating to their latest (Lion-compatible) version, it won't do a full clone, but the logs report copy failures because of Input/Output ...
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1answer
447 views

How can I back up the Documents folder on my Macbook?

I don't want to use Dropbox because I don't want to sync a separate folder - I just want to sync the Documents folder that already exists in ~/Zachary/Documents. Any tool recommendations? Ideally ...
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1answer
310 views

how to move existing time machine backup to smb

I have a 2 TB external usb hard drive. I have partitioned it as 1TB with NTFS and 1Tb with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I have Time machine backups in my mac partition. I am planning to make the ...
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1answer
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LTO-5 systems compatible with Mac OS X Server

I am looking to implement an LTO-5 tape backup system on a currently shipping Mac OS X Server (10.6.7) tower (PCI Express Card compatible). This backup system would be used only to offload data for ...
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2answers
142 views

Client-side encryption before the desktop backup software ships my data off to the cloud

I have a good price and fast upload with a local online back-up provider. I like their service and only really have one complaint: they don’t encrypt my data client-side before transmitting it to ...
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1answer
541 views

How does SuperDuper actually work?

I need to take a (full) bootable backup of my MBP and I see that most people use SuperDuper to do that. Having rsync and similar tools native on Mac OS, I was wondering how SuperDuper actually work ...
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How to make TimeMachine back up contents of any path or mounted volume

I keep different types of data in different encrypted sparsebundle images (say, one for each client) which automatically mount upon login but can't be opened by anybody other than myself. So, after ...