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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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Will an rsync copy operation “fix” issues with invalid file block counts, or does it preserve everything exactly as the source?

Here are the events surrounding my question, which may make things more relevant: I had a hard drive fail recently, to the point where neither Disk Utility or asr could fix the structure to a ...
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Why calendar automator event not able to launch the app?

I would like to have regular backups of my data, so I've created a calendar event, which start start Automator application (saved locally as Backup.app file). But the start of app fails. The log ...
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Restore Launchpad DB from Backup using Bash/Terminal?

Context: I'm using an OSX shell script to update my settings system-wide after a fresh OS install. One snag I've ran into is restoring Launchpad. I have my launchpad DB backed up via GoogleDrive at: ...
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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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OSX Time Machine backup Users partition

I use Time Machine to backup my OSX Mountain Lion computer. Recently I moved the "/Users" folder to a separate partition and used fstab to mount it back to "/Users". That all works fine. But Time ...
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How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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Synchronize files between 2 folders on computer and external drive

I bought an external drive and want to use it partially for store, partially as back up. What I would like to see is that some folder (named.. let's say "Sync") is always the same on my Mac and on the ...
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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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113 views

My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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A life copy of a file in the same computer

Is it possible to have a live copy of a folder in another place of the same computer? Why do I need that? I use an online back up program "Backblaze" It does not back up the Applications folder. I ...
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173 views

OSX Mail restored from backup - many folders missing

Friday I messed up the user account on my macbook (10.9 Maverick). I won't bore you with the details. It seemed like the complete library was reset. I use Crashplan for backup, plus Time Machine. The ...
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44 views

Arq app — Merge a backup folder from a fresh install

context I'm using Arq app, my disk have 2 partitions, os and data, the partition I'm backing up is data. added the content under data partition to backup and waited for the data upload to complete ...
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one-way sync from common folders on various computers

I'm not sure if this is a duplicate, but I'm having a really hard time finding a precooked solution. I have a desktop with 1TB hard drive and 3 laptops with 256GB each. I download a lot of music to ...
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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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rsync won't recognize my /user folder?

On OSX, 10.9.1. I'm trying to use rsync to sync the contents of local folder: (/Users/username/00_WORK/FolderX) with (/Volumes/WORK_BACKUP/01_Current_Work/FolderX) Obviously the destination is ...
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FOSS backup solution from OSX and Linux to an Arch server? [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro (Mavericks) and need to find open-source remote backup software to an Arch-Linux server I have set up. Needs to have version-control abilities and backups must be encrypted. Any ...
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91 views

backup/sync service for use with mac, iOS, android and QNAP

I am looking for a "cloud" backup service that also offers synchronisation of files. I need to be able to select which folders to sync to each device, and how. Also it would be great with archived ...
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47 views

Given that tar ignored my 2 sockets, how do I backup and then restore my login folder?

I did a network backup of my login area in preparation for reformatting the volume in which it resides to make it bootable on my old Power Mac G5 running the very latest release of Leopard. Though ...
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1answer
51 views

WD My Passport Reformat

My WD has run out of space. I have deleted all the files on it, but doing this did not free up space; it is still at capacity. Thus, I was thinking reformatting the drive might purge all the old ...
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99 views

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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Burning DVD+R DL backup on OS X 10.8 via Disk Utility, .ISO too large?

I have a DVD dual layer backup ISO file that, when uncompressing turned out to be 8.74 GB and has an associated .dvd file. I am a bit confused as as the DVD+R DL files I have only have a capacity of ...
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417 views

Resume interrupted file transfer to harddrive

I was copying my whole user folder over to a harddrive for backup, but I had to plug out the disk because I had to leave. I got about 160 of 220gigs transferred, and now the file is sitting on the ...
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Backup current folder with date added to the filenames

Working on the Windows PC, I've used the cmd file with the following line: winrar.exe a -agYYYYMMDD -x*\*.cmd -r -ibck -ep1 -ed "%~dp0..\_materials\bak - .rar" *.* It helped me to create backups of ...
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How to setup automatic backup of particular folders on Mac?

I would like to have automatic backups of particular folders (excluding some files and folders by name) to: Google Drive Network drive (NAS) The data should be added to the password protected zip. ...
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1answer
347 views

How to fix boot error caused by dual-boot with Windows 7 and MacOS X Lion

I have a MacBook with an HD of 750 GB; it was partitioned in two parts: the first partition included MacOS X Lion and was about 650 GB; in the second one there was MS Windows 7, with only about 100 GB ...
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240 views

Rsync fails for files that start with underscore when destination is zfs

I'm using rsync3.1.0pre1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5, and am trying to rsync one folder to another. The destination is a ZFS volume mounted via SMB. The problem I'm having is that files that start with ...
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1answer
368 views

Time Machine backup failed with error 33

When I start backup process I see the following error messages in console 26.10.13 22:21:29,379 com.apple.backupd[937]: Not starting automatic Time Machine backup: System clock is wrong. 26.10.13 ...
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132 views

Rsync from godaddy to OS X

I would like to use rsync to backup my website to my local computer (OS X). I started of with this guide and got pretty far. I use the following rsync-line: rsync -PzrlptgD --del --delete-excluded ...
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Is there anything like OS X's “browse all versions” to Windows 7?

I don't mean the opposite question. And Previous Version of files isn't enough: once a day? I want more! Sure, it doesn't have to be that cute. It can look like windows. But it needs to work at ...
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1answer
405 views

rm -rf does not delete folder contents but instead creates another empty one

I'm currently writing a start script for a minecraft game server. In this script I included a backup script. This backup script works almost perfect but instead of deleting a folders contents it just ...
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108 views

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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Backing up multiple vmware VMs from a mac

I use vmware fusion to prototype and model enterprise infrastructure. This question is intended to solicit an optimal method for backing up (preferably incrementally) VMs. My VM directory is now ...
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1answer
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Excluding a folder from the home directory with rsync exclude list

I am trying to set up rsync for OS X 10.8.4 using an exclude file. However, it does not recognize the paths I want to exclude. I want to copy the user ABC's home directory to a folder called ...
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1answer
222 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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1answer
34 views

FreeNAS and Backup Shares

I've been doing some work with FreeNAS and I saw that it has shares for Linux, Mac, Windows. Does this mean that in order to properly create a backup system that FAT32 is not an ideal option to ...
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521 views

Update a bootable OS X drive clone with rsync?

The question: is it possible to keep a boot-able backup drive clone of OS X updated with rsync? If rsync is not a viable option are there alternatives? The Setup: My situation is as shown above. ...
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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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1answer
167 views

Duplicity can only restore as root on OS X

When I try to list or restore files from my duplicity backup in S3 on my OS X machine, I run into a permissions error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/duplicity", line ...
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297 views

Cross-platform backup solutions [closed]

Here's my situation. I'm always feeling uncomfortable with backups which are bound to one specific OS. A Mac OS X Time Machine backup, for example, is not very helpful when you can't afford a new Mac ...
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2answers
131 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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1answer
83 views

SATA Drive Not Detected When Booted from External

I used Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable backup on an external USB 3.0 HDD and installed an SSD in my MacBook Pro. The SSD has OSX on it and I can boot to it fine. When I boot to the HDD to try ...
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2answers
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How to backup mac data using ubuntu

Suddenly my Mac Mini hard drive crashed and I am trying to save data from Macintosh HD 2 in my USB case using Ubuntu. I am able to mount Macintosh HD 2 but getting this error: You do not have the ...
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164 views

Best synchronization tool for UNIX [closed]

I often find myself working on an out-dated version of a document, because I previously edited it on my MacBook and now I'm on my Mac Pro. I'm looking for a tool to help me synchronize this as ...
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1answer
169 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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1answer
189 views

Will Windows 8/OS X boot from a hard-drive drive created from a block-level backup of its main hard-drive?

I'm running Windows 8 and OS X on a late 2010 Macbook Pro using Bootcamp. I'd like to replace the internal HDD with an SSD, but want to get a backup process in place first. I read this article by ...
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1answer
109 views

Why does OS X Time Machine create directory hardlinks?

I've been reading up on how OS X Time Machine works. Appearantly it creates hard links for directories as well. I'd imagine directories could just be created and only files could be hard linked. Is ...
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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) ...