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Command line cp or rsync to crawl drive seeking only specific file types and put them somewhere?

Is it possible only using the command line to use something like the cp or rsync command to crawl a hard-drive seeking only image/video files? And maybe in the process of copying them over to another ...
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Converting a time machine backup to a clone

I'm having trouble memorizing some old passwords for some old protected DMG's. I'm hoping to find them in my old backups, because stupid young me probably saved them in his keychain (which doesn't fit ...
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Copying files: Do any of the mainstream operating systems (excluding e.g. Linux with ZFS) hash files when moving them?

What I tend to do to go about making sure I don't lose my data is I pick and choose what files I want to keep, and once I have my large (in bytes, not in heft) external hard disk attached (usually ...
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How to use Google Drive when a network drive is required?

I have used Google Drive for backups for a while now (yes...I do encrypt certain files locally). I was in the situation where I had plenty of local storage and just moved my Google Drive directory ...
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Use a USB HDD connected to a Wi Fi router as a backup for both Windows Desktop and MacBook pro

i've a macbook pro with Retina ( running latest osX, 10.9 i guess ) and a desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. Can i buy a router with a usb port like this one, connect a USB HDD to it and use it as a ...
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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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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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69 views

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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1answer
305 views

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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154 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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
78 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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
101 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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1answer
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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
55 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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124 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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1answer
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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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1answer
646 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
408 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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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
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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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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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457 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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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
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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1answer
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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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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
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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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340 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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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
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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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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 ...