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TimeMachine migrates to the wrong date. How do I specifiy which date to migrate from?

Recently, my MacBook Pro 2011 unibody, 10.7.5 crashed due to bad sectors. After installing a new a hard drive, I preformed a restore via the migration assistance. It all went well except that it ...
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How do I prevent Time Machine's persistent dialog “xserve.local unavailable”?

Running Mac Os X 10.7.5, all of a sudden I'm getting hourly connection errors caused by Time Machine when I'm away from our work network, saying it can't connect to the backup server – duh! The alerts ...
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Time Machine backups & OS restore

My permissions were all screwed up and after every exhaustible try to change them all back my only solution was a complete restore. So I did a time machine backup onto my external and started ...
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Are old backups still kept in Time Machine after excluding some folders?

After Time Machine is running for a year or so, I exclude some folders like ~/Downloads with the hope to save some disk space on the Time Machine external drive. Will the old files (such as those in ...
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Problems backing up to Apple TimeCapsule

I've used an Apple Timecapsule for a number of years and through a number of iterations of the hardware. My latest device is the 2TB model and I've been running no problem for 12 months. I've ...
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Setup new Mac from encrypted timemachine

I was setting up my new Mac from encrypted timemachine, to my surprise, Lion start importing the files from timemachine without asking for the encrypted key. I couldn't find any documentation about ...
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How do I configure Time Machine to correctly mount my external hard drive after waking my laptop up?

I have a an external hard drive attached via USB to my 13 inch Mac Book Air 2011 running 10.7.4. I have Time Machine setup to backup to this drive exclusively; this hard drive serves no other purpose. ...
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Time machine backups getting corrupted

About once a month, I get the following message for my time machine backup: Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for ...
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How to efficiently restore Library folder partially deleted on OS X

I am using OS X Lion, and trying to delete some files I did accidentally (from home directoy): rm -fr Library I realized about this some 15 seconds later and did killall rm Some folders have ...
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Time Machine is getting stuck at “Preparing to Back Up” and my Trash isn't emptying

I have encountered two separate problems, but I am putting them in the same question in case they are related. First, my Trash would not empty. It seems to be getting stuck on certain files, because ...
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Time Machine + WD my book studio 1 tb

Situation: iMac 27" metà 2011 Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 WD my book studio 1 tb It's been 3 weeks of problems with my Time Machine. Every time I want to overcome the problem I have had to delete the ...
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Using Time Machine after a major OS upgrade

One of my colleagues had issues on her MBP recently, and I had to take a look at it. It turned out that the machine was still running Leopard and had a bunch of junk installed on it. For the sake of ...
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Time Machine seems to ignore external drive

I have an external disk formatted HFS+ case sensitive. When time machine runs it seems to ignore the entire filesystem on that drive. The volume name shows up if I dig in to Backs.backupsdb but it's ...
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Is it a good idea to exclude large file from Time Machine backup?

I back up my Lion via Time Machine as usual. Is it a good idea to exclude some huge files? For example, the VMWare virtual machine image is 15GB which consumes 1/8 of my SSD drive, I worry TM will use ...
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Problems with TimeMachine configuration - can I blow this away and start over?

I am migrating from a MacBook Pro (early 2009 - OSX 10.6.8) to a new MacBook Pro (OSX 10.7.2). I have been backing up to an external drive using TimeMachine. I want to migrate the back up to my new ...
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Encrypted Time Machine backups in Lion

I have an external drive that already has some stuff in it. It also has a lot of space left (twice as much as the data currently in use on my local drive), which is why I'm thinking about turning on ...
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Mac - Convert from Case-Sensitive to Case-Insensitive File System

So I just got my first Mac. After getting everything set up just the way I wanted it I decided to install Steam. When I opened Steam it said something about not supporting case-sensitive file ...
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Can't get Time Machine over AFP/netatalk to work. Don't get drive as option

I have read various howto's (http://code.stephenmorley.org/articles/time-machine-on-a-network-drive/) but not sure any were made for Lion. I got the latest netatalk setup on Ubuntu, and see the ...
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Time machine suddenly does not include new directories in its backup

My Time Machine is going for a year quite strong, but now it suddenly stopped including new directories in its backup. The situation is the following: (1) Around Dec 21 19:00:00 I have created a ...
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Permissions restoring from Time Machine - Finder copy vs “cp” copy

Note: this question was starting to sprawl so I rewrote it. I have a folder that I'm trying to restore from a Time Machine backup. Using cp -R works fine, but certain folders cannot be restored with ...
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Best way to restore individual folders via Time Machine after clean Lion install?

I'm doing a clean erase and install of Lion, and am looking for the best way to restore individual folders into my home directory via Time Machine. I've done a dummy run, clean Lion install, then ...
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Time machine moving files from .Trashes

My HDD on my laptop (MBP 13) running Lion decided to suddenly die. Just before it did, my intelligent self was deleting files from my external HDD where TimeMachine was doing backups. My reason for ...
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How to check for missing system files in Lion, and recover them?

I've recently been having some troubles with iTunes (in particular, when I tried to update my iPhone 4 to iOS 5, it error'd out and bricked my phone instead), and I suspect these problems may be due ...
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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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Preventing Time Machine from backing up website passwords

I have been given a work machine (Mac Book Pro, Mac OS Lion 10.7.1). I am using Google Chrome's "remember password" feature. Some of those passwords are personal (Hotmail, GMail...) and I would ...
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Upgraded Snow Leopard to Lion MBA, no option for local snapshots in Time Machine

I am trying to check my local snapshots on an upgraded Lion Macbook Air, but there doesn't seem to be any options for local snapshots in my Time Machine options preferences. Am I missing something to ...
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Equivalent for Time Machine that writes to NTFS disks

I'm looking for some OS X Lion software that can periodically backup certain folders. I can't use Time Machine because the storage disk is NTFS and I'm using Paragon to r/w on it.
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Disable Spotlight search in Time Machine backup

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and am trying to disable Spotlight indexing on my Time Machine hard drive, as the mds and mdworker processes are running wildly through all day at 15-60% of CPU... What ...
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Time Capsule & Encrypted Backups under OS X Lion

How can I have an encrypted Time Machine backup on my Time Capsule? The option is in Time Machine preferences, but greyed out. Anyone know of hacks/workarounds to make this work?
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How to stop Spotlight indexing a networked Time Machine backup?

My Time Machine backs up to a hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. After I've upgraded to Lion I have noticed that the mds process (the Spotlight indexer) has been running at 100% cpu every now ...
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Google Chrome extremely slow after Time Machine restore / Parallels installation

I have two iMacs and just installed OS X Lion (clean install) on one of them (let's call it iMac A). I did a Time Machine backup and restored that backup to my other iMac (B) to avoid installing ...
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Error during Time Machine backups on OS X Lion

After I turn on my machine, the first couple of Time Machine backups seem to go OK, but after about an hour I get this error: Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup ...
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How do I use OSX Lion Time Machine with Windows Home Server?

My wife and I have a mixed Windows and Mac household. A couple years ago I purchased a HP MediaSmart server with Windows Home Server on it. HP provided software to get Time Machine on Leopard to work ...
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Trouble accessing external hard drive using Snow Leopard after accessing it on Beta Lion

I had a beta version of Lion on my Macbook for one day before re-installing Snow Leopard. I accessed my Time Machine backup in Lion and was asked to set it up for backups on this new computer. I ...