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Not enough space on external HD to back up Time Machine, why?

I have a 1.5TB external HARD DRIVE that I am using for time machine to back up my 500GB internal HD of my IMAC operating snow leopard. When up I try to start Time Machine it tells me it failed ...
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Copy an existing OS X install from another drive

I just bought a new solid state drive, and I'd like to copy all of the files and setup from my current Mac OS X hard drive onto it. What is the best way to do this? I have a 1TB external hard drive, ...
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How to login a user with decrypted FileVault home directory?

I'm using OSX Snow Leopard and a FileVault protected home directory for my user. To backup my HDD I make a live rsync backup of a whole filesystem to external drive: rsync [parameters] / ...
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Cannot continue incremental backups after restoring from Time Machine

I recently restored a machine (running Snow Leopard) of mine from Time Machine and the restore went well. After restoring, I attempted to back up to Time Machine again (on the same external hard drive ...
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Time Machine “Event store UUIDs don't match for volume” after swapping disk

My new hard drive died the last week and had to put my old drive backup into my Mac Mini, which is running Snow Leopard. I was then able to restore my latest Time Machine backup. When I upgraded a ...
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Waking my MacBook Pro for a backup at night

I have FileVault turned on, which means that Time Machine won't back up my data while I'm logged in. Is there any way to get my MacBook to wake once at night, say 6 AM, to start a Time Machine backup ...
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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 ...
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Backup software for OSX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Backup software for Mac OS X I am searching a software like time machine but: free, which can backup external drives, and backup to any volume (for example Truecrypt ...
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Time Machine Synchronize just my Home Folder to external hard drive in MacOS Leopard

Just bought an external 500GB hard drive. I want to store, backup and synchronize just my home folder in Mac OS Leopard. I dont want all the system preferences to be backed up. I don't want other ...
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Can't execute hdiutil create from remote machine

I have an iMac with the HD split into two equal size partitions. Both partitions are bootable with Snow Leopard. I then start-up partition 1 with an admin user account. I want to create a disk ...
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Best Back Up Program for Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Backup software for Mac OS X What is the best back up program for a Mac running Snow Leopard? I just need to back up working directories, so I don't need Time Machine or ...
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Acronis to backup/restore Macbook Pro

I have Macbook Pro with SL and Bootcamped Windows7 installed as dual boot. I wonder if anyone used Acronis True Image Home or other products to have a backup of all disk, including SL and Windows7 ...
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Can I recover from a complete OS X hard drive crash using CrashPlan Central?

The CrashPlan web site states: Once your files are backed up, CrashPlan continuously checks that your files are 100% healthy and ready to restore when you need them. If it finds any ...
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Mac true folder sync

I'm looking for a free solution to sync 2 folders together with a true sync. Meaning you delete a file in either place, and it updates that in the other folder. Not a backup from one to the other type ...
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Back up windows image for resintallation using bootcamp

Is it possible to make an image copy of Windows XP to hard drive, so that I can reinstall it on a Mac (running snow leopard)?
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Good automatic backup tool [closed]

I am in search of a good backup tool that can backup to a network drive (because time machine cannot). I want to be able to choose the folders I want to backup and then it does it every night on a ...
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What is the simplest way to backup a large (Aperture) photo library automatically to a different physical location (presumably through the cloud)?

I have about 10k pictures, (close to 50GB) on my MacBook Pro, all stored in an Aperture Library. I run time machine (on Snow Leopard if it matters), so they're backed up hourly to my time capsule, ...
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Is it ok to work with files, while Time Machine is backing them up?

Currently, my Mac is backing all my data up. At this time, I working ... Is it ok, when I move/change files during backup ? Or, I will have side-effects later ?
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How to reuse backup on Time Machine on Snow Leopard after a logic board change, after choosing wrong option on popup

After my logic board was replaced, I connected my laptop back to my network, and Time Machine gave me a popup, as shown on this thread: ...
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How to back up a network volume to my Time Capsule?

I have a Time Capsule that I'm using for my backups. I have a network volume (coincidentally on the same time capsule) that I'd like to back up as well. How can I tell Time Machine to back up ...
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Using Mac Mini to store a Bootable Backup of Mac via SSH

I'm trying to back up my Macbook since I'm going to be traveling around for the next 2 weeks. My plan is to use rsync and SSH keys to backup a bootable copy of the Snow Leopard Macbook to a MacMini ...
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Restoring a Snow Leopard system without Time Machine

Since my iMac is damaged, and the solution seems to be hard, I am trying to re-install it, with my apps and settings backed-up. But, Time Machine keeps crashing, so I can't do it that way. My only ...
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Are Time Machine backups incremental? And is Time Machine any better on Snow Leopard?

I would like to understand how Time Machine backups work and has this been made any better in Snow Leopard?