Time Machine is a backup utility by Apple Inc. It is included as part of Mac OS X starting with OS X 10.5 "Leopard". Time Machine supports backing up data to hard disks connected to a Mac and AFP network shares.

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Have I messed up Time Machine backup?

I recently had a full power outage which happened in the middle of a Time-Machine backup to a Time Capsule on my network over WiFi. I've only recently got and started using the TimeCapsule device but ...
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File system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X [duplicate]

What is the file system for external hard disk that supports access from Windows and Mac OS X? Also, I would like to backup using Mac Time Machine application, and use the disk to store other data. ...
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HFSplus showing folders as files

I used to own a macbook which broke. I am now using an Ubuntu laptop. I am trying to recover my files from the Time Machine HDD, some folders are showing OK (like Library and my username) but inside, ...
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Restore from time machine to 2 different computers?

I backed up my laptop with time machine as I was buying a new more powerful one. Ive restored my data to my new machine and wiped the old one. However I was wondering if I can user the same restore ...
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OS X Time Machine

So was trying to backup my time machine drive onto another disk, but I got an message about it being case sensitive. So I was playing around with Disk Utility in El-Capitan, I was on the partition tab ...
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Can I brute force a Time Machine password?

I had computer that was failing SMART check. Not a huge deal, was still under warranty, and I'd had Time Machine configured for years, so I had a good backup. Took the computer to get the HD ...
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How do I remove “ghost” backups from Time Machine?

If I check the Time Machine backup mount, I see this: SilentMac:SilentMac almo$ ls 2015-02-28-102519 2015-05-17-121037 2015-11-08-161652 2015-03-29-194158 2015-06-25-022353 Latest ...
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Error preparing the Time Machine backup disk

One of my backup disks has problems. I keep this disk (BU2) at another location and do a backup when I'm there. The last backup was from before the upgrade to El Capitan. At home I have another backup ...
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After time machine restore, zillions of .com.apple.backupd.mdmv files?

I used time machine to restore OSX. After restoring, there are zillions of .com.apple.backupd.mdmvXXXXXX files everywhere. XXXXXX is a seemingly random number, typically 7-8 digits long. There seems ...
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Mac time machine server: Hiding files from the view of other users

How can I make a user unable to see other sparsebundles? I am using OSX Server 10.10.5 & storing backups on a Drobo DAS. Group has R+W access to folder. Each sparsebundle belongs to a user & ...
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what happens when disk is full when using one disk for multiple macs' time capsule backup

I'd like to use same external disk for multiple macs time machine backup. I have a concern that is what will happen when during one macs' backup reaches hdd full capacity. Will it give me the ...
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Manual Backup vs Time Machine

I am unable to login to Yosemite, always freezing on login. My only option after trying everything else was to use MacDrive software on the PC partition (bootcamp) to show the files and copy it ...
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OS X Time Machine Auto-Connect to VPN

I've setup a remote AFP share on one of my VPSes for my MacBook Pro for use with Time Machine. I have issues with publicly exposing an AFP share, as I've heard AFP has had vulnerabilities in the past, ...
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OS X Migration Assistant: Forced to restore everything

After doing a fresh installation of OS X, I wanted to recover some of my data from a Time Machine backup using the Migration Assistant. However, when it comes to the selection of data to be restored, ...
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Security of Time Machine's AFP connection

I use Time Machine to backup my Mac over the Internet on a Synology server. TM connects throught AFP protocol, it this protocol resistent to Man-in-the middle attack (attacker can't steal creditials ...
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Stop disk decryption in progress and restore encryption

This is similar to "is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?". I started decrypting my 2TB backup drive to use it for something else, but now I don't need that, I want my encryption ...
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Does an external hard drive draw more current writing or deleting files?

I have an external hard drive that is powered off of the usb connection to my Raspberry Pi. I use it for Time Machine back ups so it is almost always writing data to the external hard drive. However, ...
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Restore device by Time Machine backup of another device

I have a Time Machine backup for an iMac-500GB and backup size is 100GB. Now trying to restore it on a Macbook-250GB and it doesn't work and restore application alerts that there's no enough space for ...
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Can I use OS X Time Machine to set up my development environment?

I have my personal MacBook Air set up the way I want for development. I also have a work MacBook Pro. Can I use Time Machine to mirror my personal setup onto the work MacBook?
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Mac OS X backup to NAS Server - Time Machine or other

I just bought Synology DiskStation and I want to backup my files. I was thinking about Time Machine and I started to make this happen but I found out that Time Machine backup whole Mac and not just ...
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Time Machine on Ubuntu Server via SSH tunnel - backup fails

I have an afpd up on my Ubuntu server. Everythings works fine in LAN. If I want to make a backup for a user via ssh tunnelling it fails, although it works in lan. The tunnelling works fine. When the ...
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I can't loign as postgres user

I have recently done a backup using Time Machine, shifting the data from a Mac mini to a Macbook pro. In this process I lost the possibility to access to postgres with my user. I can see the user on ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine?

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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OSX (10.9.5) running out of open files with Time Machine to shared drive

I mounted an external drive as a shared resource and made it available on my local network using AFP. That machine and another machine use it for Time Machine backups. Eventually the machine where the ...
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Apple Time Capsule as encrypted cross-plattform NAS

I would like to use my Apple Time Capsule as an encrypted NAS and the encryption system has to be supported on Linux, MacOsX and optionally Windows. It is important, that the encrypted file system can ...
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Back up Mac Server with Time Machine Server installed on the same Time Machine Server

I want to back up several Workstations (“Workstations 1-4” in diagram below) and a Mac OS X Server (“MacMini Server” in diagram below) that runs “Time Machine Server” on that same “Time Machine ...
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OSX Yosemite backup

I have a MBP running OSX Yosemite and the Time Machine backup has stopped working. It's showing the following: OSX Yosemite time machine error: sparsebundle” could not be accessed (error ...
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Time Machine backup to Google Drive folder? [closed]

My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The ...
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“Resetting” Time Machine after OS X upgrade

I have recently performed a clean install of OS X Yosemite, restoring docs and apps. Having already checked that everything works, I would like to delete from the Time Machine the old OS X to avoid ...
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Share a hard drive for backing up using Mac TimeMachine and Ubuntu System Backups

I have a Macbook Pro using Time Machine for whole system backup and a Ubuntu installed on another Macbook Pro (not dual boot) using default system backup. I have a 4TB SATA hard drive partitioned ...
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Time Machine does not backup all content?

I had to move from a Macbook Pro to a Macbook Air, and so I backed up my Pro using time machine onto an external hard drive. The backup ran smoothly and no errors were displayed. When I went to see ...
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Google Drive not recognizing folder after Time Machine restore

So I restored my computer last night using Time Machine (I have Yosemite). My Google Drive folder didn't sync for some reason and it said "Your Google Drive folder is missing" So I located the ...
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Creating multiple Time Machine volumes for a couple users on Synology NAS

I have a Synology DS414 NAS device and I would like to allow my whole family to perform backups of their Macs on the NAS storage. So far I have followed the official Synology guide and created a ...
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How to efficiently restore all RAW photos from sparsebundle/time machine backups?

I got into a problem were a large number of my raw photos have been deleted over time but I'm pretty sure they are on my time machine backup, but manually using OSX timewarp UI to go and find these ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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Does Time Machine preserve hard links yet?

I have been doing my own backups using rsync to a remote computer. However, due to the recommendation to have a full computer backup before upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite, I am trying to undertake ...
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Cannot access old time machine backups in mac osx due to permissions

I can't access my old backups on my external HD because I'm getting permissions errors. I have no luck even with trying to change the settings via "Get Info" in Finder. Can someone please help me?
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Time machine working but cant restore from backups?

I have a Time Machine backup from earlier today. When I enter Time Machine it shows me the backup and appears to work fine. However The option to restore is greyed out and unavailable. Ive made a ...
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restore os x from specific time machine backup

I upgraded to yosemite, but it was killing my computer, so I decided to restore my compute from a time machine backup I have on an external hard drive. My time machine backup directory ...
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Using Mac's Time Machine for an external drive connected only some of the time

I have just purchased a 1TB external hard drive to use as my Time Machine capsule. I will not have it connected all of the time, I will probably only connect it every month or so. Is there any way ...
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Whats the process for erasing disk, reinstalling Mac OS and restoring data and apps

I was told by the Apple genius bar that my OS was messed up and is slowing down my macbook. I was told to erase the disk, reinstall the OS and restore the apps and data from my Time Machine. I'm ...
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Moving one hard disc from one MacBook to other one

I'd like to move my 512 gb sad from my old macbook to the new one. But I am not sure I'd face issues with it ? Backing up the entire one with time machine and restoring to the new one is quite ...
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Increasing size of Time Machine storage partition

I have a 500G hard drive attached to my iMac. When it was first attached a friend partitioned it equally for storage and backup (Time Machine). Now the backup part is full but the storage is hardly ...
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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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How can I make Time Machine back up my virtual machines?

It seems Time Machine only checks the size of a file and not the date modified to back up. I have a Windows Virtual box and it does not back it up even though the date modified has changed since the ...
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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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MySQL does not work on MacBook Pro after restoring from Time Machine

I just used Time Machine to restore my hard drive. However I am not able to connect to MySQL. I get the following error when I type mysql -u root -p. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local ...
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Time-Machine weekly not incremental? [duplicate]

I Recently bought a 2Tb external drive and configured time machine on my OS X 10.6.8 iMac. It started by making a full backup (approximately 1.6 Tb). Fine. I see a series of hourly incremental backups ...