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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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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OSX 10.10 sparsebundle transfer to NAS from external hard drive failed, any way to resume transfer?

I was trying to transfer a 2.6TB sparsebundle file from my external drive to a new 6TB WD My Cloud NAS using finder. The old external drive is connected to my iMac OSX 10.10 via USB 3.0 and the NAS is ...
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How can I reconnect remote TM clients after a Server.app patch/update?

I have several laptops that back up to a central. Clients use TimeMachine, server uses Server.app. Every time there's even a minor update of Server.app, the Server app loses its awareness that 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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Excluding SyncServices from Time Machine backups

I've noticed using BackupLoupe* that lately each of my Time Machine backups burns some space on ~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices. Can I safely exclude the directory from Time Machine if I ...
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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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Deleted most recent Time Machine backup, will my alias still work?

I deleted my most recent Time Machine backup and now my 'Latest' alias tells me "The operation can't be completed because the original item for 'Latest' can't be found." Will this autocorrect once I ...
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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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How to recover the disk and the data from Time Machine failure

I have a problem when it's started to do Time Machine the process was stucked within 2 mins. Could you advice me to recover the data from the external disk? I can not access the disk and can not ...
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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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missing the 'Latest' folder in Time Machine

The 'Latest' Symink is missing form my friends Time Machine backup that is making it think there is no backup at all. the Hard drive failed on the computer and we are unable to restore because of ...
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TimeMachine: how to rename a folder and all its backups?

I'd like to reorganise part of my system, specifically rename the folder in which I have MacPorts installed. If I just do that without taking care of the TM backups of that directory, TM will insist ...
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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 ...
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Time machine backup to hard drive on server

I have a linux machine that i use as a general server, I would like to be able to backup my mac to a hard drive plugged into the linux machine, is this possible?
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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Recover Time Machine partition that turned MBR only instead of GUID

I have one drive that has a NTFS partition, a TimeMachine partition (I guess HFS+) and empty space. The other day, I did one partition more from Windows 8 (bootcamp) and since then, I can't see the ...
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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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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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Carbon Copy Cloner corrupted Time Machine?

After cloning my internal drive to an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner and booting from the external drive once (then booting from my internal drive again), Time Machine thinks that every ...
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How do I collapse a machine's Time Machine snapshots to just the final one?

I want to drop all but the latest snapshot from several retired machines' Time Machine store. The computers are no longer in active use, so being able to go back in time a few months ago from their ...
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Problems with my Time Machine drive on my Ubuntu server

Complete Linux novice here, I've been trying to set up one of my disks in my server as a Time Machine backup. Below is a follow up from this post: ...
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OSX 10.9 Time Machine backup to NAS

I recently upgraded from 10.6.8 to 10.9. on snow leopard i was able to make time machine backups over the network to my nas, i think i had to tweak some settings but i dont recall what i did. now ...