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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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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 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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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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Time Machine is doing only partial backup

I am trying to use my LaCie external drive to backup from my Mac (system 10.6.8) and the backed up file on the external drive is titled ".....In Progress", and won't open. I have tried erasing the ...
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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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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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How do I create an automatic, bootable backup of Windows 8 that only backs up changes, like Mac's Time Machine?

I have a Mac (running Mountain Lion) and a Windows 8 computer. I use Time Machine for my Mac, which has saved me a few times when my HD dies, by allowing me to simply restore my entire computer and ...
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TimeMachine with several disks

I have two disks in my MBP: One 256GB SSD, one 1TB HDD. The SSD is the system disk. My SSD contains 100GB of backed-up data, the HDD around 150 GB of backed up data. I would like to have a 2TB USB ...
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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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Why does OS X Time Machine create directory hardlinks?

I've been reading up on how OS X Time Machine works. Appearantly it creates hard links for directories as well. I'd imagine directories could just be created and only files could be hard linked. Is ...
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If OS X is slow, will a Time Machine backup, clean installation and restore make any difference?

I've heard people suggest that when your Mac is slow, you should: perform a Time Machine backup do a clean installation of the OS then restore the time machine backup after installation. I'm ...
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OS X: Delete single folder of Time Machine Backup via Terminal

I know there is tmutil delete to delete single timemachine snapshots from a backup of another machine — but now I need to delete only one of the folders inside the backup. On my old (and now dead) ...
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OS X Mountain Lion unstable after Time Machine restore

I recently sent my Apple MacBook Pro (Retina 15" mid-2012 with OS X 10.8.3) in to Apple to repair the screen, and they wiped the hard drive. I connected my external Time Machine drive and booted into ...
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Time Machine permission errors

I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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Permissions troubles with Library folder in Mac OS X

Here is my sad story. In my macbook pro I have 2 disks and Time Capsule. There are SSD with system and apps and HDD with user folder. The other day my HDD disk was totaly broken. I bought new one and ...
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External Drive appearing as Logical Volume Group, cannot use as Time Machine on Mac

Once upon a time I encrypted my Time Machine and I cannot remember the password I used to encrypt it (yes, very frustrating). I wiped my Time Machine using Disk Utility, thinking I could just start ...
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Is there a time machine equivalent for windows that can back up network files?

This question is similar to Does an equivalent of Time Machine exist for Windows?, with one difference: The files I want to back up are on a network drive. The computer on that network drive is ...
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How do I trim Time Machine backup history?

Let's say I am nearing the limit of space on my backup drive. So I want to delete backups or versions before 6 months ago. Is that possible through time machine? How do I do that? UPDATE! This is the ...
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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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Time machine back up with iMac 27

I am using iMac 27 with Lion Mac Os 10.7.3. I was using a hard disk for time machine back up which was working fine till the internal hard disk crashed. After replacing the hard disk I was able to ...
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Ways to recover data from external hard drive

I use an external hard disk for backup of my mac with time machine (OS 10.5.8). I have made something wrong and I have found important folders in the recycler bin. These folders come from external ...
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Time-Machine backup over SSH tunnel to NFS mount

I've recently started using a new NAS which runs CentOS 6.2. One of the purposes of the NAS would be to serve as a backup target. Whilst I have been using Apple's Time-Machine for a while and I am ...
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TimeMachine: how to identify which files are bloating the backups?

I just started a TimeMachine backup after having only negligible changes to files on my HD (as far as I can tell). Yet the backup is shown to be of ~6GB (!!) Is there some easy way for me to see ...
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Backing up Mac OSX to Windows/Samba share

This should not be this hard ... is there an easy way to back up a mac to a windows share? so far, I've tried the suggestions here, but am getting error: ...
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Do I need to partition my external harddrive to use for both PC and Mac backups?

I have a Buffalo HD-CEU2 1TB external hard drive. I want to use it to back up my Mac and a Windows machine. If possible I would like to use the Time Machine software on my Mac to do this and just use ...
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442 views

Can Time Capsule make multiple disk images?

A simple question. Does the Time Capsule allow you to make multiple disk images for the same computer? I am thinking about getting a Time Capsule. It is not that I care much about backup it is just ...
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399 views

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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How to transfer a Time Machine to an NTFS partition (or how to copy HFS+ hard links)

Do you know a way to copy HFS+ hard links to a folder on a HFS+ or NTFS drive? Before you say it can't be done, I don't want actual backing up functionality of Time Machine, just the ability to ...
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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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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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Mistakenly setup a Time Machine disk, how to recover the data?

I have a NTFS external disk used by a Windows PC and there were lots of important data on it. My friend took the disk and plugged in to my Mac just now and mistakenly setup it as a Time Machine ...
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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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How do I get Time Machine working again after changing my hard drive?

On my Mac, I recently changed to a new hard drive (e.g. after a hard drive failure) or migrated the boot partition to another one What do I have to do to get Time Machine correctly backing up my ...
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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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Time Machine preferences being ignored

I have partitioned a 1TB external drive into three independent drives i.e. iTunes, Docs, Video. In Time Machine I have set the Preferences to only back up the internal drive (which contains my apps, ...
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Migrate selected applications from a Time Machine backup

I upgraded to OSX Lion. I have a previous Time Machine backup and I would like to get back just the information from Mail iTunes iPhoto I wonder if there is any workaround in the migration ...
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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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Time Machine Network Backup via FTP

I have two Macs, a G5 tower and a Macbook Pro. I want to backup the Macbook Pro to an external hard drive on the G5 tower via Time Machine. I know there is a way to do this; my friend has his setup ...
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how to move existing time machine backup to smb

I have a 2 TB external usb hard drive. I have partitioned it as 1TB with NTFS and 1Tb with Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I have Time machine backups in my mac partition. I am planning to make the ...
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Backup Time Machine

I have a Mac Mini server and a external HD for the Time Machine Backup which is used for the server and two macbooks. I want to make a second backup from the external HD on a second HD; I have tried ...
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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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OSX: Convert Time Machine backup to regular folder

I have a Time Machine backup folder on an external drive. I'm done using Time Machine forever, and I just want to access those files in Finder without all the restrictions placed on "backup" files. ...
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Copying Time Machine backup to another location

I made a Time Machine backup to an external drive. When I select the ".backupdb" folder on that drive in Finder and copy it to another location, the destination is much smaller than the source. Get ...
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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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Two Macs, One Time Machine Each, One Main External Hard Drive, No Data on Macs

I'm wanting to have one Mac at work and one Mac at home, each with their own time machine connected to it. No data is to be stored on the Macs themselves, rather, all data is stored on a regular ...
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Time Machine - backup is too large for the backup disk?

I just installed a new 1TB system drive, of which 872 GB are currently available, and installed Snow Leopard on it. I also installed a new 1TB backup drive, which I formatted in Mac OS Extended ...
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Mac OS X and Time Machine backup strategies

I've got a lot of photos that are taking up a lot of room on my laptop. I got an external HD for the new photos and for the Lightroom database, but alas the scratch disk is full. I'd like to set up a ...