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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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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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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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Restore Deleted Mails in Mail App

I am using MAC Mail app for my mails from several accounts. So somehow two of my gmail's mails got deleted and since it was using IMAP the web also deleted all of it. Other emails from Yahoo and ...
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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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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 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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Back up multiple macs to an external connected to a time capsule

We have several Macs in our house backing up to a single Time Machine with an external hard drive attached via USB. We also have user accounts set up on the Time Machine for each Mac owner in 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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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 ...
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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 can I connect OS X to a QNAP Time Machine volume?

I have a QNAP TS-212 NAS running the latest 4.0.2 firmware. This firmware has a Backup Station option where it creates a Time Machine backup volume for OS X to use. In my case OS X 10.8.5. When I ...
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Time machine removed usr/bin/sudo. How can I get it back?

I had some issues with my Macbook, and I used Time Machine to recover a version of usr/bin. Unfortunately, somewhere along the process, usr/bin/sudo was removed. Now, even if I want to recover ...
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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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Time Machine backs up symbolic links that haven't changed

Lately I've noticed that my Time Machine backups are taking a very long time. I recently replaced my boot drive, and I thought the problem might have been due to the way I reconnected the drive to the ...
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Get Time Machine's current state in terminal

I'm wondering if there's any way to get the current status of Time Machine's backup process in terminal. I'm interested in whether backup is in progress (or not) and what its percentage of completion ...
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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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Make Time Machine stop opening a new window when backing up

A few weeks ago, I ran quite a few of the commands found at https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/blob/master/.osx hoping to get rid of a few of the annoyances on my Mac. Unfortunately, in the ...
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cant install osx 10.8 - error “the disk is used for time machine” - its my main HD

Im trying to upgrade to 10.8 from 10.7.5 on my "13-inch macbook, aluminum late 2008", when i run the install i click agree on the T&C, and then i get to select the HD i want to install it on (but ...
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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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How to use my new external HD for Time Machine backup

I use Mac OS X 10.6.8. I have a brand new external portable hard disk, a Seagate 1 TB, formatted as NTFS. I want to use it as backup drive for Time Machine. When I open Time Machine, it does not ...
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Is there a way to detect why a command line task like rm is still not done after several hours on mac os x?

I was trying to get Time Machine working again on my OS X 10.7 (Lion) powered iMac, and a remote drive on airport base station, and the only solution that worked was the rename my .sparsebundle file ...
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How do I find and mount the virtual volume named “TIme Machine backups”?

I have a couple iMac computers running Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8 which back up to a 3 tb hard disk which is attached to an Airport (Apple wireless router + usb disk server). They appear to be storing ...
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Backup sshfs volume via Time Machine on macosx

Is it possible to mount a filesystem via sshfs on my mac and have time machine back that up to external disk? Time machine does backup any other external drives to its dedicated external drive so ...
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Time Machine over network using incorrect realm for kerberos authentication

Question: how can I influence the kerberos realm that Time Machine, or more specifically NetAuthSysAgent, uses? Time Machine backups over the network are failing on OS X 10.7 / 10.8 clients except ...
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When re-installing OS X and importing using Time Machine, which imports should I avoid?

My computer has been having several problems related to hanging and poor graphics performance. I want to re-install OS X to get a completely clean system. I want to keep my files, so I'm going to use ...
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Migrate to a new Mac does not recognize external HD

I bought a new Mac (Mini Late 2012). I have a Time Machine backup of the older computer (Macbook Unibody Late 2008) and I want to restore system configuration and apps. I open Migration Assistant, ...
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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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Time machine slows to a crawl

When the time machine backup starts, the speed of the backup, as reported by the progress window, seem fine. I have a USB 3 disk and it reports 60GB will be backed up in about an hour. For the first 5 ...
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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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Time Machine says it must create a new backup erasing my backup history?

Time Machine completed a verification of your backups on “MyBackupDrive”. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you. What does this mean and why did it happen?
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is there a way to stop mac osx disk encryption in progress?

I chose a 1T external drive for time machine and checked the "encrypt backups" option. I thought it will only encrypt the backups, but as it seems it is now encrypting the whole drive which has quite ...
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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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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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Reinstalling OS X – Can I restore my data from a Time Machine backup?

I have recently bought a new MacBook and would like to reformat my old MacBook and give it to my girlfriend. I have been regularly backing up my old MacBook using Time Machine. My aim is to start ...
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Alternatives to Time Machine

I have been having trouble with time machine now for a long time. I originally thought it was my network storage device, so I got a new one and the problems persist. See my question here: Time ...
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OSX make two drives appear as continuous volume

I want two drives to appear as one continuous volume on OSX how would this be done? they are both connected via sata ultimately this will be shared over a network from the OSX file server. And even ...
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Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive?

Is it possible use Dropbox as my OSX Time machine backup drive? I am thinking of getting Dropbox Pro.
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Why does my Time Machine backup fail?

I am trying to backup my Laptop to my UnRAID server. Now the third time it failed and displayed this message: My backup is 650 GB big and contains 1.6 million files. May this be the problem? Or is ...
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How to change time machine settings in Mac?

Say I want to exclude the desktop now from time machine. How would I do so?
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Would it better to partition my secondary drive?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro (MBP). The main drive is a Solid State Disk (SSD) with OSX. I have removed the SuperDrive and replaced it with a 750GB Hybrid Hard Drive (HHD) (this is the secondary drive). ...
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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 ...