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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Trouble accessing external hard drive using Snow Leopard after accessing it on Beta Lion

I had a beta version of Lion on my Macbook for one day before re-installing Snow Leopard. I accessed my Time Machine backup in Lion and was asked to set it up for backups on this new computer. I ...
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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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How to encrypt time machine backup on snow leopard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encrypt time machine backups How can i do a time machine backup to an encrypted storage? I wanna backup to a truecrypt volume or a dmg vault volume but when i mount it i ...
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When using Time Machine, does it follow Symbolic Links in mac?

I have a mac with a 250gb hd. My iTunes library is in an external hard disk, 500gb. I have Symbolic Links in my home music folder pointing to the files and the xml library (I dont let iTunes organize ...
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Use Apple time machine to move from Macbook pro to Macbook air, BUT! TM image > Macbook Air Harddrive

I want to move my 190GB Macbook Pro time machine image to my new macbook air, but my Macbook Air only has 128GB of storage. I don't want/need to move all of my files, just all of the installed ...
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Format OS X, Back Up via Time Machine, will the problems still occur?

I am running a Mac OS X Snow Leopard And as of late it has started to load and run slower and slower and slower. Which is getting increasingly annoying. So I am thinking about the solution of a ...
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Mac Time Machine + Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

I wonder if I can use Azure Blob Storage to store Mac Time Machine files. Is it really possible to mount a blob storage as a drive for Mac Time Machine?
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Deleted the .AppleDouble files inside my Time Machine backups - are they still OK?

My Ubuntu server is set up to emulate a TimeCapsule (after a very long weekend following the instructions here, here and here). My macbook pro has been backing up happily to it for a month or so now, ...
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OS X wants to back up Macintosh HD to itself

From time to time, OS X (10.6) will ask me if I want to perform a backup of my Macintosh HD, but the backup destination is obviously the HD itself. I have not plugged in any external device, nor is ...
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How can I recover an XAMPP MySQL database from a Time Machine backup?

I have a Time Machine backup drive from a MacBook Pro machine I don’t have anymore (technically, I reformatted a while back). It contained a MySQL database installed, managed, and run by my XAMPP for ...
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How do I restore a non-system hard drive using Time Machine under OSX?

I dropped one of the external drives on my Mac Pro and it started making noises... so I bought a replacement drive. No biggie, that's why I have Time Machine, right? So now that I have the new drive ...
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Disable Time Machine reminder on Mac

While giving a presentation in Keynote for a job interview, the presentation suddenly exit and I got a Time Machine message telling me that the last backup was more than x days ago, which was very bad ...
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Accessing Time Machine backup from Windows/Linux laptops

I'm wondering if I can access my time machine backup from Windows or Linux computers... I'm just wondering what'll happen if my computer fails and I don't have enough money to buy a new mac...
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How can I test if a wireless-N router improves LAN throughput?

On my network we have a Windows Home Server and my wife's Macbook Pro. Her office is in the opposite corner of the house from the WHS (which is wired to the router). We've been using the wireless ...
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Encrypt time machine backups

What is the best way to encrypt backups made by Time Machine?
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Can the Epson V700 be used with an Airport Extreme and an HDD at the same time?

I have a MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard, an Epson V700 Scanner and a standard external 1TB Hard Drive used for Time Machine. I'm thinking of buying an Airport Extreme. Two questions: Can I use the ...
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Creating a custom NAS compatible with the Mac Time machine and for media streaming

I am planning to assemble a custom NAS machine using an Intel Atom processor. I need the NAS for the following purposes: It should be accessible from my Windows PC so that I can dump data on the NAS ...
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Mac OS X Time Machine Restore - Failure?

I've got an late 2009 macbook pro 13' and yesterday I replaced the native hd (new hd: Hitachi; same form factor). I choosed "Restore from Time Machine" in the options menu on the snow leopard install ...
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TimeTraveler for the Mac?

Is there such a thing as TimeTraveler for the Mac? I know about time machine, but TimeTraveler is integrated with Windows Explorer. Something which woud interactively change the view in the Finder ...
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Clean install in Mac OS X make it faster?

So I know that clean installing an OS is the best way to make computer runs faster. I know that sometimes this is the case too for Linux/Mac OSX. My question is, is this the case if I restore all my ...
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Mac - Back up only a particular folder using time machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I tell Apple's Time Machine to backup a single folder? I am a developer on Mac. But I never used Time Machine feature. How can I back up only one folder using time ...
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Partition Hard Drive for use with Time Machine

Is it possible to partition a hard drive in two and use one partition for Time Machine and the other for other uses? I am running Mac OS X 10.6.5 if it makes any difference. EDIT: For clarification ...
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I want to access the documents from my Mac that I backed up using Time Machine on my PC. How do I do this?

I can't take my iMac desktop with me to Colorado so I decided to take an old PC laptop I had. I backed up all of my Mac files using Time Machine onto an external hard drive. How do I access these ...
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Safe to manually delete backed-up files from Time Machine? TM takes for ever to delete backups

Is it safe to manually delete files and folders from a time capsule? ( Apple's Time Machine backup system calls backup partitions that way ) Because using TM's option Delete all backups of ... is ...
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How to restore data from external hard drive before “Erase” command of Time Machine (OS X)

I gave my external hard drive to a friend using MacBook. She plugged in and accidentally used my ext. hard drive for Time Machine. This is what happened, according to her (I don't use Mac so I dont ...
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How can I know what files and folders is Apple's Time Machine backing up?

How can I know what files and folders is Apple's Time Machine backing up when it's making a backup? I tried to exclude all the folders that are likely to contain big files, change often and are not ...
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setting up time machine for specific folder of disk not entire disk

hmm ! hello All. I just wanted to whether is it possible to take back-up of specific folder rather than entire disk ? Let me explain more deeply. Suppose I have folder named OfficeImportants in ...
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Restore (find) mystery files from time machine backup

I'm helping someone using time machine. The user deleted some files off there hdd because they where backed up on the time machine. Well now the user wants to restore the files. Here comes the kicker. ...
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How can I archive old time machine backups

I have an external drive with an old mac's time machine backups on it. It takes up about 80% of the hard drive. What i would like to do is just take the final snapshot that it took of the old mac ...
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Run time machine on a low priority

I noticed that every time TimeMachine runs, my mac becomes less responsive. Is it possible to run the time machine process on a lower priority?
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Excluding items from managed Time Machine

Is there any way to exclude items from Time Machine when it's set up on a computer being managed with Workgroup Manager/Open Directory? We have some Macs set up with Open Directory and have used ...
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How to fix Time Machine's “This backup is too large for the backup disk”?

Why I am always seeing this window on my system? I have changed the disk with a new one, bigger and after a while the message shows again. As far as I know, TM deletes old backups to store the new ...
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Restoring from Time Machine - Permissions Error

I am moving some old folders from my Mac PowerBook Pro to a UNIX network drive. In doing so I was getting a few "all files could not be copied" errors which I ignored, thinking it was aliases which ...
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How to get up and running immediately from a Time Machine backup and a borrowed computer

Imagine me showing up at my friend's doorstep with a laptop in several charred pieces, an intact external drive with (phew) Time Machine backups, and a deadline in a few hours. "Quick," I say, "give ...
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Whose backups will be deleted first when backuping multiple computers using Time Machine to one disk?

Now I have two partitions for each computer to backup there. Backups from my mac book are always big (about one gigabyte minimum), backups from second machine are mostly small (rarely more than few ...
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Mac Time Machine drive is “too small” or “permanately damaged”?

I have a 80gb HD in my Mac Mini... but only about 30gb of it is in use. I thought an old 60gb HD would be MORE than enough space. (Since I don't need to keep many duplicate copies of old files. ...
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Is it possible to restore only some apps from a Time Machine backup?

I have a time machine backup from my old laptop and I'd like to restore some parts of it onto a new one. I know I could restore the whole thing, and that's not out of the question, but I'd like to ...
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Time Machine backup solution for MacBookPro 5,3 (4TB+)

I have a MacBook Pro I'd like to backup using Time Machine. I have money to purchase any storage solution that will allow me to keep 4TB+ of "history" of a FileVault volume. My current solution gives ...
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Time Machine Single File Restore after System Reinstall

Is it possible to restore a single file (e.g. my Aperture library) from a Time Machine backup when I reinstall the OS? I want a fresh install and not restore the whole system from backup.
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Reduce Time Machine backup sizes

The average size of 'empty' back-up is 100-200Mb on my machine. By 'empty' I mean that sometimes you log-in into a computer after few hours and see time machine working with a message like 'copying ...
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How to use Time Machine with File Vault

I have a Mac with one user using File Vault. I am enabling Time Machine. How do I make sure the File Vaulted directory gets backed up?
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Snapshots are disappearing from Time Machine. Why?

I have TimeMachine enabled for my external HDD. I'm triggering backups manually 2 times per week. I have noticed, that some snapshots, that i made, are gone. I noticed this behaviour several weeks ...
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Time Machine for non-hard-drives

Is there a good method or application for backing up USB keys with Time Machine? Often I take my work from one computer to another on a USB key and thus that is where the most recent version of it ...
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Deleting Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.6.4

Does anyone know how to delete Time Machine in Mac OS X 10.6.4? Before answering: sudo rm -rf /whateverthetimemachineis does not work Disabling the ACL permissions first with sudo fsaclctl -p /...
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Exploit Time Machine sparsebundle file

I use time machine with a non HFS+ network drive to backup my data thank to the following command: defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1 Everything was working ...
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Restoring over USB from Timecapsule?

I have a Time Capsule and am going to do a restore to a new Mac I bought. Instead of doing this restore over ethernet (or wifi [shudder]) is there any way to do the restore over USB from the Mac to ...
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Why do a system backup when Time Machine already does it?

According to this question Does Apple's Time Machine app really copy everthing Time Machine can do a full system restore as long as you have the original OS dvd. With this in mind, is there ...
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Is it possible to backup to an Airport Disk formatted with journaling?

Is it possible make time machine backups to an disk plugged into an Airport Extreme base station when the disk is formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled? I've tried formatting the disk in this way, ...
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Time Machine Backup stalls out writing to WD external USB drive

I'm new to Mac and have been using my MacBook Pro (10.6.4) for about a month, so I figured it was time to get backups working. I am using about 150 GB on my HD, but a lot of that is Parallels 5 ...
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Macbook Pro HDD corrupt - How to backup & restore both OSX and Windows XP (Bootcamp)

My Macbook's harddrive is corrupt, and OSX no longer boots, but Windows does through Bootcamp. What is the best way for me to backup and restore my data? How do I backup Windows XP? (Can I backup ...