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How To Move OS X Time Machine Backups To A New Disk | Pack Rat



Think of all the things you would lose if your hard disk crashed, or if your Mac was damaged or stolen, and you could no longer access your files. Sure, you can macOS, you can download and reinstall all of your apps, but it will take a long time.




How to Move OS X Time Machine Backups to a New Disk | Pack Rat



Well, that happened pretty quickly! After upgrading the internal hard drive on my MacBook Pro to 320 GB, I moved the 120 GB disk Apple shipped with the machine to my Verbatim SmartDisk FireWire+USB enclosure to use as a Time Machine backup target. Despite applying some tricks to reduce the amount of data backed up by Time Machine, I filled up the 120 GB drive pretty quickly indeed! So I decided to swap the 160 GB drive from my Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini USB drive into the (faster) Verbatim FireWire enclosure to give Time Machine some (temporary) breathing room.


It turns out that you can move Time Machine backups easily, with included OS X tools, and without breaking anything. My old backups are still visible, and I have another 40 GB to work with. Read on for the details!


Since I already had a 160 GB Maxtor OneTouch Mini 4 USB drive sitting around half full for Windows backups, I decided to swap the disk drive units between enclosures to get an extra 40 GB for Time Machine. It turns out the Maxtor used a Seagate ST9160821AS drive, by the way.


Hi,I was just wondering if this method of copying Time Machine data would be suitable for the time machine partitions of a dual external hard drive system where I would have two external drives, each with say, three partitions: one for time machine, one for a bootable clone, and one for other data (eg movies/photos/music).


Disk images are a little less familiar to average folks, but they work pretty much the same way. A disk image is a file on a disk that acts like a separate disk. It could be a virtual hard drive for a virtual machine, a copy of a DVD or Blu-Ray disc, or an archive for an application that wants to use an entire disk.


Now, after a day of working, I plugged in my external HD to make the next backup. Time Machine now started to scan my files, prepared the files etc. (took rather long, because it somehow needed to scan everything), then entered the "Deleting old backups" phase. Everything looked normal, but just when it was about to finish, it failed with "This backup is too large for the backup disk.".


When I look into the Time Machine drive, I see, that it has automatically deleted all my old versions already I'm really not happy about that! Only the latest one is left - the one I restored from yesterday, and now it seems to create a separate backup for my new disk? Ok, "200 GB x 2 > 320 GB", but that's not what it should do. It should just continue writing the differences, as it has always managed to keep several old versions, so why would it be any different just because I moved the contents to an SSD?


I have moved from a Mac running Snow Leopard to a new Lion machine. Since there was a lot of cruft on the old machine, I set up the new one from scratch, only copying the data over I need. I still want to retain the Time Machine backup of my old machine for a while in case I missed something. That backup spans many months though and is huge. I really just need the latest backup from it, not its whole history.


You can use tmutil delete in Lion to safely delete backups. The benefit of this is the deletion happens more silently in the background. The downside is the UI isn't speedy for deleting more than one snapshot at a time. In practice, you have to be there to attend multiple deletions.


It is also safe to simply remove them via Finder or any other method - just be patient as each backup contains a full set of directory entries for each file. My (worst) record is 4 days to delete through finder a batch of unwanted backups.


As a brief aside - Why do you want to do this? Time Machine automatically prunes old backups when you're getting low on space. I've found it very comforting to just clone my Time Machine drive to a cheap USB external drive and put it on the shelf. (or make this the drive on the shelf and use it as an excuse to get a new drive) Perhaps it's the perfect pack-rat-keep-everything verses if-you-don't-need-it-now's-the-time-to-delete-it test for Mac users.


I would recommend against using Finder to delete backups, however it is certainly possible from inside Time Machine itself. When you're in Time Machine, navigate the window to the Computer setting, in the sidebar it should be the name of your computer. When that is the active window, the "Gear" icon on the toolbar changes its functionality. Go "back in time" to the date that you don't want any more and click on the Gear icon. Select "Delete Backup" from the menu and enter your administrator password if prompted and let Time Machine do its thing. This allows Time Machine to update its database and keep the links it makes intact.


I am a horrible pack-rat with my computer and it has become an out-of-control mess. Cleaning up the mess is going to take weeks or months. I need to be able to do it in steps, over time. In addition to my laptop, I have a 750 GB WD My Book that is full (lots of messed up redundancies there to sort out, also).


Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES choose your Mavericks Time Machine backup as a time machine disk under Yosemite. You will no longer be able to restore Mavericks as a Recovery option. I found this out the hardest way possible, and will probably need 8-10 hours of hard work recovering all the folders individually.


Then you may have to worry about permissions. I had to get info on the internal drive after and tinker with privileges. Why? every time I moved a file, etc, it forced me to authenticate. That grew tiresome quickly.


With the ability to save data from an unlimited amount of machines online, the service performs real-time backups and file syncing, which means files and even parts of files are refreshed across devices. A mobile-friendly backup solution, you can access files backed up on your PCs from your iOS and Android devices. iDrive also has a Smart Docs feature which recognizes details of documents after users take a photo of them and upload them online.


If the VM has Snapshots the following notification window will appear. Press Manage Snapshots... to open the corresponding dialogue window then remove Snapshots to start editing the disk size.


If you are using a fairly new mac (High Sierra or above) it can help speed up time machine if your backup drive is formatted to the APFS file format. You do that by using the tool Disk Utility located in the Applications/Utilities folder. Take care when you format your backup drive, so you dont wipe anything you didnt want to.


The reason for time machines initial backup being slow is that it defaults to a low priority mode. When you enter the command above it will increase the priority with the cost of using up more resources from your Mac. The benefit here is that the initial backup will go much faster, and I would certainly welcome that over some more power savings.


When the initial backup is done it should be no big issues with the backups after that. In most cases it is the initial backup that makes time machine run slow. Most people just leave it on overnight and it takes care of itself, but if you are in a hurry the suggestions in this article should help.


To use additional features of the Oracle Advanced Security option or the Oracle Advanced Compression option, you must license those options separately. In addition, the Oracle Advanced Security option must be separately licensed when performing RMAN encrypted backups directly to disk.


The Oracle Secure Backup special-use licenses apply to RMAN backup encryption, which is a component of the Oracle Advanced Security option, and RMAN backup compression levels, which are components of the Oracle Advanced Compression option. To use additional features of the Oracle Advanced Security option or the Oracle Advanced Compression option, you must license those options separately. In addition, the Oracle Advanced Security option must be licensed when performing RMAN encrypted backups directly to disk whether or not Oracle Secure Backup is the media manager.


I have used dropbox for business since 2013 and now its end of 2019. I am moving to google drive only due to one reason. Dropbox do not support full sync of more aprox 300 000 files. in 2018 i wanted to do local backup as well since it took too much time to get out the files i wanted in my workflow. I have used about 100 hours to get hold of all my files before i had to pay a third party to help me out. I got 1,4 million files and 9,2 TB of data and it takes me 17 days to sync to google drive. Then i have to sync from google drive to my local drive. I have tried with help from dropbox support 3 times without any luck of fixing it. Even tried downloading 300 000 files in selective sync at a time. Even then i run into challenges. Even though it says that its updated not all folders and files are. Thats pretty annoying when you have used one week for only one go and then fail. This was my 4th fail and then I gave up. I just hope I am more lucky getting the files out from google drive. If not i have to move the data to a third party vendor that send a physical hardrive with the data. 17 days to wait for download is just too much time.


i dont need office. and without a proper mobile phone offering and lack off apps, like in 2020 plex removed from windows store and xbox one. kodi hdr on android but not pc or xbox one s, add this to fact they want 59 pounds a year its a little too much for a platform im trying to leave by 2021. sorry but to many apps or software is now mising from windows eco system that it is time to give another company my money. its a shame as id love to stay on windows and love to use onedrive, its awsome but its the eco system its bad now and very unreliable.


Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation. LVM is the Logical Volume Manager that allows you to use an abstraction layer and create a volume group by using two logical or physical disks (or two virtual disks in the case of running a Linux on Hyper-V as a VM). Moreover, if you have no free space available on your volume, you can add one more disk to the volume group and extend your volume group size. This approach adds much more flexibility that can be useful for file servers, database servers etc. LVM allows you to perform resizing of volume groups and the majority of other operations on the fly without powering off your Linux machine. 350c69d7ab


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