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What is a safe way to back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I work with a number of OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux file server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, ...
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Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?

It's interesting to see the technological split between structured corporate environments and more developer-driven/startup environments. Some of the Microsoft technologies I take for granted (VSS, ...
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Netatalk authentication randomly fails over WiFi

Background info: I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on which I have Samba (v3.6.3) and Netatalk (v3.1.0) installed. I use TimeMachine on my Mac to backup to the Ubuntu server over AFP provided by ...
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Viability of Mac OS X 10.9 Time Machine Server in office environment

Currently we have about 20 Mac OS 10.9 MacBook Pros (almost all with SSDs) backing up to individual USB drives. I'd like to consolidate these to one drobo thunderbolt drive array attached to a Mac ...
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Is it possible to mount an AFP share on Ubuntu, and serve through Netatalk?

Preface to the problem, we have a LaCie 5Big Network (not Network2) which Mountain Lion machines can't connect to. I thought I would try to configure a VM to mount the AFP share that the 5Big ...
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How Do I Restore a MySQL Database from Time Machine Backup?

I develop locally on a Mac, and my computer completely died yesterday. The hard drive is gone, apparently not recoverable. I have a current backup on Time Machine. So my question is: How exactly do ...
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Ubuntu with Netatalk and Samba TimeMachine can't connect

I installed netatalk on my Ubuntu Server a few weeks ago and configured it so that I could use Timemachine from my mac to backup on a server instead of a external hard drive. It worked really good ...
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My network drive disappears from Mac OS Finder [closed]

I have recently bought a Netgear WNDR3800 router to use it in my home network. But just the same day I installed it, I noticed a strange behaviour of Finder and iTunes. Let me explain it further. ...
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How do I back up a bunch of OS X machines via TimeMachine without buying a bunch of Time Capsules?

I've got a bunch of OS X laptops and desktops in the office that I'd like to back up using the built-in Time Machine. The first cut at this idea, buying a bunch of Time Capsules, seems like a ...
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VPN/AFP server for centralized TimeMachine backups

I am a sysadmin for a small group of about 7 people who prefer Apple machines for their work. These machines are currently either a) not backed up at all, or b) backed up using Retrospect(Which I'm ...
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Add multiple Time Machine shares in Mac OS X Lion server?

Under Mac OS X 10.6 Server (and perhaps older), when setting up a share I had an option I could check to make the share available as a TimeMachine backup location. By doing so, I could have multiple ...
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Network Time Machine backup server requirements

A significant portion of the users in our company use Macs, mostly MacBook Pros with a few iMacs and Airs thrown in for good measure. We're running a mixture of 10.6 and 10.7. So far we've been ...
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Multiple OS X clients - Time Machine backup to NAS?

We have about 15 OS X desktop machines - mainly iMacs, some MacBooks and Mac Pros. Each user has a local account on the machine, and a portable USB disk for a Time Machine backup. I want to ...
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Can Time Machine send an email notification when it's completed?

I'm running a number of servers, all with Time Machine Capsules configured on them. The thing is, these are headless servers, and I would like to know if it is possible to have an email sent out to ...
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Backing up Mac OS X Server & User Home Directories

We're setting up Mac OS X Server on a Mac Mini Server for the first time an just getting to grips with it. Now I'm trying to sort out a good backup solution for both the server and the user's home ...
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Mac OS X Server mobile account VS Time Machine Network Backup

I am installing a Server @home to manage the mac client's of my family. First I wanted to make time machine Backups over the internal network to an external Hard-drive which is connected to my Mac OS ...
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Users in the field and Time Machine

We have several users in the field with MacBooks. Because they're not always on the network, they save files locally to their notebooks. Normally I back things up by making quick copies to other ...
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Remotely sync Time Machine drives

I have an Xserve that runs Time Machine to a local terabyte drive. I also connected my external terabyte drive for a time period and had Time Machine use it to establish the seed data. I plan to ...
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File-server backup with multiple file-versions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network-Backup-Software with file versioning and web-interface Dear All, I'm using a single Windows Server 2008 to share data between my WinXP and MacOSX - computers. ...
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Backup Strategy: Online Off-site backup like Time Machine

I've a linux VPS hosted in a VPS datacenter. I need to implement backup on it. I'll order The Planet's Stored Cloud to do this. http://www.theplanet.com/cloud-storage/ My question is about the ...
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Backing up an SVN repository on Mac OS X

I am trying to automate backing up an SVN server on my G5 running 10.5 Leopard. I already have Time Machine set up. I figured it would be best to exclude the SVN repository from Time Machine, and ...
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Restore data only from Time Machine

I'll have following scenario: 1, I use Time Machine to backup my data from my Mac, I excluded Applications folder and some others, so I really backup data only 2, I'll buy new Snow Leopard 3, I want ...
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How can I duplicate an existing Time Machine backup and use both copies as TMs?

I have a Time Machine backup, and have bought an identical external drive, with the intention of running TM on both drives. I know that I can just plug the new drive in and configure it as a TM ...
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Recovering from a Time Machine backup encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Our entire organization requires PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to be used on all laptop and desktop computers. For Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later that are using Time Machine, the (local) Time ...
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Apple Time Capsule - only allowing one machine to connect at a time?

It is probably something silly, but... I have just set up a Time Capsule, and it connects to the outside world, and one of the two Macs in the house can connect to it at a time - but not both. Is ...
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How do I backup a couple of macs to a Linux sever?

I currently use rsync with --link-dest to get an incremental Time Machine-ish backup of few sources with a variety of operating systems to a single Linux box. I swap out the backup drive to an ...
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Perform a full time-machine restore without an install disc?

I have a computer with a blank hard drive where, fortunately, the user has a complete Time Machine backup. Unfortunately, my Leopard install Disc was eaten by an unhappy disk drive, and while I do ...
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Offsite Time Machine Backups

I have Time Machine working nicely, making snappshotted backups on a regular basis. The backed up files are easily & quickly available. I would like to make an offsite copy of these backups for ...
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Using WHS for a Mac Time Machine Backup [closed]

Has anyone figured out a way to get Windows Home Server to be used as a repository for Time Machine backups from Leopard without installing any additional software on the Mac machine? The new HP ...
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What does Time Machine “server data” mean?

I see in an Apple manual that "Time Machine backup of server data isn’t supported for an advanced server" but I'm not clear on how to interpret "server data." Does it refer to the entire ...
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Time Machine: Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed

I recently had a drive fail in a laptop and after replacing it and restoring a Time Machine backup onto it, any new backups to the same Time Machine backup get this error: May 24 02:10:00 Foobar ...
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What is Time Machine doing?

Sometimes OS X tells me that it's "Preparing backup..." for an enormous amount of time. The time it takes seems to have no correlation to the amount of data to be backed up. Same for the "Finishing ...
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Can someone tell me how to reliably backup over a network using TimeMachine, without a TimeCapsule?

I've got a huge server (running Ubuntu Linux) which has got a 2TB raid sitting there just begging for me to backup to it. I run netatalk to enable sharing via the AFP protocol to my Macs (all my ...