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Forum: General Today, 10:54 AM
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Posted By dnanian
(I just wrote a long post about "best practices...

(I just wrote a long post about "best practices for backing up" that I hope will help explain my logic here, and tries to codify my thoughts on this kind of thing in general -...
Forum: General Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4
Posted By dnanian
Post Best Practices for Backing Up

I've written a long post about the best way to back up at the Shirt Pocket blog:

https://www.shirt-pocket.com/blog/index.php/shadedgrey/comments/practices_make_perfect_backups/

Enjoy!
Forum: General Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 46
Posted By dnanian
Is your keyboard an Apple keyboard? I really...

Is your keyboard an Apple keyboard? I really think the problem is the key isn't being recognized at startup. Is it plugged directly into the Mac?
Forum: General Today, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By dnanian
It is totally possible to partition Seagate...

It is totally possible to partition Seagate Backup Slim disks... I would really avoid using NTFS (and images) here. But it is, of course, entirely your choice.
Forum: General Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 46
Posted By dnanian
The drive clearly isn't mounted with that mount...

The drive clearly isn't mounted with that mount point (if it's mounted at all)...
Forum: General Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 46
Posted By dnanian
Are you using a bluetooth keyboard? If holding...

Are you using a bluetooth keyboard? If holding down Option doesn't go to the boot menu, Option isn't being recognized at boot time. Your backup isn't involved yet at all...
Forum: General 02-19-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By dnanian
That's certainly slow. Spotlight is one thing...

That's certainly slow. Spotlight is one thing that can cause slow operation. Antivirus is another. And, encryption obviously slows things down too.

Finally, NTFS and another driver is something I...
Forum: General 02-15-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By dnanian
If you had previous selections, yes. If not, of...

If you had previous selections, yes. If not, of course, no. (The default is checked, FYI.)
Forum: General 02-15-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By dnanian
It remembers the source and destination volumes...

It remembers the source and destination volumes in the default settings.
Forum: General 02-11-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By dnanian
1. The counts can look a bit weird due to...

1. The counts can look a bit weird due to preservation of data, hard links, etc. It means it's OK. :)

2. Initial boots are always slower than subsequent ones (without any updates in between) due...
Forum: General 02-05-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dnanian
Again, any behavior here is undocumented by...

Again, any behavior here is undocumented by Apple. It's hard to know what it might or might not do.

You can, of course, use tmutil from a before/after copy script to do things with Time Machine....
Forum: General 02-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dnanian
If you booted from another drive, it's possible...

If you booted from another drive, it's possible Time Machine reset its own drive selections. TM is a bit of a black box, as you know... but it wouldn't do it because you made a copy.
Forum: General 02-05-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dnanian
Yep, it should work. That's what the Preboot...

Yep, it should work. That's what the Preboot volume is for (well, one of the things). The whole thing is much better managed with APFS...now if they can only improve the performance, etc...
Forum: General 02-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dnanian
You need to erase the destination from the...

You need to erase the destination from the hardware - the very top of the drive - so it creates a new APFS superblock and container.
Forum: General 02-04-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dnanian
1. You don't have to do anything special with...

1. You don't have to do anything special with APFS encrypted clones. It's easiest to copy unencrypted, boot from the backup and turn encryption on, but you can also format as encrypted and Smart...
Forum: General 02-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By dnanian
You may want to consider Mediafour's PC/Mac...

You may want to consider Mediafour's PC/Mac drive... it can open HFS+ and -- as I recall -- can also handle APFS volumes.
Forum: General 02-03-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By dnanian
Sorry, Timmy. You cannot write directly to...

Sorry, Timmy. You cannot write directly to anything other than an APFS of HFS+ volume. Why not just use an encrypted disk image, or an encrypted APFS container?
Forum: General 01-31-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By dnanian
If you've sent a log, I've analyzed it and have...

If you've sent a log, I've analyzed it and have replied - as I recall, it's a write error to a destination drive that's having problems.
Forum: General 01-22-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By dnanian
Just delete and recreate the schedule. Nothing...

Just delete and recreate the schedule. Nothing tricky...
Forum: General 01-11-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By dnanian
Hey, David. Could you send a message to support...

Hey, David. Could you send a message to support so we can work through this? We may have a version that will fix it.
Forum: General 01-08-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By dnanian
Smart Update is only interacting with the volume....

Smart Update is only interacting with the volume. Not other volumes. It is better than hard partitions - I discuss that in the blog, too.
Forum: General 01-08-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By dnanian
The space in the container is shared, so the size...

The space in the container is shared, so the size can grow and shrink as needed. You can, of course, set a quota or minimum.

As I indicated in the blog post about the new snapshot capabilities, we...
Forum: General 01-06-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By dnanian
Yes, repeat your question to the support email...

Yes, repeat your question to the support email (that's me too, of course).
Forum: General 01-06-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By dnanian
I think you posted this twice. See my other...

I think you posted this twice. See my other reply. But also, drop me a note to support - I want to check a few things before you go ahead.
Forum: General 01-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By dnanian
It only changes the partition you've selected....

It only changes the partition you've selected. The other partition is not affected. What it previously named something else?
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