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Forum: General 01-30-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
Sorry to hear that. . . Anyway, thanks again for...

Sorry to hear that. . . Anyway, thanks again for all your help.
Forum: General 01-28-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
Great. I tried using Time Machine for migration...

Great. I tried using Time Machine for migration after always using an SD! volume. None of the third-party apps were transferred. . . I had reinstall everything manually but at least the...
Forum: General 01-27-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
Thanks for the additional info re APFS. One...

Thanks for the additional info re APFS.

One question I forgot to ask: Will the new SD! backup be suitable for migrating all of my data to a new Mac, etc. including things like preference files? ...
Forum: General 01-27-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
Dave, I've been wondering why you suggested...

Dave, I've been wondering why you suggested reformatting the volume to APFS. I understand that APFS is much slower on mechanical drives, which doesn't really matter for my backups. (I assume it...
Forum: General 01-24-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
I went ahead and reformatted an HFS+ partition as...

I went ahead and reformatted an HFS+ partition as APFS. I did run into a problem when Disk Utility could not unmount the disk. Unfortunately, I do not understand the meaning of the error message:
...
Forum: General 01-21-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,330
Posted By Mojo
Big Sur Intel Mac APFS To HFS+ HDD?

After perusing some old threads, I decided that I should ask just so I am sure that I am on the right track. . .

I have an old bootable clone on an HDD partition.

I just want to backup my...
Forum: General 10-22-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,381
Posted By Mojo
I did not know that wiping the drive would affect...

I did not know that wiping the drive would affect the UID data. Thanks for explaining it to me.

I'll try starting up the Mac and try another idea I have if that does not work.

From here on out...
Forum: General 10-19-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,381
Posted By Mojo
Yes, it's the same Mac and permissions are...

Yes, it's the same Mac and permissions are identical (attached.)

After reading your explanation, I compared the Mac and the clone. The Mac looks like I expect it to: I can access my data but my...
Forum: General 10-15-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,381
Posted By Mojo
Hi Dave- But I'm the owner of the user...

Hi Dave-

But I'm the owner of the user account. . . On the other hand, I can look into every folder of my wife's account and see everything.

When I check the permissions, I am listed for...
Forum: General 10-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,381
Posted By Mojo
Backup Files Show Negative Icon/No Files

The backup was made when I was running Mojave. I then upgraded to Big Sur.
When I wanted to check specific files in the Documents folder this morning I discovered it.

This is happening with an...
Forum: General 09-03-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,528
Posted By Mojo
OK, I will try some schedules! (Thanks for...

OK, I will try some schedules!

(Thanks for the typical quick reply; I was waiting for an email notice re forum activity which never arrived for some reason. And then I forgot about my query. . .)
Forum: General 08-29-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,528
Posted By Mojo
Automatic Mounting/Un-mounting Scheduled Backup Drive

I've been using SD! for many years but it is only recently with the ransomware threat that I want to have my backup drives/partitions mounted only when a backup is in progress.

Unfortunately, I've...
Forum: General 06-13-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,959
Posted By Mojo
OK, thanks for the reassurance!

OK, thanks for the reassurance!
Forum: General 06-01-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,959
Posted By Mojo
Hi Dave- Thanks for your reply. Just to be...

Hi Dave- Thanks for your reply. Just to be clear, the external SSD is not a backup. It is the Mini's boot drive. . .

The Mini's internal drive has a new installation of High Sierra (after...
Forum: General 05-28-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,959
Posted By Mojo
Using SSD Boot Drive To Migrate To New Mac Mini

I want to migrate my data from my 2012 Mac Mini (High Sierra) to a refurb 2018 Mac Mini (Mojave).

For the last 2+ years I have used an external Samsung T3 SSD as the 2012 Mini's boot drive. Can I...
Forum: General 07-15-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mojo
Thanks Dave.

Thanks Dave.
Forum: General 07-14-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,111
Posted By Mojo
Disabling Startup Mode Security Mac With T2 Chip

I am getting ready to setup a refurb 2018 Mac Mini. I'm aware that starting-up from a bootable clone is impossible without entering Recovery Mode and disabling startup security mode.

What I...
Forum: General 07-05-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,650
Posted By Mojo
That last info appears to have done the trick. ....

That last info appears to have done the trick. . . The part about the earlier OS not being aware of the existence of APFS was not lodged firmly in my skullbank. It's a New Era Mac-wise and I need to...
Forum: General 07-04-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,650
Posted By Mojo
Hi Dave- Which internal drive? The Macintosh HD...

Hi Dave- Which internal drive? The Macintosh HD is greyed out in the installer.

I listed the volumes displayed in Disk Utility above. Note that there is only one internal drive in the MBP.
...
Forum: General 07-04-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,650
Posted By Mojo
Sierra To High Sierra Update Failed: Here Are The Details. . .

Yesterday I upgraded my wife's 2011 13" MBP. *It has a Samsung SSD 850 EVO that replaced the original internal drive.

The upgrade appeared to be fine yesterday but upon startup this morning a log...
Forum: General 06-25-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,369
Posted By Mojo
Great. The old Mini is running Sierra and the...

Great. The old Mini is running Sierra and the new one is presumably running Mojave.

Sorry for the delay in replying. . . For some reason I didn't receive an alert email. I've updated my alert...
Forum: General 06-23-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,369
Posted By Mojo
Using Bootable SSD and Setup Assistant With New Mac Mini

I have a refurbed 2018 Mac Mini arriving on Monday. It is replacing a 2012 Mac Mini currently running OS Sierra.

For the past 2 years I have used an external USB 3.0 Samsung T3 SSD 256GB as the...
Forum: General 04-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mojo
Well, the SSD has seen less than a year of use. ....

Well, the SSD has seen less than a year of use. . . We had our email discussion in the middle of June last year when I initially set it up. But judging from my original internal drive, I seem to...
Forum: General 04-20-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mojo
Dave, I saw your reply after I edited my previous...

Dave, I saw your reply after I edited my previous post. . . Would you mind rereading it because I updated the info, thinking you hadn't read it yet. Sorry!
Forum: General 04-20-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,021
Posted By Mojo
[QUOTE=dnanian;34211]It seems unlikely that their...

[QUOTE=dnanian;34211]It seems unlikely that their kext could have this kind of effect on your system. I'm guessing that you can't see the "CANNOT LOCATE" items because you turned off TRIM.

Alas,...
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