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Forum: General 04-28-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,149
Posted By keriah
Reasonable backup time expectations

I have a 2TB WD external drive that I have routinely backed up (Smart Update) to a Volume on another powered external drive for years (say, 6 years of bi-weekly backups). It typically takes 5-10...
Forum: General 04-28-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,167
Posted By keriah
And should I set up separate APFS Containers --...

And should I set up separate APFS Containers -- one Container to hold one Volume -- or have the multiple Volumes in a single Container?
Forum: General 04-28-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,167
Posted By keriah
Backing up HighSierra & Catalina volumes

My MBAir has two volumes on its internal SDD: one with OS High Sierra and the other with OS Catalina.

I want to confirm that the proper way to back up each with SD is to create/run the backup for...
Forum: General 09-07-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,993
Posted By keriah
Best procedure for downgrading from Mojave to High Sierra

I have a MacBook Air (2017) that came with High Sierra installed. I would like to upgrade to Mojave (since it's the last OS that will run 32-bit apps) but would also like to be able to safely revert...
Forum: General 02-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,891
Posted By keriah
I see. Do you know what the oldest version...

I see.

Do you know what the oldest version of the OS is that can be run on a MacBook Air 2017?
Forum: General 02-25-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,891
Posted By keriah
Creating a partition to run legacy OS (Mavericks)

I just bought the latest model of MacBook Air (2017 model). I would like to partition its HD and have Mavericks running in that 2nd partition.

I have a similar 2-partition setup on my 2010 MBAir...
Forum: General 10-26-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,396
Posted By keriah
"Are you running CrashPlan?" No. (I don't...

"Are you running CrashPlan?"

No. (I don't recognize that name.)
Forum: General 10-25-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,396
Posted By keriah
Similar issue "Disk disk4.. vanished!"

Is there anything further on this? I just got a similar message and the backup appeared to have stalled. I finally cancelled it. I'll attach a screenshot of the last few lines of the log. I am...
Forum: General 06-09-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,975
Posted By keriah
I was about to try the resize (after some...

I was about to try the resize (after some research on it) and found that after dismounting the external HD and remounting it, the size now does appear at the smaller size. So it did apparently work...
Forum: General 06-09-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,975
Posted By keriah
Thanks! I ran the utility and I got this message...

Thanks! I ran the utility and I got this message at its completion:

Finishing compactionů
Reclaimed 466.1 GB out of 470.3 GB possible.

The finder view still shows the 519.33gb file size. ...
Forum: General 06-08-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,975
Posted By keriah
How can I recover sparsebundle space?

I run a weekly copy that uses a script to restrict the copy to a single folder on the source disk, updating a sparsebundle file. The source folder is now significantly smaller, having had many of...
Forum: General 02-18-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,244
Posted By keriah
Yeah, that was my understanding. But I thought...

Yeah, that was my understanding. But I thought I'd give it a try, to see if there was some way I could get the image expanded and then point the restart to it.

If I get a new, empty HD I may...
Forum: General 02-18-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,244
Posted By keriah
On one of my restart attempts I held down the OPT...

On one of my restart attempts I held down the OPT key but the sparseimage file on the USB-attached HD was not offered as one of the options for a startup drive. (My assumption was that it needed to...
Forum: General 02-17-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,244
Posted By keriah
Can I recover when seeing the Spinning Beach Ball

I have a Mini (2009) running Snow Leopard, with SD backups made weekly to a USB-connected external drive. Last week my Mini froze and when I restarted it showed the Spinning Beach Ball of Death. I...
Forum: General 09-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,445
Posted By keriah
Amazing!!!! worked like a charm! This time the SD...

Amazing!!!! worked like a charm! This time the SD full backup ran to completion. It wasn't even particularly slow (another surprise, given that it was running through a FW connection on an aged...
Forum: General 09-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,445
Posted By keriah
No ... unless you're saying that I could connect...

No ... unless you're saying that I could connect the Mini (10.6) and the MBPro (10.8) via Firewire, boot the Mini holding down the option key, and then select the MBP as the boot system and actually...
Forum: General 09-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,445
Posted By keriah
Hmmm ... so you are saying that I cannot create a...

Hmmm ... so you are saying that I cannot create a backup of a Mt. Lion system from a system running Snow Leopard?

I have MB Pro that can no longer boot on its on (and therefore cannot run SD to...
Forum: General 09-05-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,445
Posted By keriah
What is Error 7 (Argument list too long)?

and how can I get around it? It is causing my backup job to abort.

Details: I am trying to run a full backup of my MBPro in Target Disk mode, from my Mini -- Firewire connected. SD runs for a...
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