OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Any Way To Backup 2 Macs On One External Drive With TM?

Mar 25, 2012

Can 2 computers be backed up on one external drive with time machine?

time machine, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Set Up An External Hard Drive System That Will Automatically Backup Both Macs?

Apr 12, 2010

I am a new convert to Mac, and loving every minute. I use a 21.5 iMac and my wife uses a MacBook. I am trying to figure out the best way up set up an external harddrive system that will automatically backup both Macs. But I am also trying to figure out if I can store and access music through iTunes for both Macs.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive Mounts But Not Recognized As Time-machine Backup

May 30, 2012

I have a MBP 13" 2009, and had a HDD fail yesterday. I have an external HDD for backups with timemachine (WD 1Tb), with daily backups.I bought a new internal hdd, plugged it in today, and when presented with the install options, I selected recover from backup. There, my drive appears (in yellow), but when pressing continue, I get a message: No system backups found.

I looked around on forums and people suggested that a normal installation should be done followed by migration assistant. When I try using migration assistant and select Time Machine backup, the next page just shows up empty with a rotating thing in the middle.

When I browse the Backups.backupdb folder, everything is there, including my last backup from Saturday. I see that I can recover my files, which obviously is the most important bit, but I would like to restore Applications, settings etc, as to not waste too much time. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Make A Backup Of An External Disk

Feb 28, 2012

I had some bad experiences in the past with my first MacBook Air (version 2.1) in which external drives kept getting erased without any good reason. I think it's due to the fact that I had to connect a USB cord to another computer when I had an external drive plugged into the MBA because the MBA could not power it on its own.  
I thought it was due to a bad external drive and I took it to Samsung service center and complained that their drive was malfunctioning. I got a refund. But later on, I found that the same thing happened to another external drive and to a USB flash drive, so I realized that it had nothing to do with the external disks and something to do with the computer. I used the same drives that got erased on a newer MacBook Air (version 3.2) and I never had the sudden erasure problem.  

Anyhow that's the background to why I want to make a clone of the external disks in my possession. If for some reason, the external disk gets suddenly erased, I would like a copy somewhere in safekeeping so that I do not lose all my movies.  

How do I make a clone of an external disk?  

I will be using a MacBook Air (3.2) for this task. It has two USB ports. Can I use Carbon Copy Cloner to do this? Just choose a source disk (external disk I want to clone) and a destination disk (the external disk where I want it to be cloned to)?

MBA v 3.2, 256GB SSD, 2.13GHz, 4GB, Other OS, 10.6.8

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OS X :: Backup Leopard To External Drive And Putting Into Mac Possible?

Dec 1, 2008

I have a Macbook with an 80gb HDD, I want to put my leopard onto that external drive and then put that drive into my macbook. Is it possible to put a carbon copy of my original drive to my other one, only with more space.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Usb Flash Drive Backup?

Mar 25, 2012

I have an usb flash drive backup for os snow leopard but I want to restore it for normal use, it can be done?

a1384 usb recovery, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Corrupted My Hard Drive -> No Backup

Nov 10, 2009

Yesterday, I stuck the upgrade DVD in and started the upgrade. Half way through the process it rebooted. At this point a big warning sign came up saying there has been errors, please reboot (I haven't seen this again). The current situation is that the macbook (Black 250gb) boots for around 20 seconds (grey screen with apple and ajax style loader gif thing) before powering down. Attempted remedies and outcomes. I have reinserted snow leopard and leopard to check the disc utility. It tells me quite quickly that the disk needs repairing. On clicking repair, it tells me that it requires me to backup erase/install. I have attached the mac to a macbook pro (the one I'm writing on) using target mode. The host (this one) cannot see the disk in finder mode but can in disk utility. The hard drive of the target is grayed out and i cannot right click for further options (such as reveal).

I have tried starting in single user mode but I get the following message: Singleuser boot fsck not done. I have tried starting in verbose mode but i get an I/O disk error and then it turns itself off. I have tried to force mount the target in terminal but it says resource busy. I only have myself to blame as it is inexcusable not to backup prior to an upgrade. I'm just so used to mac products working perfectly. To make matters worse, the last backup was on a hard drive which i have just found out is also corrupt (and my itouch stopped working today too!). So basically I have no backup. To portray the gravity of the situation, the info on the computer is a 1.5 year project. that's basically over a 5th of my life that I may have to repeat! The problem (from reading) is that the file structure is messed up. I'm sure that my files are there, it's just I can't access them.

My question is simple. How can I find and copy files from the broken macbook to this new and working macbook pro.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Attach Backup And Cd Drive At Same Time?

May 26, 2012

how do i attach the backup drive and the cd drive at the same time? - I only have one usb on this Mac Air.

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Backup Drive Failed

Mar 30, 2012

I bought a new drive and need to get my Time Machine files off the old failed drive. I'm sure there are plenty of discussions about this but I can't find any. (I so dislike the new design for the support communities.)The old drive sometimes lets me access TM so I want to take advantage of one of those times to get everything across. I know it is a very slow process if it can be done

Info:Mac Mini 1.83ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Great for a while.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can TM Backup Files Be Safely Copied To Another Hard Drive?

Mar 26, 2012

My TM backup files are getting unnecessarily large so I would like to delete them and rescan my computer again.However, I don't want to risk deleting my TM backups and have the computer fail, so I wanted to copy the backups temporarily to a spare disk until the new backup had been completed successfully.So can the TM backups be moved just like any other file?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), FCE 4 + FCS 3

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive Drive Shows Empty And 890 MB Of Files

Jun 8, 2012

So I bought a 2tb external drive to save space on my main drive - I copied all my movies and have been dropping a bunch of mini dv tapes onto it - but when I open the drive none of them show up 

When I get info in disk utility I get one that shows I have avaialble 1.99TB of 2 TB - and right below it says 890 MB are used - don't get it

Tried the disk utility and it says they are working fine .... repair did not seem to do anything

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Unable To Backup With Time Machine / Snow Leopard Cannot Locate Network Drive

Apr 20, 2010

So I have a 15" MBP running Snow Leopard and have recently installed a Western Digital MyBook 1TB World Edition on the network to serve as my Time Machine backup drive. Most of the time, it works flawlessly and OSX / Time Machine does its thing and backs up.

Every once in a while, Time Machine says backup has been delayed because it cannot locate the network drive. This when I can easily access the network drive from other machines on the network, and also from my MBP in Finder. It's just Time Machine that somehow fails to find that drive. When I enter Time Machine preferences and look for the drive, it brings it up immediately and asks me for the username and pwd and viola ... it's up and running again.

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OS X :: Backup Multiple Macs Using Time Machine On Single Hard Drive?

May 13, 2009

I'd like to take one hard drive and back up 3 different Mac computers using Time Machine. The hard drive has the capacity greater than the 3 computers.

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Backup Multiple Computers Using Time Machine To Single Drive

Jun 11, 2012

Is it possible to backup multiple computers to a single external drive connected to an Xserve using Time machine? We have a Six TB external drive that we are connecting to an Xserve that has three drives. We want to backup the entire

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format An External Drive From Mac To PC?

Mar 26, 2012

How do I format an external drive (My Passport) from mac to pc (iOS Snow Leopard) without losing my data?

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Run Windows From An External Usb Drive?

May 27, 2012

I've just install windows using bootcamp. after that i restore that windows installed bootcamp volume to an GUID partitioned external HDD. Now it is shown in startup disc, but when i select that (external HDD) volume it is unable to start.


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Intel Mac :: Run Snow Leopard On An External Drive?

Jun 9, 2012

Can I run Snow Leopard on a separate external drive, with Lion on my iMac, and switch over to Snow Leopard, using the iMac as a display?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Format An External Drive To Ex2/ex3?

Jun 25, 2012

I'm creating a Digital Cinema Package, and I need to format an external drive to Linux ex2 or ex3, and then transfer the DCP files onto it. Is there a way to do this easily from OSX? I'm fairly computer literate, but I'm mostly uneducated (and very nervous) when it comes to drive formatting, so the easier/less sketchy the better.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Share External Drive Between 2 Macs

Apr 8, 2009

Ok, was excited to get a refurb Mini today to setup as a Media Center using Boxee. I've got a 1TB WD External Drive used to store all my media, and I figured sharing that drive between the Mini and my Blackbook would be a cinch. WAY not the case. Both computers are running 10.5, fully updated.

These are the steps that I thought it would involve:
- Connecting the Drive to the Mini
- Turning on File Sharing
- Adding the specific folders on the Drive I want shared, and setting permissions accordingly
(Don't know if its relevant (or a stupid idea regardless), but I have the same user name and password setup on both of these machines as the admin)
- Connecting to the Mini in Finder on the Blackbook..............

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OS X :: Two Macs Plugged Into One External Drive

Nov 20, 2009

I'm running SL. I have a MBA, an iMac, and a LaCie external drive. I want to plug the MBA into the USB port on the external drive and the iMac into one of the Firewire 800 ports on the external drive. (On the LaCie, I have two backup partitions for each of the computers -- one for ? backups and one for a CarbonCopy clone of the computers.) When I connect them this way, the iMac can see the drive, but the MBA can't. The MBA will see the drive only if I unplug the iMac from the drive. Is there some sort of trick for getting both computers to see the drive at once? I don't care if they see all four partitions; I'd just like the MBA to be able to see "its" TM and CCC partitions on the LaCie and the iMac to see "its" partitions.

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OS X :: Upgrading Two Macs Tiger & Leopard To Snow Leopard?

Aug 26, 2009

I've got two Macs: one Tiger (iLife '06), and one Leopard (iLife '08) and I would like to upgrade both to Snow Leopard. I'm in the UK.I need help finding the best price/capability compromiseI have looked at the prices for doing this and come up with the following options:Most expensive optionBuy the 5-user Mac Box Set (Including OS X Snow Leopard, iLife 09, iWork 09) for 179This way I've got both machines running the latest everything.Next OptionBuy the Single User Leopard box set (including iLife/iWork 09) to upgrade the Mini to Leopard (?108.34) then buy the Snow Leopard family upgrade box to upgrade both machines to Snow Leopard (?39), total ?147.34. This way I have iLife/iWork 09 on the MacMini but not the MacBook.

Cheapest OptionBuy the Single User Leopard disc to upgrade the Mini to Leopard (?68.99) then buy the Snow Leopard family upgrade box to upgrade both machines to Snow Leopard (?39), total ?107.99.

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OS X :: Using Install Snow Leopard From External Disk Drive?

Aug 29, 2009

I've been a long time lurker on these forums and you've helped me out numerous times when my computers decided to stop working.

I got my Snow Leopard disk in the post today but unfortunately my disk drive in my Macbook Pro seems to finally be well and truly knackered.

I should be able to borrow a usb/firewire disk drive from a friend, so would I be able to install ok from this external drive, and is there anything I would need to mess around with to make it work?

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard From An External Hard Drive?

Aug 31, 2009

Is it possible to install Snow Leopard from a disc image on an external drive?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Back Up To External Hard Drive First?

Feb 9, 2012

Looking to upgrade to Lion but want to back up to external hard drive first. I have OS X 10.6. Time capsule vs another plug in? I already have wirless via internet service so is Time capsule worth the $ vs another plug in product?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Hard Drive Formatting?

Mar 18, 2012

I have an external hard drive which I first used with my pc.  It is formatted for NTFS. Now with my new MBP, I want to back up data, and I am having no luck.  The external hard drive is a Verbatim brand, 500GB. On their website FAT32 download dosnt work!  I have tried disk utility with no luck.  What am I missing?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive Not Showing Up On Desktop?

Mar 28, 2012

I have an external hard drive (2T Newertech ministack). We had a power outage the other day. Even though the drive is on it no longer appears on the desktop. I went to Disk Utility and see if it could be repaired but the drive is not even showing up there. Does this mean the ministack was fried by the outage or is there another way I can save it? And yes, the finder preferences are on for external drives to show up on desktop.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive No More Usable With Windows

Apr 5, 2012

My external hard drive format has changed to Mac OS extended and I am unable to use it with windows PC.

Info:MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Formatting A WD Elements 3TB External Drive?

Apr 14, 2012

I am, I hope, at the end of a 36+ hour formatting process with this WD Elements 3TB external drive. I decided to zero out the drive and when I went to bed last night at around 12am, there were about 6 hours left in the process. This morning at aroud 9am I went to check on the drive, expecting it to be ready to go, but I found it writing a temporary file. The progress bar is about 90% done. Is this part of the normal zeroing out process? If so, how long should this take? If this ISN'T part of the normal process, what should I do? 

Mac Mini 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 512 MB DDR SDRAM

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Trash From External Drive Don't Deleted

Apr 21, 2012

Another stuck! A file is created in the trash of an external drive in the "Recovered files" folder. Impossible to delete it. Has a name with signs and dots (if that helps), not letters.Instead of back-up the hole disc and verify it, is there anything else i can do?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Spotlight Won't Index External Drive

May 17, 2012

It's actually one of five partions on the external drive, and the only one with a problem. Two of the other four are nicely on the Privacy List, and the other two are both indexed and kept nicely up to date. But the Fifth cannot be indexed, although it once was partially. I have run Spotless, which lists all other drives just as I expect but for this one it reports: "The Metadata Server is reporting that content indexing is DISABLED for the volume Fifth but the volume itself is reporting that the content indexing status is set to ENABLED." It is possible to find an 8Kb index on the volume, then Trash and delete it; Spotlight immediately re-creates another index-in-waiting but does not actually do the indexing or add anything in the folder. An added frustration is that the 'folder' is both invisible, locked and seems to be without 'ownership' or other conventional attributes.

1) I have done the primitive Add to Privacy and Remove Dance nothing has changed.

2) I have used Terminal, deleted all .Spotlight-V100 indexes, disabled Spotlight rebooted, renabled it and rebooted—nothing has changed. This included carefully following steps in other posters' accounts (some failed, some succeeded) and a site that gave a particularly thorough version.

3) I have used Spotless although it offers to do such things as Delete the empty index and re-start Indxing, it then reports it couldn't due to an unexpected error.

4) Some folks have pointed to another faulty invisible file variously naming it '.metadate_never_index' and '.metadataneverindex', to be found in '.hostconfig' or eleswhere at the root and destroyed, but I never didscovered anything like it. I did perhaps succeed in adding the line: SPOTLIGHT=-YES- to that file, based on another bit of advice, but it seems to have had no effect.

The terrible irony is that I use FindAnyFile and good ol' FileBuddy for all my searching. All I want is to 'Show Item Info' in Finder's View Options. Wouldn't you know that needs the Spotlight 'app'.Assuming the Spotless message is accurate, I need to convince the MetadataServer that indexing for that partition is enabled. How do I do that

McBk w/10.6.8, QkSlvrG4 w/10.3,10.4

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