OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Inherit Backups As Sudo Tmutil Not Found In Terminal

Feb 11, 2012

I get a "sudo: tmutil: command not found" message on terminal when I am trying to inherit backups as per the fantastic instructions on the website by pondini. What does it mean and how can I correct it? 

My old backups on time machine are not highlighted on time machine so cannot restore them. This is either because I have restored the OS or repaired the external HD used for backups.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Using Terminal - Bash / Command Not Found For Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apr 1, 2010

I'm using Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

whenever I try almost any command at Terminal, I come across an annoying message like:

-bash: unzip: command not found

this is a sample for i tried unzip, but it happens for so many other command as well

so what is that? do I need to install anything to make terminal work with these commands?

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Nov 29, 2009

I can't seem to run a sudo command in the OS X terminal. Every time I run a sudo command, I get no response, as if the command is not run at all. My sudo appears to be broken somehow. I've got a problem with mounting an NTFS drive that is dirty. I have a command I am trying to run using the "sudo" command, but it is not working.

Code: sudo /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g /dev/disk0s3 /Volumes/WIN XP -o force

After the sudo, I am prompted for my password, but after that the only response I get is another prompt, as if the command was totally ignored. I have tried many different commands after the sudo, and cannot get a response from anything. I even tried "sudo tcsh", which should open up a new shell, but nothing. "sudo ls" also shows nothing, just another prompt.

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Jun 7, 2010

I open up terminal, this shows up Code: Last login: Mon Jun 7 23:46:54 on ttys001
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Mar 30, 2012

So I just inherited from my coworker's MacBook Pro. I then decided to transfer all of my files and realized that the root folder was still on his name. I changed the User's name in "System Preferences" but that did not change the root folder's name. I then went to Terminal and tried to change the folder's name using the "mv OldFoldersName NewFoldersName"  and the prompt said Permission denied. I then used "sudo mv OldFoldersName NewFoldersName". After restarting my computer, all the files were gone and I landed on a "LION first time USE" type of Desktop. All my files are gone and terminal shows me two users' names under /Users/ => OldUser and NewUser.

What can I do to recover my old files? What can I do to repair my Mistake and only have one User?

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iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Oct 29, 2010

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Jul 2, 2009

Last login: Tue Jun 30 15:38:02 on console

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Jun 26, 2012

My external hard drive holds some of my older archive data, but it also doubles as my time machine backup drive. 

In an attempt to free up some space on the drive, I tried deleting some older backups. I did this by manually dragging them to the trash. 

Now the trash will not empty, even a force empty doesn't work. Here's what 've tried so far: 

1) I tried opening Time Machine prefs and turning it to 'off'.

2) Chose 'none' for 'select disc' in TM prefs, in an effort to 'disconnect' the drive from the machine.

3) Tried 'get info' on the drive and enclosed items, making everything 'read & write'

4) Tried hooking up the drive to another computer: the old backups didn't show up in the trash of that machine, but yet they did show up in the trash of the original machine once i hooked it back up.

5) Tried restarting my computer.

6) Tried force emptying the trash. 

My Mac is a 2.8GB Quad-Core Intel.  

I heard another way is to use Terminal, but the problem there is that i don't want to delete ALL the contents of the drive... I just want to delete the older backups which are now in the trash. 

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PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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May 8, 2012

How do I delete the OLD Backups.backupdb?I can drag to Trash, but I can't empty the Trash. I get error code -8003.

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TIme Machine, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Can't empty trash

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May 18, 2012

The only way I can see my backups in Time Machine is by using the "option" key and selecting "browse other time macnine disks.  However, there is only one Time Machine disk, only one backup appears in the list, there is only one backup directory on the Drobo where I put the backup and I can't find a backup directory anywhere else. HOw do I reset Time Machine so that it defaults to the "other" backup? 

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Delete Some Of The Older Backups That May Not Want To Keep?

May 20, 2012

how do i delete some of the older backups that i may not want to keep?

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iMac

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Terminal In DVD Instalation

Feb 13, 2012

i have installed InsomniaX.App in Snow Leopardthe program was running ok until i restart my macbook pro.It does´t restart and is always asking to turn off computer and Restart..I have reset EFI..I Have reset PRAM and VRAMand still doesn´t restart..I have unplug the battery and waited half an hour just to start again and still not resolving the issue.I have entered installation DVD just to go to the Terminal.app and execute this:Enter in terminal : defaults delete com.semaja2.InsomniaXDelete ~/Application Support/InsomniaXDelete /Applications/InsomniaX.app

How can i do this using Terminal from the installation DVD...I only now how to discover Volumes ls /Volumes/

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MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 26, 2012

Whenever I try to run the terminal, I get this error message.You are not authorized to run this application.The administrator has set your shell to an illegal value. Just in case you're wondering, yes, I am logged in as the administrator. I have been having some issues with priveleges ever since I reinstalled my OS and loaded my info from a Time Machine Backup, so this might be related, but I still have no idea how to fix it.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Sep 1, 2009

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"More from the irresponsible speculation department.. but IMHO more logically reasoned in this instance: Leander Kahney over at Cult of Mac just found a ridiculously huge virtual keyboard in Snow Leopard.

Located in System Preferences, it serves the same function as it did under Leopard, but is much larger. There's no reason I can think of why one would need a huge virtual keyboard just to show them what happens when you press the option key.

I find this fairly persuasive evidence of hooks being set in the OS for a touchscreen Mac, though I am aware of my bias, being on record as an iTablet fanboi. So take this, as every piece of speculation, with a grain of salt."

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Aug 30, 2009

I have a Konica Minolta Bizhub C350 (photocopier/printer). It connects via network to my airport express. All five of my Macs found it using Bonjour under Leopard.

I installed Snow Leopard on all five Macs, and now, none of them have the printer in their list of available printers. This is an older printer, however far too expensive to replace.

Any idea of how to get Snow Leopard to discover it again? I noticed that when I click on the printer preferences, and attempt to add it again, there isn't even a Bonjour option.

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Jun 21, 2012

Can you schedule Time Machine backups?

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 11, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Apr 3, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 4, 2012

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MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleted All Data Through Terminal Commands

May 31, 2012

deleted all data by using terminal and time machine was not set up.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 21, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2T 3.33GHz Intel2 4G-Ram

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Unable To Install On A Volume Used By Time Machine For Backups

Feb 29, 2012

I am no longer able to Enter Time Machine. Therte are no changes in the software (or hardware). It continues to backup with no apparent problems.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Time Machine Has Erased All Previous Backups Without Warning

Apr 14, 2012

Yesterday, I got a disk read error when starting up Windows under Parallels Desktop. After some sleuthing, I found the offending file, and was about to restore from my Time Machine backup when I decided to make sure the disk wasn't going south. I booted off a second, backup, system drive that I keep just for this purpose, and ran aDrive Genius disk scan on the main system drive. All good, only 6  bad blocks on a 1T drive. I ran this overnight, as it takes an hour or two. 

This morning, after seeing this result, I booted from the internal system drive, located the offending file again, and entered Time Machine to restore the data. What I found was that ALL of my Time Machine backup data had been deleted. The only data there was a backup from late last night, that WAS FOR THE SECONDARY DRIVE I HAD BOOTED FROM. Seemingly, Time Machine had quietly gone and killed all previous data, and started from scratch backing up my spare drive. 

There was no warning, no notice, nothing. Over a years worth of backups were gone, and my Parallels installation is now shot, since I can't fix the read problem. I'm contacting Parallels to see if there is any other remedy. You can imagine how absolutely mad I am at this. 

NOTE: 

1) I did not touch the backup drive during the boot of the second drive, or the scan test. It was not re-formatted or touched in any way (other than by system software)

2) No warning was given for the deletion

Info:
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Transfer Time Machine Backups Without Disk Utility

Jun 24, 2012

In order to use Lion’s encrypted (Core Storage) external drive feature, I needed to reformat an external 1TB drive with Apple Partition Map, as that works only with GPT. The only partition was HFS+J formatted and was used as Time Machine Backup, which I wanted to preserve. 

Act I:

I connected the drive to another iMac running 10.6 which happened to have enough space on the internal HD. I read this article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5096 , which describes how to copy the BackupDB just by drag and drop. In hindsight, that was a  bad idea, I should have created a disk image like suggested elsewhere, but if Apple itself suggests it, it can’t be so bad right? 

So I just dragged the whole BackupDB to random folder on the iMac (after enabling ownership), and apparently it copied correctly the dir-hardlinks, as the resulting folder had the same size.  

It seems that the Finder activates a special dir-hardlink aware copying mode when one does this. This is also confirmed by the fact that the Finder will refuse to copy the BackupDB together with other files, you have to drag and drop the BackupDB only. 

Act II:

I reformatted the external drive as HFS+J with GPT and activated ownership.. But now, when I try to copy the BackupDB back, it continues to count indefinitely the number of files to copy! I speculate that the special dir-hardlink aware mode is not activated, but what can I do? How can I trigger it? Is there some hidden command line tool which handles this? 

The lesson I’m drawing from this is: use the method described in the article only if you copy the backupDB from your old to your new drive. 

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Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Jun 26, 2012

My TM backups seem to be proceeding normally on my MBP (which is only sometimes connected to its Time Capsule), but spotlight takes about an hour to index my backup volume each time. Looking at my system.log, I notice that the TM backup volume number is increasing by one each time: 

[code]...

and so on. Is it normal that the volume name increments each time like this? Could this be related to the long indexing time, which just started recently?

Info:
MacBook
Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Sep 20, 2009

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Apr 12, 2012

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Info:
27' iMac i7 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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Apr 8, 2012

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8), i5 2.5, 4GB, 500GB, Nvidia 330m 256

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May 21, 2012

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iMac 27" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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iPod touch, iOS 3.1.3

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Code:
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or
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or even just
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Code:
sudo: can't open /private/etc/sudoers: Permission denied
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