OS X V10.7 Lion :: Local Snapshots Not Working?

Jul 2, 2012

I've read Pondini's articles on this but I still can't work out why Time Machine isn't creating local snapshots of my machine. I have 72GB of 500GB free on my HDD which is definitely over the 10% threshold needed for local snapshots to work (I think) so I don't know why it isn't working.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disabled Local Snapshots But Files Are Still On Drive

Jun 30, 2012

I disabled local snapshots because they were using up 43GB of hard disk space that I needed for other things.I used this command in terminal: sudo tmutil disablelocal..Instead of having the local snapshots be deleted, they are somehow littering my hard drive still.I have searched my drive, but still can't find them. Is there any way I can reclaim this hard disk space?I also tried running a repair in disk utility and re-indexing Macintosh HD.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can Stop TM's Snapshots Without A Terminal Command

May 5, 2012

There is a possibility that there is something amiss with my external hard drive.  I have ejected the hard drive and read in a thread that there is a way to disable TM's continuous "local Snapshots" Backup with a command typed in Terminal.  The reasoning is that TM uses a lot of CPU's? and things can become a bit sluggish. If I turn TM to "OFF", doesn't this stop the hourly snapshots on the INTERNAL hard drive? 

Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X Mavericks :: Local Host No Longer Working

Jun 30, 2014

Before last week, I was always able to go to http://localhost. Now all I get is Unable to connect. I don't care if I go to http://192.168.1.xxx or Still won't work. It use to go to whatever my index.html file was. Now nothing. What might have happened?

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MacBook :: How To Set Settings So Recent Snapshots Don't Go Over HD Icon

Nov 29, 2009

I sent my Macbook to the Genius repair, I could take snapshots and they would find their own space on the desktop. Now they go over the Macintosh HD icon. Same with whenever I insert a dvd, it goes over the HD icon. It's annoying because they all pile up on top of the HD icon.

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Applications :: App For Snapshots / Thumbnails / Preview From Video?

Jan 3, 2010

I'm in need of an application that creates a single .jpg with multiple thumbnails within, giving you a preview of a video.

I have found a couple of apps that do this, such as Screen Grabber and QiPo. How ever, none of these are suitable;

Screen Grabber under 10.6 doesn't work with WMV files. The output image file is full of black frames.

QiPo is the best out of all of them, how ever it doesn't allow you to select how many thumbnails to have in the one preview image file (it's pre set to 18).

I have emailed the developer of Screen Grabber regarding a OS X 10.6 fix, but am yet to hear back from him, so in the mean time i am still trying to find a Mac app that can serve my needs.

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Can't Connect To .local On Lan

Feb 16, 2012

I am currently trying access profile manager on both my macbook air and iphone 4s on local wifi. However, it would just hang when i try to access it via "http://macmini.local/profilemanager". If i try go to go url...I can access url... fine and ping "macmini" fine.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Computer Local Host Name Already In Use On Network

May 10, 2012

After I upgraded to 10.7.4 I receive popup windows informing that: This computer's local hostname "ComputerName" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "ComputerName-1.local" every time my Mac wakes up. The number at the end of computer name increases every time I wake my Mac Pro up.

- Disk permissions repair brings no errors.
- After Mac restart - the same result
- As before I use both LAN and WiFi connections with LAN in higher priority.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 6Core 3.33GHz 24GB 4x3TB HDD+SSD

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Set Up With Caching DNS For Local Network?

Jun 16, 2012

Our new Lion Server has a static IP Address pointed to over the internet by our registrar's zone file. Planning the Lion Server installation process with the intent of hosting Web, Mail and Open Directory services to a small number of users who are nearly all located off-site. I do also want Lion Server to be a caching DNS Server and DHCP authority on the local network to replace what dnsmasq does on our current Linux server.

I am looking forward to offloading some of the lower level Linux administration tasks and putting myself in the hands of the Lion Server Setup Assistant and Server App :-) but at the same time don't understand some of  its assumptions and fear having to spend a lot of time experimenting and re-installing.

So, specifically, I want the Server App to know that my Lion Server has a "Host Name for the Internet" but that the DNS it sets up will not be the DNS for my zone - I will be managing that through my registrar's interfaces.

Second problem is my fnot understanding what name space devices on the local network will / should use. e.g.  The Linux server will be available for backups etc  on the local intranet (and optionally have a static ip address on the Internet) but MacBooks, PCs, iPads and iPhones will be served ip addresses by the Lion Server's DHCP. So will / should these dynamic devices have their machine names fully qualified by our domain name with RFC 1918 style ip addresses or something like .local?  How do I tell this to Lion's Server App / Setup Assistant? How easy is it to update these initial settings later?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Doesn't Keep Local Snap Shots

Jun 16, 2012

how do i change the settings o time machine so that it doesn't keep local snap shots?

Info:MacBook Air

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Time Machine Local Backup?

Mar 23, 2012

My MacBook Pro is running out of hard drive space, and the culprit is Time Machine. Apparently Time Machine stores local backups on the hard drive when it is not connected to the backup drive, and then is supposed to delete them when it does backup. However, this causes huge problems because I'm running out of hard drive space. I ran the following in Terminal to turn off the local backups: 

sudo tmutil disablelocal 

However, that has not freed up the hard drive space taken by the local backups.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Connect To Local MySQL Server Through Socket

Apr 15, 2012

mysql unable to connect; MySQL said: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Set Up A Local Wireless Network Without Access To Internet

May 18, 2012

In OSX 10.6, I can use "internet sharing" to set up a wireless network, connecting my wifi enabled music player (or Apple TV) to my MacBook Pro via wifi without actually connect my Macbook Pro to the Internet.  However with OSX 10.7 Lion, "internet sharing" requires actual connection to the Internet.  Is there a way to disable Lion's requirement?  All I need is to stream the music files in my Mac via wifi to my music player (Logitech Squeeze Box 3), and I don't always have access to the Internet.  Of course an Airport Express or any router would solve the problem, but that means one more device. 

Or, is there any other method to set up a local wireless network without actual Internet access?  I tried "Creat Network...." in Airport but that doesn't work with passive music player (or Apple TV).  It seems only work with computer to computer networking.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: DNS Is Incredibly Slow On 10.7.4 When Connected To A .local Domain

May 21, 2012

Im running Lion 10.7.4 and am connected to a .local domain. 

I am also running VMWare Fusion on the same machine with Windows 7.  neither Lion or Windows 7 are joined to the domain. The windows 7 VM browses the internet perfectly but lion is painfully slow. My IP's are DHCP assigned and the search domain is xxxx.local 

The VM is using bridged not NAT which is why the VM is perfming perfectly. I know its something to do with the .local but cant change the TLD here so need a fix.   

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Remote Managment / Log In Independant Of Local User / Possible?

Jul 2, 2012

In school I remotely have to manage a some Macs - update software, update apps on iTunes etc. Is it possible to remotely log in to a mac and work without mirroring the main screen - but rather having an independent screen to the local screen? I sometimes have a short window of opportunity to gain access to a mac when pupils aren't using them - so if I could work without disturbing them - opening my own iTunes, running software update etc etc - that would be so easy. I have discovered that it will soon be possible in Mountain Lion to do.url... but was wondering if a 3rd party app was available now?

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Local Hard Drive Marked As Excluded From Backups

Mar 18, 2012

It was under my understanding that on a laptop Lion will continue to take snaphots even when it is disconnected from the drive it uses to store time machine backups.  However I have a message back up failed, when I opened the time machine preferences I see this;

So I went in to the options to see what items are being excluded from the backups and lone behold my local drive is marked as to be excluded.  The problem is it is greyed out and I can't remove it. 

Also, I don't know if this is related, but when I try to look enter time machine there is nothing present.  The only time I can see my backups is by holding down the option key and selecting browse other backup disks. Is there a library file or something I can delete without loosing my past backup history? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Email Transferred From Hotmail Server To Local Mail?

Mar 25, 2012

I setup my hotmail in Mail some time ago. And I guess I forgot some setting, because what happend was that ALL my email was transfered from the hotmail server to my local Mail on OSX. How do I transfer them back to the hotmail server, without loosing date stamp?

I am thinking of i.e:
1. Create some pst file (or alike) that can be uploaded to Hotmail.
2. Find some setting that will sync the emails back to hotmail.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Mail Messages Gone After Migrating From Local To LDAP

Apr 22, 2012

I just transferred a group of users from the Local directory to the LDAP directory.  There directories are in place and haven't changed, and neither has the size of the email folders in the Library->Server->Mail->Data folder.  But now, there are no messages in the directories, including the Inbox.  It's empty except for a single message that says "no subject" and has no content.

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Printer Sharing Over Local Network Does Not Work Anymore

May 24, 2012

'all of a sudden' (so it seems) my 2 printers in my network do not print printjobs from other macs in my network. It dit work. Nothing really changed, exept some system-updates.

print-share is on, awake out of sleep is on (network-tab). Really there is no reason that it would not work. Still, ... it doesn't. 


- imac 27" 2011, software updated

- macmini 2010, software updated

canon ip4200, works standard on imac. brother HL-2030, works standard on imac 

The charm of the set-up was that I could have my printers in the office and still print from the livingroom (mac mini)  To try to solve the problem I moved the mac mini temporarily to the office, so I have it next to the imac.

Opening the section 'printers and scanners' and then pressing the '+' does however give me 2 differentviews:

- on the imac I get a sub menu, dropping down from the '+'

- on the mac mini I get a new window named 'add new printer' (this is hopefully the right translation - I am on a Dutch system)

This strikes me as odd. I never noticed this before. Maybe this is where the problem lies? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.7 GHz intel i5 core 27 inch

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: MCXRedirector 'deleteAndCreateSymlink' Not Creating Local Folder

Jun 17, 2012

My Open Directory users are subjected to several MCXRedirector rules that "deleteAndCreateSymlink" like follow for folders like Caches or the iPhone Simulator Application Support.The symlinks are effectively created, but the folders don't exist in the /tmp/ folder, thus making the users and myself very sad. Here the only strange things that I find in the console : [code]

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Active Directory And Local Admin Account?

Jun 27, 2012

We have a local Admin account on all Macs, enterprise wide, for local and remote administration.

All Macs are joined to Active Directory. Our users DO NOT have Admin rights. 

On ALL our LION Macs (10.7.4), when joined to Active Directory, we lose functionality to the local Admin account.

We can log into the local Admin account, but the desktop is useless. Nothing opens. We cannot create any files/folders without getting an Access Denied error.

AND then best part... everything on the Desktop, files/folders, are gone! Almost like a bran spankin' new account. With no access to anything locally. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Give Local Print Shop A Copy Of Mailing List?

May 29, 2012

How Do i make a copy of my mailing address book to give to the local print shop? I tried and copied it onto a stick. When she put it in her computer , the only option is to replace her mailing list with mine. 

iOS 5.1.1, New Desktop

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Make A Smart Folder That Only Searches The Local Hard Drive?

Jul 4, 2012

How would I make a smart folder that only searches the local hard drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Removing Address Book Contacts On Local Drive And Just Keeping ICloud Version

Jun 7, 2012

I have two sets of contacts in my address book, one on local drive and one from iCloud. How do I delete all the contacts from my local drive as they are all out of date?

I have tried deleting the contacts but they keep reappearing. I have tried to create a new group and they keep disappearing! I have read forums and some talk about removing the two addressbook.plist files but I don't even have those in my preference folder...

If I do not have those files, where is my address book storing these contact information and how do I get rid of them? It is driving me nuts having to deal with two lots of each contact and not being able to create groups or delete contacts.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Change A Local Account To A Open Directory Account?

Jun 3, 2012

is it possible to change a local account to a open directory account

Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Lion Server

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: After Upgrade The Mail Changed Its Language To Local Language?

May 14, 2012

After upgrade the Mail changed its language to local language, and I want it back to English! How do I do that?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 1st time user

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Does The Mail Server Need Local DNS Turned On

Apr 16, 2012

I use an external DNS that includes MX and mail entries and A records that point to a static IP provided by my ISP, stored in my router, that in turn accesses services on my lion server via port forwarding. The DNS service on my lion server was turned on but I turned it off and I'm not sure I've noticed any difference - I've got issues either way. Do I need it for any mail server related reason?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Migrate Local User Profile To Active Directory User Profile

Mar 22, 2012

I have Macmini 2.1 2007 year

After install 4 GB RAM (work only 3 GB) i install MAC OS X 10.7.3

Now i joined Macmini to Domain Active Directory 2008 R2. Joined via standard tools.

Macmini have a local user.

How i can migrate all settings, all data local user to Domain user? 

When i used MAC OS X 10.6.8 i can joined to Domain via Likewise Open, and after i can use Likewise tools for migrate.

But now, in MAC OS X 10.7.3 i can't joined to domain via Likewise... and use migrate tools. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Gestures Stop Working, Lion 'freezes', NFS Server Stops Responding

May 6, 2012

1. Lion's (10.7.3) user interface becomes nonresponsive/'freezes': trackpad cursor moves, keyboard can be used for typing, BUT gestures stop working and "Dock" is not responding (it is hidden automatically). 

2. Tere are frequent "nfs server localhost:/5pBJvp-jULTJrbfF3Hpvc5: not responding nfs server localhost:/5pBJvp-jULTJrbfF3Hpvc5: is alive again" error messages in Terminal while I am running 'find' command.

These error messages seem to be correlated witth the user interface 'freezes'. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 12WX Working Correctly With Lion With No Previous Wacom Installed? 

Apr 1, 2012

Anybody have the 12WX working correctly with lion with no previous wacom installed? hooked it up right away with no problems on a leopard mac pro. had working windows xp on virtual machine no problems.with imac lion, would not run the install drivers from disk (PPC). so installed the latest 6.2 driver and a bamboo intuos 3 driver as recomended by wacom. installed driver for pen. the bamboo driver worked for a day or so ( with no option keys working), but had 4 point calibration unlike the two point from leopard install.now, neither are recognizing a tablet connection, only works as monitor. uninstalled. tried an older driver 6.15. ran fix disk permissions, reset pram. restarted(+++). dis and re connected. reinstalled again and again. still no luck getting it running on a new mid 2011 imac with lion.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27" i5

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