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And.reg
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Aug 15, 2018, 06:20 PM
 
Also, in Safari, when on YouTube, "Never auto play" doesn't work and videos still auto play, after all these betas.

Edit: Wait, maybe it is working after trying a few other channels.
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Aug 18, 2018, 01:44 PM
 
^ It's still intermittent, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, can't really tell.

Also, another watch out to beta testers that my Time Machine backup (of data on APFS Pro MacBook) keeps failing after about 8 GB with another 30 GB to go. No reason is given for the failure. The hard drive stayed connected.
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Aug 18, 2018, 02:02 PM
 
Apple made it more difficult to follow TM log activity, since about Yosemite. The data is still present, but you have to hunt around.

I use a Terminal script (built by someone else) to follow TM when I'm troubleshooting.
Code:
#! /bin/sh filter='processImagePath contains "backupd" and subsystem beginswith "com.apple.TimeMachine"' # show the last 12 hours start="$(date -j -v-12H +'%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')" echo "" echo "[History (from $start)]" echo "" log show --style syslog --info --start "$start" --predicate "$filter" echo "" echo "[Following]" echo "" log stream --style syslog --info --predicate "$filter"
Save this script as a file called "tmlog" in your home folder, without an extension. When you need to troubleshoot, open Terminal and type:

./tmlog

You might have to make it executable the first time. If so,

chmod +x tmlog

Since it fetches the last 12 hours of TM log entries, you can launch the script even after TM has started. Or after it's aborted. And still catch the error messages.
     
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Aug 18, 2018, 03:33 PM
 
The output of the script is after this paragraph. Oh, and I should mention that I am attempting to back up my data to a Seagate 4 TB formatted MacOS Extended (Journaled) via USB 3.0, with 3 TB of free space still available on that drive.

While waiting for your reply, I also tried moving the .inprogress file to the Trash, though I could not delete it, because when I tried to empty the Trash, Finder just kept showing a progressing bar with "Deleting..." below it, and it didn't go away. So, I gave up, restarted the computer, turned off automatic backups, went into Disk Utility, and run the First Aid utility on the partition for Time Machine. The utility, however, got hung up/stuck/no further progress on "Checking catalog file," I waited like 10 minutes. So, I gave up on that as well, restarted my computer again, and turned on automatic backups. At this point, the (un-delete-able) .inprogress file from earlier today was still in the Trash.

So, I let the Time Machine backup carry on at 2:39pm, and here is the output of the script.


Code:
2018-08-18 14:39:52.154698-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Starting manual backup 2018-08-18 14:40:00.055020-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Failed to find matching sparsebundle in directory '/Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup', directory contents: ( ".com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent", ".disk_label", ".disk_label_2x", ".DocumentRevisions-V100", ".DS_Store", ".fseventsd", ".Spotlight-V100", ".TemporaryItems", ".Trashes", ".VolumeIcon.icns", "Backups.backupdb", "tmbootpicker.efi" ) 2018-08-18 14:40:15.368707-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Backing up to /dev/disk3: /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb 2018-08-18 14:40:20.658605-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeFSEventStoreUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.658749-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeLastFSEventID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.658837-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.658905-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.PreviousSnapshotVolumeUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.659039-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.PreviousSnapshotVolumeName' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.659186-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeBytesUsed' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.659426-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeIsCaseSensitive' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.659513-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.fstypename' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.659579-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeIsEncrypted' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:20.664472-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Starting age based thinning of Time Machine local snapshots on disk '/' 2018-08-18 14:40:22.102912-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to write unlock record UUIDs as extended attribute for disk '/', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 14:40:22.192067-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Created Time Machine local snapshot with name 'com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-144021' on disk '/' 2018-08-18 14:40:22.194681-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Declared stable snapshot: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-144021 2018-08-18 14:40:22.205230-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Mounted stable snapshot: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-144021 at path: /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144021/KL17 source: KL17 2018-08-18 14:40:22.243730-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: KL17 2018-08-18 14:40:22.297857-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Deep event scan at path:/Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144021/KL17 reason:must scan subdirs|new event db| 2018-08-18 14:40:22.298380-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Running deep scan - looking for changes after 2018-08-13 23:41:04 +0000 [Following] Filtering the log data using "processImagePath CONTAINS "backupd" AND subsystem BEGINSWITH "com.apple.TimeMachine"" Timestamp (process)[PID] 2018-08-18 14:45:51.514351-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Finished scan 2018-08-18 14:45:51.803674-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Saved event cache at /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144022.inProgress/616B0CA7-1472-4672-8E18-6FEE94A9DF0A/.BCE56C28-09D5-3C4A-B4BF-6EDA18EA6DE4.eventdb 2018-08-18 14:45:51.897229-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Not using file event preflight for / 2018-08-18 14:58:40.901507-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Will copy (35.39 GB) from KL17 2018-08-18 14:58:41.939676-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Found 463615 files (35.39 GB) needing backup 2018-08-18 14:58:42.454308-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] 45.77 GB required (including padding), 3.17 TB available 2018-08-18 15:30:51.854566-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Stopping backup. 2018-08-18 15:30:51.891068-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Error: (-8062) SrcErr:NO Copying /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144021/KL17/Users/[...my name...and then part of a long path to a folder with my academic data...]/2018/Spring/Lesson grading/Lesson 6 Part 2/Grading notes/.DS_Store to /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144022.inProgress/616B0CA7-1472-4672-8E18-6FEE94A9DF0A/KL17/Users/[...my name...same path snipped out...]/2018/Spring/Lesson grading/Lesson 3 Part 2/Lesson 6 Part 2 2018-08-18 15:30:51.905169-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Copied 118437 items (10.53 GB) from volume KL17. Linked 158589. 2018-08-18 15:30:52.564163-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Copy stage failed with error:11 2018-08-18 15:30:54.342522-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Unmounted local snapshot: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-144021 at path: /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-144021/KL17 source: KL17 2018-08-18 15:30:54.349703-0400 localhost backupd[247]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Backup failed with error 11: 11
Backup Failed

Time Machine couldn't back up to "Seagate Time Machine Backup".

An error occurred while copying files. The problem may be temporary. If the problem persists, use Disk Utility to repair your backup disk.


Eight minutes later, and Time Machine is trying to back up again, automatically.


Code:
2018-08-18 15:38:09.994088-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Starting automatic backup 2018-08-18 15:38:09.996520-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Failed to find matching sparsebundle in directory '/Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup', directory contents: ( ".com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent", ".disk_label", ".disk_label_2x", ".DocumentRevisions-V100", ".DS_Store", ".fseventsd", ".Spotlight-V100", ".TemporaryItems", ".Trashes", ".VolumeIcon.icns", "Backups.backupdb", "tmbootpicker.efi" ) 2018-08-18 15:38:10.633747-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Backing up to /dev/disk3: /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb 2018-08-18 15:38:15.006217-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeFSEventStoreUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.010713-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeLastFSEventID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.010924-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.SnapshotVolumeUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011042-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.PreviousSnapshotVolumeUUID' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011349-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.PreviousSnapshotVolumeName' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011534-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeBytesUsed' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011665-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeIsCaseSensitive' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011756-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.fstypename' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.011861-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to remove attribute 'com.apple.backupd.VolumeIsEncrypted' from 'file:///', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:15.217842-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Starting age based thinning of Time Machine local snapshots on disk '/' 2018-08-18 15:38:15.222720-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Age based thinning deleted Time Machine snapshot 'com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-17-145640' on disk '/ 2018-08-18 15:38:15.236763-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Age based thinning deleted Time Machine snapshot 'com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-142608' on disk '/ 2018-08-18 15:38:27.141381-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogError] Failed to write unlock record UUIDs as extended attribute for disk '/', error: Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=1 "Operation not permitted" 2018-08-18 15:38:27.790134-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Created Time Machine local snapshot with name 'com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-153826' on disk '/' 2018-08-18 15:38:27.793870-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Declared stable snapshot: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-153826 2018-08-18 15:38:28.202990-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Mounted stable snapshot: com.apple.TimeMachine.2018-08-18-153826 at path: /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-153826/KL17 source: KL17 2018-08-18 15:38:28.205418-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: KL17 2018-08-18 15:38:29.456911-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Deep event scan at path:/Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-153826/KL17 reason:must scan subdirs|new event db| 2018-08-18 15:38:29.457029-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Reading cached event database from: /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-153828.inProgress/616B0CA7-1472-4672-8E18-6FEE94A9DF0A/.BCE56C28-09D5-3C4A-B4BF-6EDA18EA6DE4.eventdb 2018-08-18 15:38:29.738059-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Using cached disk scan 2018-08-18 15:38:29.946773-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Saved event cache at /Volumes/Seagate Time Machine Backup/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro (2)/2018-08-18-153828.inProgress/DE3BEE98-494A-4FDE-B05E-C272C83F50E6/.BCE56C28-09D5-3C4A-B4BF-6EDA18EA6DE4.eventdb 2018-08-18 15:38:29.997578-0400 localhost backupd[1165]: (TimeMachine) [com.apple.TimeMachine:TMLogInfo] Not using file event preflight for /
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Aug 18, 2018, 03:59 PM
 
Errors on a random file are non-fatal. TM goes on. The key part is "Backup failed with error 11".

The problem appears to be old inProgress folders. So TM thinks another instance of TM is already running. Deleting the inProgress folders can take a really long time via the Finder because of all the hardlinks.

Someone else suggested renaming the inProgress items in place, by adding "x-" at the beginning of each file. (they're actually folders, with permissions set to not allow opening). If need be, set the external drive to Ignore Permissions to make the name change. Then turn permissions back on after. The tip author suggested a more complicated ACL terminal command.

TM will ignore the mis-named items during the run, then delete them after a run completes. TM can delete them *much* faster than Finder can.

Source reference - but directed at network backups. Most of the steps don't apply to a local drive.
     
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I'm concerned about the security and legal implications of having the phone automatically open when it sees your face. Someone could hold your phone up in front of you, wait for you to open your eyes, and then have full access to what's on your phone.

While the lower false positive rate sounds great, the false positive rate for TouchID is (according to Apple) 1 in 50,000. That's a theoretical rate, obviously. It means that TouchID's rejection rate is pretty high.

Apple says that FaceID has a 1 in 1,000,000 false positive rate, which sounds like "twenty times more secure!!!!!" It's not. FaceID builds a recognition matrix based on a much more complex. much larger structure than simple fingerprints, but it's not likely to be based on 20 times more data. And as I recall, TouchID had some rocky going when first introduced. I'm sure that more time out "in the wild" will both identify normal use issues and reveal exploits (child bypasses mom's FaceID?).

FaceID wins on gee whiz points, but I still feel that I'd be more comfortable with TouchID for the foreseeable future.

By the way, my MBP opens when it detects my Apple Watch. Why could Apple not add something like "if the face is recognized AND the correct Apple Watch is unlocked AND within the correct range of this phone, unlock the phone - else lock the phone and require a complex passcode to open." I would also feel a lot more comfortable about the security of a phone that offered to hard lock if that sort of attempt to open failed.

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Aug 18, 2018, 06:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
another watch out to beta testers that my Time Machine backup (of data on APFS Pro MacBook) keeps failing
This may have been a false alarm, as I think that I figured out what's going on.

So, this morning, I connected my Time Machine backup drive to retrieve a file that I had discarded months ago, but because I was quick about getting the file and then ejecting the hard drive, I did not give the Time Machine backup any opportunity to go beyond some initial preparation, and no copying. But for whatever reason, that process corrupted either the .DS_Store file (see the "code" in my post above) or the snapshot reference to it. Why that file, and why that folder (which I haven't accessed in three months) I will never understand. But, deleting the original .DS_Store file from my Mac and then restarting Time Machine got it to work again. Backup successful.
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I'd expect Time Machine to get a clean rewrite at some point to take advantage of APFS's features, many of which seem almost tailor-made for TM. It seems this isn't happening in Mojave, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see it in the next release after it.

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Aug 19, 2018, 07:42 PM
 
Wow.

In Finder, Command-L no longer creates an alias. You have to use Control-Command-A to create an alias of a folder/file/whatever in Finder. That's awkward.

In which beta did they change this?
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Originally Posted by CharlesS View Post
I'd expect Time Machine to get a clean rewrite at some point to take advantage of APFS's features, many of which seem almost tailor-made for TM. It seems this isn't happening in Mojave, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see it in the next release after it.
Agreed. I wonder whether they will take a half-step measure by just modifying the client side or whether they will go for a full hog re-implementation. I can picture them initially using snapshots on the client side and transmit that to an HFS+-based client drive. A re-implementation may require something along the lines of ZFS send.

One of the big questions here is migration of backup drives: will they offer a HFS+-to-APFS conversion? Although Apple could just punt here and require you to start afresh.
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Aug 21, 2018, 12:11 PM
 
Questions from someone that does not currently have a TM backup drive. Since the multi TB external dives I have seen are HDDs, does Mohave still format them as HFS+ or APFS? I see there are issues backing up APFS drives to existing HFS+ TM drives. I need to get an external backup for my 3TB Fusion drive iMac. It’s that or sign up for Carbonite. Anyone using a cloud service with an APFS drive?
     
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Aug 21, 2018, 06:25 PM
 
You should do cloud anyway. Without it, everything is still vulnerable to fire, burglary, etc.

I prefer Crashplan to Carbonite, but it’s more expensive ($120/year).
     
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Aug 21, 2018, 10:27 PM
 
Backblaze >> Crashplan (unless you want to backup a NAS)

But in my book this is all in addition to my Time Machine backup.
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Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
(unless you want to backup a NAS)
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BackBlaze does back up NAS on their business plan. $50 per year, per computer. I suspect the NAS counts as one computer. If so, you could TM backup all your computers to the NAS. Then back it up to BackBlaze for $50 per year.
     
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Aug 22, 2018, 11:10 AM
 
Breaking News:

"Never Auto-Play" still doesn't work on 18A371a.

And waking Pro MacBook back up from sleep will still sometimes prompt a typed password up front, rather than allow TouchID.
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we need a separate backup thread.
     
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Aug 22, 2018, 08:41 PM
 
Just learned something awesome.

Use https://automounter.app/ to mount your NAS somewhere other than /Volume/, and Backblaze will back it up.

H/t to Accidental Tech Podcast.

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Aug 28, 2018, 07:15 PM
 
Wow.

Security on macOS Mojave Time Machine backups are so tight, they're sealed tighter than Fort Knox.

I wanted to run sqlite3 on a Safari db file from a few months ago, but Mojave has all of my past home user backups in lock down that, even with sudo, I can't even make a copy of the file. Even though I can access the (visible) folders using Finder, I can't even do an ls or cd into the invisible archived ~/Library/ folder.

This will require some tinkering...
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Aug 29, 2018, 06:50 PM
 
Other question:

How do I delete the user "System Administrator" from the login screen?
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Sep 16, 2018, 07:07 PM
 
Just updated to the 10th beta. Not looking so great for the around-the-corner GM as some of the bugs that I reported like five betas ago have yet to be fixed.

Just to give you an idea:

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Wea...ation=USCA0273

In the Mojave betas, it's a lot of blank space, where there should be graphs and charts.

Disable AutoPlay when browsing YouTube still isn't fixed.
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Sep 16, 2018, 07:32 PM
 
As with the past couple of major MacOS updates, it's probably best to ignore x.0 and x.1, and wait for x.2 or x.3 with your upgrade.

I just upgraded to High Sierra 3 weeks ago

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Sep 16, 2018, 07:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
How do I delete the user "System Administrator" from the login screen?
I'm not using Mojave yet, so these instructions are from High Sierra. Disable the root user using Directory Utility.

/System/Library/CoreServices/Applications/Directory Utility

Click the padlock to authenticate. Then go to Edit -> Disable Root User

Sounds like a bug. When the root account is enabled (or other accounts outside the Users folder) the login icon for "Other..." will appear. Which gives user / pass fields to fill in. Up through High Sierra, I've never seen login offer the root account by name.
     
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Sep 17, 2018, 12:57 PM
 
I already disabled it a while back via Terminal. if I try to use Directory Utility then it just asks me to enable it again, then disable it. Same thing happens on login screen.
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