Time Machine encryption can take literally days to complete. How do you speed this up?
The problem is here: It is common and logical to follow the pattern:
- Format a drive “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”
- Select that disk in Time Machine and select “Encrypt backups”.
Time Machine will perform the first backup (unencrypted) on the drive, then after it finishes, it will begin this long process of encrypting the drive. This is the routine that can take days, even if your first backup was only a few gigabytes.
The faster technique is in Disk Utility to format the drive “Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted)” which only takes a few seconds. Then select that disk in Time Machine and select “Encrypt backups”.
Time machine will perform the backup on the encrypted disk and will be done immediately after.
Hope this saves you some time!
This error message has come up on a number of occasions and I’m sure many people have wondered what is the best way to deal with this. This is for macOS, OSX, Macintosh operating system. For historical sake, I’m currently running High Sierra.
I have found a few main things that cause this error on my machine…
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After reading about the new CSS backdrop-filter I decided to see how much work would be involved to create an iPhone like interface using HTML, CSS, and React.
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If you use Zoom controls from Accessibility system pref, and using an external monitor, you may have experienced *very* slow performance after upgrading to Yosemite.
One workaround is to set Zoom Style to “Picture-in-picture”.
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When you touch the Messages title bar, then click somewhere else on your screen, the messages app will move as if you dragged it. Such a strange bug and it was not sadly addressed in 10.10.1. Reproducible on any Mac, every time. How this could slip past QA is beyond me.
After installing Amazon Music on my mac, I noticed this background task “Amazon Music Helper” running. I tried to kill it, it came back.
The fix I used was to remove execute permission on that file:
chmod -x /Applications/Amazon\ Music.app/Contents/MacOS/Amazon\ Music\ Helper
Then kill the process again and it shouldn’t come back.
I have bought music since then and find that all the features (that I use) work fine. This thing isn’t even needed!
QuickRes to the rescue!
Having problems getting OS X Mavericks to display your monitor’s native resolution? I had this problem with an Acer AL1916W with 1440×900 resolution. My solution was to download QuickRes Free from the Mac App Store. Run it and click the icon up in the Menu Bar. Select the monitor. Select the resolution you want.
The new iPhone maps icon in iOS 6 is navigating starting at BJs Brewhouse on De Anza in front of Apple Headquarters
Now that XCode 4.5 and iOS 6 is out, I decided to update SLUG Magazine iPhone app to support the new iPhone 5 and removed the ‘for iOS4’ text on the loading screen (which was there throughout the iOS 5 release).
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