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    How much space remains on external drive?

    I have been playing with hanging a USB external drive on my iPad Pro (Lightning) via a camera adapter. It works - using a powered USB hub. I can copy files to/from it with the Files App. What I haven’t discovered yet is, how much space remains on my external drive?
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    Moving from Mac to iPad

    It seems I never mentioned that I have an iPad Pro 1st gen and want to stay with the Pro line.
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    USB-C hub dongle with iPad Pro 1st gen

    I see on Amazon several USB-C hubs for 2018 iPad Pro. I have an iPad Pro 1st gen. 2016? Do these things work on mine using a Lightning to USB-C adapter? Yes, I am running IOS 13. This relates to my other thread about moving from Mac to iPad. I could use something now, but it would be nice...
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    Moving from Mac to iPad

    The short answer is YES. I spend much more time on the iPad than the iMac. I agree about the banking apps. That’s why I have pretty much zeroed in on MoneyWiz3. The end result I’m aiming at is a new iPad with a larger screen size, a decent banking app, and PLEX running something hanging off...
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    Moving from Mac to iPad

    I’m looking to downsize and downprice. A beefy MacBook costs almost as much as an iMac. If there’s no (i)Mac on which to run a PLEX server, how will an adapter help? My bank’s website provides access to transactions and statements, but no help with reconciliations. And a history of about 2...
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    Moving from Mac to iPad

    I am beginning the inevitable (to me) transition from Mac to iPad. I have been retired for several years and, although I did some consulting, I do not anticipate that continuing. So, why do I need my aging iMac? The list of reasons is short. I have used Banktivity (formerly iBank) for...
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    Convert data disk to startup disk

    Thanks for the info. And, I confirmed my suspicion about TM disks. I formatted a spare disk as APFS. TM sees it and allows me to select it, but it won’t accept it unless I let it reformat it HFS+.
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    Convert data disk to startup disk

    I stumbled over the answer. You must format the device as APFS. Inside the container, the volumes can be HFS+ or whatever. Now SuperDuper! happily blesses the backup as bootable. I must have missed the memo on this subject, because it seems to be old news. On the Time Machine side, I now...
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    Convert data disk to startup disk

    I have a backup disk from Mojave that, unintentionally, is NOT a startup disk. When I look at the contents via Finder, the structure looks the same as any “system” disk, but it’s missing some magic, files or formatting, that allows it to be seen by the startup manager (preference or option...
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    Official: Catalina Issues

    Well, I don't know whether to be happy or terrified. At 4pm yesterday, I found yet another failure notification but, on the TM preference pane, it said the oldest backup was 1:40pm yesterday and, right now, the latest is today at 8am, with the next scheduled for 9am. Also, I just entered TM...
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    Official: Catalina Issues

    Good idea! Thanks. Meanwhile ... While I wasn't paying attention, I got another notification that TM had failed. But on opening TM prefs, it says it's still going!? In fact, the little progress meter shows 372gb of 464gb. At my post above it was at 34gb of ... I guess I'll wait to see if...
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    Official: Catalina Issues

    I followed your instructions, but it again failed in about the same time. So ... I set up another USB disk that wasn’t working too hard, and started TM to it. And ... It failed again in around the same time! What are the odds that 2 disks, different brands, bought at different times, go...
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    Official: Catalina Issues

    Well, not that good. I got a notification this morning that a Time Machine update had failed. That’s it. No reasons, no data. Except that it was the 1st attempted update after the upgrade. Q: I used to be able to watch TM activity in the Console. Now, I can’t find it anywhere. This goes...
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    Disk Utility (Mojave) shows ancient disk images

    I upgraded to Catalina and ... they’re gone!
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    Official: Catalina Issues

    I bit the bullet today. It took 2 hours 15 minutes with no problems. Since then, it's really working hard on the 1st Time Machine update, and something called photoanalysisd. I can guess what that is. So far so good ...
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