Backing up private files in macOS 10.14+ (Mojave, Catalina)
Posted by Andre Kuehnemund, Last modified by Andre Kuehnemund on 24 February 2020 23:21
By default, macOS 10.14 & 10.15 ("Mojave" and "Catalina" respectively) will not allow backup applications to access a user's 'private' files, e.g. Mail, Calendar, Photos etc. In order for P5 to be able to backup such files with P5 version 5.6.3 and earlier, the following changes need to be made:|
1. The '/usr/local/aw/bin/nsd' binary needs to be granted 'full disk access' in macOS System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access.
<string>HOME/bin/nsd</string>Replace that line with:
<string>HOME/binaries/Darwin/x86_64/nsd</string>Save the modified file and restart P5.
Done. P5 backup should now be able to backup even your 'private' files.
Item #2 will be included in the 5.6.4 release.