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10.5: A note about Time Machine time zones System 10.5
I've noticed one small oddity in Time Machine. If you try to completely restore your system from a Time Machine backup, it seems as if Time Machine has gone on holiday to California, rather than staying in wet London or cold Zurich: Your backups all have timestamps which are about nine hours prior to the actual local time at which they were saved.

It's not really a problem, but it is a little disconcerting, especially since by the time you're having to do a full system restall, your nerves are probably a little frayed anyhow.

[robg adds: As I'm located in California's time zone, I can't really test this one very easily. If you can confirm, please comment.]
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10.5: A note about Time Machine time zones
Authored by: bugmenot on Nov 27, '07 08:30:00AM
Did you report that bug to Apple yet at http://bugreport.apple.com ?

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10.5: A note about Time Machine time zones
Authored by: CashGap on Nov 27, '07 09:44:10AM

I observed this same behavior when restoring a Time Machine backup on a 2.16 Macbook Pro and on a 1.25ghz iMac G4.

I believe it is a user experience gap, not a bug. When you boot from the Leopard install DVD and select restore from backup, you have not yet set the local system time zone, therefore the default of PST remains current.

It is, however, confusing to see that the last available backup is hours different than expected.



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10.5: A note about Time Machine time zones
Authored by: Coumerelli on Nov 27, '07 09:51:15AM

Exactly my first thought. While I've not used, and therefore not restored from, TimeMachine, I thought, surely, that has to be the reason. (Yes, it is. And don't call me Shirley.)

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10.5: A note about Time Machine time zones
Authored by: larse on Nov 28, '07 04:27:40AM

I can't confirm this. Did a full restore yesterday and my timezone is still Finland.



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