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10.5: Restore from unsupported Time Machine backups Install
There are several hints here on how to get Time Machine to backup to an unsupported AFP share, but I found no mention of how to restore from such an unsupported share. After spending some time on Gooogle, I found this page.

The essence of the solution is that once the installer has booted from the DVD, one has to go to the Terminal and mount the AFP share manually:
$ mkdir /Volumes/TimeMachine
$ mount -t afp afp://user:password@afpserver.local/ShareName /Volumes/TimeMachine
Quit Terminal, then enter the Time Machine Restore utility. The unsupported backup volume should then show up.
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10.5: Restore from unsupported Time Machine backups
Authored by: StrawHousePig on Dec 18, '08 10:51:21AM

Another way I've found is to use the "Open disk image..." dialog from Disk Utility to find AFP shares. I've never had any luck with the actual restore part over my network, though.



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10.5: Restore from unsupported Time Machine backups
Authored by: deviantintegral on Dec 18, '08 04:12:20PM

Last I checked, the install DVD didn't have Samba support either, though I imagine NFS shares could be mounted.

My solution in the past has been to do a regular OS install, run software update, and then use Migration Assistant to move everything from the Time Machine share.



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10.5: Restore from unsupported Time Machine backups
Authored by: norby on Sep 04, '09 11:38:37PM

This seems to have changed slightly under 10.6 - I needed to mount the remote AFP share, and then double-click on the .sparsebundle file to mount the "Backup of XXXXX" volumes. Only then would Migration Assistant let me use it. (I didn't try this hint during the Snow Leopard install as I wasn't expecting it, so by the time I got to the migrate data portion, I didn't have the option to manually mount it anymore - the OS had already rebooted/etc.)

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10.5: Restore from unsupported Time Machine backups
Authored by: rmatakajr on Jun 26, '10 09:13:44PM

The post above was correct and worked like a charm ;)



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