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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: nikster on Aug 20, '08 05:53:16PM

Thanks a lot, this worked great.

I copied/pasted the four shell commands into TextEdit, then edited to fit my ethernet addresse and system name. That also resolves the issue that the third command (xattr) appears mangled in safari.

Mount/unmount via Disk Utility was not enough for my system to recognize the new drive, I had to unmount it and physically unplug the drive, then plug it back in.

But now it all works - thanks so much for this tip!

Apple should really use the system's serial number rather than the ethernet MAC address as a unique identifier.



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MAC address or serial number for Time Machine
Authored by: palahala on Oct 31, '08 02:41:28PM
Apple should really use the system's serial number rather than the ethernet MAC address as a unique identifier.
Since my motherboard has been replaced (twice) the serial number shows as the word "SystemSerialNumb". According to the Apple store this is fine as long as the serial number is visible underneath the battery. So, this number could not be used for the backup I guess.

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