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Recovering from a catastrophic drive failure.
Authored by: markuswarren on Apr 26, '11 09:57:27AM

I could be, and am probably wrong, however I have some niggling feeling that you need to make sure that the restore / install DVD you use when restoring the TM backup is the same version of OS X that the machine was running, otherwise you cannot restore. The example being; the machine shipped with 10.5, and so has an install DVD with 10.5.x on it. You have since upgraded to 10.6.x and thus the TM backup is based on 10.6. If you boot from your 10.5 install DVD, then you might find you cannot restore.

As said, I might be wrong on this point, but if not, it is something well worth updating the hint to mention.

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