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10.5: Time Machine, networked drives, and laptops
Authored by: jbarley on Nov 07, '07 09:15:40PM

I've got one major question about wireless TM backups to a network or NAS drive.
When it comes to needing a complete system restore, after booting from the install DVD and clicking on Restore from Time Machine, how do you connect to the backup drive when there is no network connection, or network software yet available?
James.



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10.5: Time Machine, networked drives, and laptops
Authored by: deviantintegral on Nov 07, '07 09:20:45PM

I'm guessing you can't, unless you can setup a network connection via the terminal.

In many cases though, it doesn't really matter. You can install a virgin copy of the OS, and then use the regular Time Machine app to restore your home. It's better than no backup at all :)



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10.5: Time Machine, networked drives, and laptops
Authored by: xSmurf on Nov 08, '07 09:38:03AM

From what I've seen, the 10.5 installer fully supports networking. Hells it even showed up the Airport icon in the menu bar. So this is not really an issue.

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