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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: Nickw on Feb 22, '08 02:20:44PM

Help !!! - BarrySharp/DethBunny nd whoever else - as a novice mac user and with computer's in general, I have tried dethbunny's original solution of 1 feb 08 but it does not seem to work - I suspect I am doing something wrong in terminal. By way of history, I had my logic board replaced and then time machine would no longer work. I re-selected my backup drive in the preferences area and then it did a new full backup. So, when i open my backup drive, I can see the old set of backups (named Nicholas Wenck's Computer) and the new set of backups (named Nicholas Wenck's Computer 2). However, I cannot see the old backups in time machine and hence cannot restore from there. In all the threads I have read, it is now not clear to me what the solution is. I simply (perhaps not simply at all) want to be able to see and use the old backups in time machine. I am happy to get rid of the new backups (especially to free up space on my backup drive) as there is nothing significant there I need that will not be in the old backups. Please help

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Nickw



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: barrysharp on Feb 23, '08 11:48:25AM

In your case there should not be a problem in getting access to your old TM backups performed on your computer withy the older motherboard.

For example, I have a PowerMac G5 and a MacBook Air and both are running 10.5.2 and backup to their own TM backup disks/volumes.

I can connect my MacBook Air's TM backup disk to my G5 and using the Dock's TM icon select to "Browse Other Time Machine disks...". Doing this I can then select the MacBook Air's TM backup disk and browse all of the backups and restore files to my G5 if I so decided.

You can do the same thing as I explained abovDefine a new partition, disk, volume etc for your new backups while leaving the old ones alone. Following what I wrote above now select/navigate to your old TM backup disk and do your restores.

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Regards... Barry Sharp



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: barrysharp on Feb 23, '08 12:54:17PM

BTW - you can use SuperDuper! version 2.5 (it's Leopard compatible) to clone your old TM backup volume to some other volume if that helps you.

In fact you can place a TM backup volume/folder onto a Cloned Leopard boot volume. I do this by first cloning my Leopard boot volume to a disk and then place my TM backups onto the same disk. The system will boot up happily even with the TM backup folder on it. Makes sense as you can place TM backups onto your internal boot volume if you so desire and system boots up without issues.


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Regards... Barry Sharp



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