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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: ndelc on Jun 17, '08 02:30:16PM

I just got my MacBook Pro back yesterday after having the logic board replaced and am trying to get my Time Machine backup reconnected. I keep getting locked up in the second Terminal command:

xattr -p com.apple.backupd.BackupMachineAddress MyMac

I've entered every conceivable version of my computer's name that I can think of, but it always tells me that there's no such file. What am I missing? I'm assuming this should be the same name as that listed in the "Sharing" section of the System Preferences?

Thanks for the assistance!



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: ZZamboni on Jun 24, '08 01:57:02AM

Did you run the previous command, "cd /Volumes/YourBackupDisk/Backups.backupdb"? The machine name in the xattr command refers to a directory that exists under the Backups.backupdb directory in your backup disk, so if you are not in the correct directory in the shell, it will not find it.

As an alternative, you can do it all in a single command: xattr -p com.apple.backupd.BackupMachineAddress /Volumes/YourBackupDisk/Backups.backupdb/YourMachineName



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: fratmanCY on Oct 30, '11 12:55:51PM

Hey,

I'm also stuck at this place. Once I enter my computer's name at the end of the command, I receive a blank command line that when I enter additional commands in, nothing happens. Help please?



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