Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 3, 2013, 10:16 AM   #26
soamz
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Orissa, India
Send a message via AIM to soamz Send a message via MSN to soamz Send a message via Yahoo to soamz Send a message via Skype™ to soamz
I know. I have done many time machine restores in the past.

Not sure, why its failing this time. Totally frustrated.

Well, I formatted the whole MacBook Pro today .

Now clicked on command R and reached the Internet recovery. Then reached the utilities page and formatted the SSD.

Then clicked on restore from time machine backup there , but it says, no system backup found.

Why is that ?

Does the mean, time machines only work after the OS is installed ?
soamz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 3, 2013, 10:45 AM   #27
Weaselboy
macrumors G4
 
Weaselboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by soamz View Post
Does the mean, time machines only work after the OS is installed ?
A Time Machine backup made with Lion or better can completely restore to a blank disk. Plug in the TM disk and option key boot, then select the TM disk as the boot source. That will bring up a screen that looks like the recovery screen you get with command-r. From there you can erase with Disk Util then restore.

If you do not see the TM as a boot source, then perhaps your TM disk/backup is bad. Based on your earlier problems you mentioned, this is certainly possible.
Weaselboy is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 3, 2013, 10:51 AM   #28
tdhurst
macrumors 68040
 
tdhurst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Send a message via AIM to tdhurst Send a message via Yahoo to tdhurst Send a message via Skype™ to tdhurst
Wait...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weaselboy View Post
A Time Machine backup made with Lion or better can completely restore to a blank disk. Plug in the TM disk and option key boot, then select the TM disk as the boot source. That will bring up a screen that looks like the recovery screen you get with command-r. From there you can erase with Disk Util then restore.

If you do not see the TM as a boot source, then perhaps your TM disk/backup is bad. Based on your earlier problems you mentioned, this is certainly possible.
Really? Thought you couldn't do that with a TM backup. Huh.
__________________
Twitter - tdhurst
I blog here.
2012 11.6" 2.0ghz i7 MacBook Air, 2.26 C2D Mac Mini, iPhone 5, Apple TV 3.
tdhurst is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 3, 2013, 11:16 AM   #29
Weaselboy
macrumors G4
 
Weaselboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdhurst View Post
Really? Thought you couldn't do that with a TM backup. Huh.
Yep... since 10.7.2. Look at the green section here. It works pretty well. You can pop in a new, blank disk and get right back in business off the TM backup disk.
Weaselboy is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 3, 2013, 12:16 PM   #30
soamz
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Orissa, India
Send a message via AIM to soamz Send a message via MSN to soamz Send a message via Yahoo to soamz Send a message via Skype™ to soamz
I did that way and the Time Machine did show as a Startup disk fine.

Then I went here and did this and got this





soamz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 4, 2013, 11:06 AM   #31
soamz
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Orissa, India
Send a message via AIM to soamz Send a message via MSN to soamz Send a message via Yahoo to soamz Send a message via Skype™ to soamz
Well its finally done. Damn, that took that long. Anyways.
I have a new problem. Posted it here,

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...8#post17096378
soamz is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:38 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC