Time machine restore to non startup disk

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by funnyent, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Dec 26, 2007
    #1
    Hi all- my MacBook Pro's hard drive failed and I installed a new SSD as well as a regular HHD (Replacing the optical drive with a DataDoubler). I have OS X Mountain Lion installed on the SSD and want to restore using a time machine backup on the regular HHD, however I can't figure out to restore to that drive instead of the startup SSD. Is the a way to do this? Or do I need to go ahead and install OS X on the HHD, restore, and then switch the drives.

    Thanks for your help!
    Tim
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Jan 23, 2005
    #2
    You should be able to plug in the TM disk then option key boot to the TM backup and restore it to the drive of your choice.
     

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