can't restore .sparseimage file

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macmesser, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. macmesser, Apr 21, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016

    macmesser macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island, NY USA
    #1
    Using OS 10.8.5 I have made a .sparseimage file of a TM disk and now want to restore it with Disk Utility but I keep getting invalid parameter or resource busy. In CCC I get a message that disk image files can only be restored in block mode, which is greyed out for my sparseimage. Can I just mount the disk image and copy the time machine backup folder back to the Time Machine disk? If not, how does one restore a sparseimage file?

    Update: I tried mounting the sparseimage file in the finder and copying the "backups.backupdb" folder back to the Time Machine drive but got a message that it could not be done as "ownership in the backup volume is not enabled."
     
  2. richard2 macrumors regular

    richard2

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2010
    Location:
    England, United Kingdom
  3. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Location:
    Long Island, NY USA
    #3
    Thanks for the link.
     

Share This Page