file that lists macbook model from time machine backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by j00d, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. j00d macrumors member

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    Jul 27, 2007
    #1
    Hello, is there a file that can be found browsing time machine backups that will reveal what the serial or macbook model it was taken from is?

    Thanks.
     
  2. techramble macrumors newbie

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    Aug 8, 2012
    #2
    Restore from Time Machine to VM

    You can find this out by attempting to restore from Time Machine while booted into a Mac OS Installer. Open the Console and view all logs; there you will find the build-id when the installer checks for a matching model. If you do this within a VMWare instance without modifying the Time Machine image, the restore will fail.

    BTW, for anyone trying to restore a Time Machine backup into a virtual machine, make sure there is a PlatformSupport.plist in /System/Library/CoreServices that includes the model and build numbers reported by VMWare. You can modify a Time Machine backup by using the /System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Helpers/bypass tool. Otherwise you will see the message "You can't restore this backup because it was created by a different model of Mac".
     

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