How can i mount another machine's TM backup?

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  1. ///alpinepower macrumors member

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    how can i mount another machine's backup on an administrator machine?
     
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    Connect it via the preferred interface (USB, Firewire, eSATA) and browse the backup via Finder.

    Or do you mean something else?
     
  3. ///alpinepower thread starter macrumors member

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    i can't get to the files that way, only bad alias's.... I need a way to mount the whole backup image (or bundle) from a machine that no longer exists, and getting help from Apple is not possible (based on the people I have spoken to).
     
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    Time Machine (TM) does not make a backup image per se, it has a folder called Backups.backupdb with the user folder (called Kalle in that image) inside and the incremental backup folders inside that.
    [​IMG]

    As far as I remember, you can access those folders "2008-11-23-...." without problems, unless that TM is corrupted.
     
  5. ///alpinepower thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know where the files are based on the backup dates, and picking through the folders leads to aliases sometimes, and sometimes the files.
     

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