Installing OS X from a Time Machine backup ?

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  1. fredsarran macrumors 6502

    fredsarran

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    Hi,

    I had a iMac 2.8 with 500GB and Ati card. I backed up the whole hard drive via Time Machine, on my external LaCie hard drive.

    Now I have my new iMac 3.06 with 1TB hard drive and a Nvidia card. I want to format it and copy all my files that I backed up on the LaCie. I think it is possible, but my question is :

    If I copy all my files from my previous iMac with a different hardware configuration, is that not going to be conflicting with my new iMac and its own configuration ? Driver files, etc...

    Cheers for your help and advice.
     
  2. Tannerozzy macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't expect there would be any problems. I've used Time Machine numerous times on my Air and one time restoring a Macbook Pro from my Air. Those had completely different specs but it worked just fine.

    Apple really did great with time machine. So far; flawless.
     
  3. fredsarran thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea Time Machine is great. I like it.

    Still I wonder about the files for the drivers that makes the hardware work, especially for the graphic card.

    Thanks for your reply. :)
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    /var/spool/postfix/maildrop disappears but the solution to that is to just recreate it.
     
  5. ShadowXOR macrumors regular

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    What does that folder do?
     
  6. fredsarran thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, what is that for ?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  8. fredsarran thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Sky Blue Guest

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    add the last ) to the address
     
  10. fredsarran thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Now it works. But what the connection between this and my main question about Time Machine ?
     

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