Mac Mini Server 2010 no migration assistant, what can i do?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by radiohed, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. radiohed macrumors regular

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    I just purchased a refurbished 2010 mac mini server and got it up and running only to find that I cant bring my files over from the time machine backup that I had for my old macbook pro. It looks like SLS does not support this. Is there anything I can do to get my music, photos etc from the time machine backup on my usb drive to the server?

    I originally wanted to just install SL client instead of server but could not get that to work. When I booted from the SL retail 10.6.3 disk that I bought, the apple would change to a "no entry" logo and do nothing.

    I figure if I can at least get my files from time machine onto the mini, I can live with it for now. I would assume that when lion comes out, it will allow me to install it and access my time machine backups. That's a lot to assume! :eek:

    Any help will be greatly appreciated! :D
     
  2. Tyr., Apr 26, 2011
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    Tyr. macrumors member

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    Try manually mounting your time machine backup. It is stored on your backup disk as a *.sparsebundle file. Execute the following command to access it :

    Code:
    sudo hdiutil attach <time_machine_file.sparsebundle>
    
     
  3. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Another good tip: once you've mounted your old time machine backup, do an <option> + click on the time machine icon and use the option "browse other time machine disks" to access your old backup through the normal time machine interface.
     
  4. radiohed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice. I will try that when I get home from work today. Do I issue that command from the terminal screen? Sorry to sound so clueless. I'm not familiar at all with the server version yet. I guess I need the OSX server for dummies book! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Tyr. macrumors member

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    Yes it is a terminal command. "sudo" is used to execute the command with the "root" user (system administrator), it will ask you for your login password before executing.
     
  6. radiohed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice. It worked and my mini server is running like a charm with all of my data intact! :D
     

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