Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.7 Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ricky Smith, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I've got a machine that needs to be upgraded to 10.7, the only option is a clean install. If I run TimeMachine on the 10.5 machine and backup to our Server can I then restore the Lion clean install or remove select files from the time machine backup on Lion.
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    In Short

    No. I would backup all essential data as files (External HDD or optical)

    Then perform a claen install

    It's long winded, but it IS safe

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