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 G5


    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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