MBP and Time Machine Question

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  1. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    I have a mid 2009 MBP 13 and I upgraded it to Snow Leopard. I was going to restore it to an earlier date with Time Machine. I tried to use the ORIGINAL disk with leopard but it said it could not do it due to the fact that I ow have SL. My assumption is that I would use the SL disk to restore? Just wanted to be sure before I messed things up.
     
  2. seepel macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure, but it sounds like you want to install a fresh copy of snow leopard and restore your entire system from an old leopard backup that is not your most recent backup? If this is the case I'm not sure how you would go about it. I believe that when you update after a fresh install it automatically takes the most recent backup, and I don't think you can get to a dialog to select a specific backup. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong though.

    Maybe I misunderstand what you want to do though, in this case please elaborate.
     
  3. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MBP and Time Machine

    My backups on Time Machine are from SL. I just want to go back a week or so and restore. You can't use the original Leopard disk so I assume you use the SL disk that I used to do an upgrade from Leopard to SL.
     
  4. seepel macrumors 6502

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    So you want to restore the entire system? Is there a reason you don't want to go back and just grab the individual files?
     
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  6. Gen macrumors 6502a

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    Right.
    Boot off of the SL disk and you can select which date to back-up to.
     
  7. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    MBP and Time Machine

    Exactly what I though and needed to know. Thanks!!!!!
     

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