Migration Assistant cannot see TM backup

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  1. iHaddock macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    In the process of doing a transfer from a late 2012 to a 2013 machine.

    Time machine backup is on an external drive, however Migration Assistant cannot identify the backup.

    The backup can be seen in Finder, and works fine on the older machine.

    I also tried doing another backup on a different drive but have the same issue.

    Any pointers?

    Regards
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    is the external drive directly plugged into the new machine?
     
  3. iHaddock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, it is yes.

    I have tried 2 drives, a 4TB WD drive via Firewire and a 3TB WD via USB.

    Regards
     
  4. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Were the TM backups made in Mountain Lion and the new system has Mavericks, by any chance?
     
  5. iHaddock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, both machines are on the same version of Mavericks.... weird isnt it...

    Edited to add: The backup was likely started in Mountain Lion though if that's significant.
     
  6. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    It is curious.
    I'm afraid I don't know what to suggest :confused:
    Somebody will though :)
    Good luck with it.
     
  7. iHaddock thread starter macrumors newbie

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