Problem restoring from backup (expecting the worst)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sounds Odd, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Sounds Odd macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    Hi Guys

    I hope this is the right place, I'm after some tech advice beyond my fairly limited know how. I'm expecting the worst but hopefully I might be able to save a few things. And anyway I've got copies of the really important stuff. I've just got my MBP back from the shop and I'm trying to restore from the backup I made.

    Using disk utility I made a backup image of the HD, containing two partitions (one with bootcamp). At the time it verified and checked out so I bit the bullet. Now when booting via the OSX disc and trying to restore from my backup I get the following error.

    "Could not find any scan information. The source image needs to be imagescanned/scanned for restore."

    I tried to scan for restore (again whilst booting from the OS Disc) and got

    "Unable to scan (internal error)"

    Verifying the mac partition (within the backup image) via disc utility spits out

    Verifying volume “Mac HD”
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Volume Bit Map needs minor repair
    Checking volume information.
    Invalid volume file count
    (It should be 809816 instead of 809815)
    Invalid volume free block count
    (It should be 5261945 instead of 5261965)
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Mac HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    If this isn't the right place to be posting this then if anyone can point me in a more suitable direction I'd very much appreciate it.
  2. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    I haven't experienced the same thing first hand but here's what I found:

    The link has a number of comments that people wrote for the same issue. They seem to have been able to get things sorted out. Try it out and good luck!
  3. Sounds Odd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    Thanks for the link. I'm still drawing a blank but I haven't tried everything suggested in the thread... so fingers crossed. :)

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