question re Mac Pro, Time Machine backup...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by malch, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. malch macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi there,
    My Mercury Accelsior stopped working... some odd hick-ups and freezes last week and then wouldn't boot up yesterday. DiskWarrior couldn't see it on the desktop. I phoned OWC and they're sending a replacement.
    I didn't lose much (if anything) because I'd backed up via Time Machine, to backup drive, very recently. So I popped in a new drive (the standard SATA type, in one of the internal slots) and started the Mac Pro by holding down the Command and 'R' keys, and up popped the window that gave me a choice of things to do. I chose to use my Time Machine drive to create a new boot drive. And here's what I don't get:
    Migration Assistant (or whatever it was) found a backup of my old SSD hard drive to copy onto the new drive, but the only backup Time Machine found was from last December (there was just this one entry in the list). I scratched my head because I was sure I'd made a Time Machine copy just a couple of days ago. But with no other obvious (to me) option, I told it to go ahead. Which it did.
    But after I had my 'new' (Dec-2012-era) boot drive up and running (I now had my desktop back, and everything that comes with it), I checked my Time Machine drive, and found all sorts of very recent backups.
    My question is: Why didn't Migration Assistant (or whatever it was) 'see', and allow me to use, my very latest backup?
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Without opting to think I dunno what happened but now that you have access to the recent TM backups just do a restore from one of those and you're good to go - right?
  3. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi Tesselator, and thanks for the note.
    Yes, with these other very recent backups I was able to grab documents and whatever that I'd worked on since last December, so I'm up-to-date.
    But I was wondering why Time Machine didn't work with my most recent backup.
    If I'm really going to put my faith in Time Machine, I'd like it if it would use my most recent backup, not a seven-month-old one. I think I'll have to check into my TM settings or something.

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