Restore from Time Machine Backup doesn't see external RAID drive

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by valerio75, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. valerio75 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,



    I have a problem with restoring my iMac from a Time Machine backup, and I was wondering if anyone else had the same issue already.



    I had to reinstall OS X El Capitan from scratch, based on instruction I received from Apple Support. That worked without any issues and my iMac works fine. However, I wanted to restore it to how it was before, using Time Machine. I store my backups on a LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2 and never had any problems with it.



    To restore the system I followed the instruction provided on the Support page. I restarted my system in Recovery mode and selected the "Restore From Time Machine Backup". Unfortunately the LaCie 5big does not appear on the list of drives, so I'm stuck... When running the system in normal mode the RAID external is visible and Time Machine stores backups on it without any problem.



    Has any of you experienced this problem already? I would be much obliged if you could help me with this issue!



    Kind Regards,



    Valerio
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    Launch Migration Assistant from the utilities folder and try it that way.
     

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