Restore from Time Machine backup using the terminal?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by The General, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Things I have:

    1. 2.1Ghz White MacBook
    2. Time Machine backup of White MacBook
    3. MacBook Pro
    4. Leopard disks from MacBook Pro

    I can't find my Leopard disk for the MacBook, but I have the one for the MacBook Pro. I am trying to restore the MacBook from the time machine backup using my Leopard disk which is system specific, but the install disk won't let me. First it says that leopard cannot be installed, which I expected because the disk isn't for the MacBook, it's for my MacBook Pro. Then it lets me use all the Utilities but the Time Machine restore one.


    Why can't I use it to restore from my backup? I'm not installing using the disk, just restoring from a backup I already made.

    Is there an alternative to this? Can I just copy all the files from my Latest thing in the backup to the root directory of my drive using the terminal?
  2. The General thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I just thought of something ... I can put the MacBook into Disk Target mode and plug it into my MacBook Pro with a FW400 to FW800 cable, boot my MacBook Pro with the Leopard disk and then restore from my backup to the MacBook.

    Will edit this post if it works.

    EDIT: It worked.

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