Restore from time machine without snow leopard disc?

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  1. sportsfanMAW macrumors regular

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    Hi all, tomorrow I should be getting my MacBook pro back from apple. I have everything backed up on an external hard drive but I realized I left my snow leopard DVD at school (I'm home from college for the break). Is their a way to restore from backup without the disc?

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  2. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    Migration Assistant in the Utilities folder...
     
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    That's the way to do it. In this case you're not really restoring but rather migrating. You'll be given the option to move all your settings and files from a Time Machine backup when you set up your new computer for the very first time in the Welcome sequence.
     
  4. sportsfanMAW thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome thanks! Will this keep all of my previous backups? I have some files that I deleted from my laptop but kept backed up in case I needed them. Will I be able to get thoses?
     
  5. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    You will get whichever files were present the last time you backed up the computer. It's also worth doing a Carbon Clone on an external HD now and then just in case.
     
  6. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    It won't affect your time machine drive at all. So after setting up your new system you can always go back in your backup drive and look for the files you deleted...
     

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