Restore Time Machine backups to an older os x

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  1. Juvabe macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Yesterday my Macbook pro (os x 10.6) broke down. I am temporarily using an older mac (os x 10.4 - it isn't an intel mac so installing os x 10.6 isn't possible I believe). However, I want to restore some of my time machine backups to this computer. When I try to copy the files and remove my backup disk the files won't work. Is there a solution?

    Cheers!
    Jur
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    OS X 10.4 didn't have Time Machine... I'm not sure does it have Migration Assistant, if it does, that might work
     
  3. Juvabe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It has migration assistant but then I only have the following options:
    "Migrate from another mac using FireWire"
    (my other mac is at the macrepair and my backup disk doesn't have firewire)

    "Migrate from another volume in this mac that has OS X installed"
    I haven't installed OS X on my backup disk... :(
     
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    Does the files work when you try to e.g. play a song? For me they do but I'm running 10.6. CCC might work, not sure
     
  5. Juvabe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I copy the files they work until I remove my backup disk from the system...

    I'll try CCC

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Then you just import them somehow. Did you do select -> copy -> paste or some other way?
     
  7. Juvabe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried, drag and 'copy'+'paste'

    CCC doesn't work...doesn't recognize the backup files or so...
     
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    Maybe 10.4 just can't read TM backups...
     

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