Restoring from time machine back up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Stan Halen, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Stan Halen macrumors newbie

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    So I got my mac fixed and I picked it up from apple store, when I was restoring I messed with the external as I was restoring and stopped it in the middle. So I don't have a snow leopard disk or any disk with me. If I borrowed a leopard disk could I restore? I want to restore completely from the day my computer crashed. any ideas?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    IIRC, restoring from a Leopard disc will install Leopard with your apps and such, since it installs the OS from the disc, not the TM backup.
     
  3. Stan Halen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's what I thought.

    what can I do?

    I have a dmg of snow leopard and I was trying to make it boot from the external but I cant get it set up.
     
  4. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    The first thing you need to do is make sure the drive is formated as a GUID partition scheme if not OS X won't recognize it. Then install the OS on the external drive. When starting up hold the option key down at startup and a screen will appear where you can select what volume to boot from.

    You may have an issue because you stopped the process mid-way typically what happens is when you do a full restore from time machine it resets itself. So I don't know if the premature stop may have caused this (something to be aware of).

    Cheers
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Given the price of Snow Leopard, just pick up a copy. I mean why you inferred you have a dmg of SL, but not the disk, i.e., stole it. At 25 bucks there's really no reason not to have it. That will also solve your problem with Time Machine.
     

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