Time Machine Advice

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iriejedi, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2000
    Nor Cal
    I am upgrading my G5 PPC to a new MacPro.

    The hard drive should be compatible, but I have Time Machine on a big external drive.

    If I restore from Time Machine any worries about apps etc, that were originally installed as PPC?

    How is the best way to use Time Machine in this situation. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

  2. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    The worst that could happen is that some of your applications may not run properly. When restoring from Time Machine, your system files are not included so you'll get a fresh copy of the Intel OS along with re-installing all the patches manually. Everything else including documents and applications and preferences get restored.
  3. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    I just did this, nervously, a few hours ago.

    I got a new 320 gb HD so that I could have more room on my MacBook.

    I installed the new drive, put in the install 1 OS X disk. I went through the motions to install Leopard.

    After a reboot, I got to choose to get my files, etc... from Time machine (I did a back up just before I swapped drives). It seemed like it didn't work. I checked iTunes, no dice.

    Then I did a software update....there were many since my disks were 10.5.

    After a reboot, everything was fine, all my apps were there, documents, and pics.

    Go for it.

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