Time Machine and Mavericks question

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by nachofv92, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. nachofv92 macrumors newbie

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    Can I restore a Mac from backup (Time Machine) if the backup files are running Mavericks and the Mac I want to restore is running Mountain Lion?

    Let's say I've got a computer running Mavericks and I buy a new one running Mountain Lion. When I restore the new one from Time machine backup, will it work? :confused:
     
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  3. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    Worse case scenario is that you'll end up with Mavericks on your new machine. From there, you can downgrade to OS X Mountain Lion from the developer center (where you got the Mavericks download from developer.apple.com)
     
  4. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    No,

    Mavs release notes state the TM backups aren't compatible with earlier versions of OS X.
     
  5. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    I was not aware of that, thanks for the information! :D
     

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