Time Machine does not recognize destination HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mattia Sullini, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Mattia Sullini macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2007
    Due to heavy performance problems, i decided to perform a full restore of my HD through time machine. Everything went fine until when time machine hasn't been able to spot my HD as a destination folder. When it has finished calculating the space needed for restoring and is supposed to show my destination HD it just goes to sleep: the external HD with the backup stops, and after a while the internal HD does the same.
    I waited 10 mins but nothing happened. Should i wait more?
    Thanks in advance for help (hoping i have been able to explain what happened!)
  2. Mattia Sullini thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2007
    Ok, here i am again. Solved the problem. Maybe i had missed something in the instructions, but i had'nt read anywhere that the destination volume should have a valid system installed. Saying that the Time Machine volume is not bootable doesn't mean to me that it cannot install the system itself, right?
    Anyway, in brief words, the lesson is: TIME MACHINE RESTORES ONLY VOLUMES WITH A VALID OS INSTALLED.

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