Time machine questions...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mjfarsi, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I have 2 computers. Mac A (old one) Mac B (new). I transferred all my date from A to B. Then I did work on Mac B... Now I want to get all the data back on Mac A... a few problems.

    I did a time machine back up of Machine B

    1- I tried "migration assistant" to get the files onto Mac A, but it is telling me "not enough free space"
    2- Booted from the CD disk of Mac B, but I do not have the original for Mac A, so it will not let me do a "restore from Time Machine Back up".

    How should I proceed? What happens if I do a disk utility erase of Mac A. Can I restore from a back up or will that mess everything up.

    Let me know your suggestions!

    Thanks alot!!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I think you should buy either the system disks for machine A or a retail copy of leopard. Restoring machine A from the TM backup should work then.

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