Time Machine Restoration

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  1. Guardsix macrumors member

    Guardsix

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    I had to do a clean reinstall of Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I have an external hard drive that I had been using for my Time Mache backups. After I restored my Operating system, I want to reconnect my former T-M backup hard drive. But it appears theres only one days backup on that drive. Whats happened to all my previous backups?

    I know it was working correctly before because I've gone back in time to restore files before.

    Oh, yeah, the HDD says it has only 64GB free on a 2TB HDD.

    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try to option click the Time Machine menu icon then select browse other backup disks and you should see the old one.
     
  3. Guardsix thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I already did that. I can connect to the previous HDD and I can only see one backfile is there going all the way back to 2013.

    But, when I go to Time Machine to try and actually see anything back past a day or two, nothing shows up.

    How do I get Time Machine to recognize the entire backup file?
     
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 'old' backup still visible and accessible from the Finder?
     
  5. Guardsix thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it is. Backups.backupdb is date 16 Oct 2013 and when I access that, it still has files back to 2013.

    Yet, when I go into Time Machine to find something, it won't go past 5 Oct. I did a clean re-install of Yosemite on that day. I figured my backups would be gone but if they're not, I'd like to still access them.
     
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  7. Guardsix thread starter macrumors member

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    False alarm. I just needed to let Time Machine catchup.

    Today when I tried to look at my Time Machine backup data, it went all the way back, no problem.

    Thanks for everyone that tired to help. I guess, lesson learned, is to let the MacBook Pro and it's apps work a little before running around yelling!
     

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