Time Machine Restore Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shibbyville, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. shibbyville macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a Macbook Pro. In that MBP I have removed the internal DVD-drive and replaced it with another hard drive. From that system I have a Time Machine backup which I want to restore from.

    The issue is that my machine has only two USB-ports. And in order to use the DVD-drive externally, I have to use both ports. Thus making it impossible to have both the DVD drive and TC-backup attached at the same time.

    Will I be able to boot up with the Snow Leopard DVD, and then choose Time Machine Backup, disconnect the DVD drive and let it restore from the TC-backup? If not, what can I do to restore my system? I do not want to try anything at the risk of losing data.
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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  3. stroked Suspended

    stroked

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    or a USB hub
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Specifically one with its on power supply.

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  5. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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