Time Machine restore TO an external

Discussion in 'macOS' started by paolocongolero, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. paolocongolero macrumors newbie

    I'm about to do a restore with Time Machine, but want to make sure I have this conceptualized right. I have a mac mini (call the hard drive Bob), an older external (call him Bill) and a newer external for Time Machine backups (call him Barry). I was fortunate to back up Bob and Bill last month; Bill has ***** the bed in a major way. I'm probably just going to replace the drive in the enclosure and restore.

    But here's the thing, now that Bill is not connected, when I surf the Time Machine backup I don't see anything for Bill - doesn't appear as a device. This scares me. I'm figuring the data is there cos the gigabytes are there, but I can't access it at this time.

    What I'm hoping will happen - new HD, format it, name it Bill, watch the option appear in Time Machine. Is this true?

  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005

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