Time Machine system restore - How?

ogee

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Nov 8, 2006
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Earth.
Ok I backed up my MacBook to a HD in my MacPro. No problems, single or multiple files restore as well. So far so good.

Boot from install disk, goto utilities -> restore system from Backup. The only option given is to restore from a disk on my Airport (which I was unable to backup to). How on earth do you restore from a disk in another Mac?

Looks like when the pulled backup to network disk they forgot the restore option!
 

iVoid

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Jan 9, 2007
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Ok I backed up my MacBook to a HD in my MacPro. No problems, single or multiple files restore as well. So far so good.

Boot from install disk, goto utilities -> restore system from Backup. The only option given is to restore from a disk on my Airport (which I was unable to backup to). How on earth do you restore from a disk in another Mac?

Looks like when the pulled backup to network disk they forgot the restore option!
Is the HD on the other Mac a USB/Firewire drive? You could just move it over for the restore.
 

verity

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Aug 1, 2007
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Isn't that when you go hunt down a firewire cable and restart your MacPro in the target disk mode by holding T down?
 

verity

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Aug 1, 2007
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I think target mode will only let you see the first disk.
The first disk as in the startup disk? Then just select the backup to be the main one before shutting the computer down. I never had this situation myself, so I could be missing something here.
 
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