Time Machine to a new SSD

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Highdom_MAc, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Highdom_MAc macrumors newbie

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    I changed my hard disk to a new SSD (with different size, but Time Machine backup is under the new limit of size). When I try to restore my time machine backup it returns 'error of creating system of restore' or something similar.
    Do I need to install a copy of a OS system before restoring with Time Machine to a new blank SSD?
     
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

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    You need to first install the Mac OS, next create the user accounts and then restore the data from the Time Machine backup.
     
  3. Highdom_MAc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Does it work with different version? My time machine is Mavericks, now I am downloading Sierra
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

    jbarley

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    Once you have Sierra installed you'll be able to use "Migration Assistant" to recover your data , files ,Apps and system settings from the Time Machine backup.
     

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