Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mokwi8, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. mokwi8 macrumors newbie

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    I am about to install something which I am unsure whether it will damage my system. If it does, can I just use Time Machine to revert back to my old system? (Similar to System Restore on Windows)
    Thank You
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Time Machine does not doe such a thing, but you can use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to make a clone of your working setup, and if something goes haywire after an installation of a new application or whatever else you did to bring it down, you can clone the backed-up clone back.
     
  3. mokwi8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How would I go about restoring my system properly?
     
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    You boot from the cloned backup via holding down the OPTION key during startup and selecting the clone.
    Once the cloned Mac OS X has fully loaded, start Disk Utility (Spotlight will find it), erase the volume/partition with the defunct Mac OS X installation.

    Then open CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper (whichever application you took in the first place) and choose the newly formatted (erased) partition/volume as target and clone the working backup back to it.
     
  5. mokwi8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much, I really appreciate it
     

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