Timemachine between leopard and snow leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aicul, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Anyone know for sure what happens when you migrate a mac to snow leopard and suddenly want to recover a file that was backed-up by timemachine when the mac was in leopard?

    Will the file be recoverable?

    :confused:
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I can confirm that SL can access and restore files from a previous TM backup drive that was used for Leopard. I did a clean install of SL on my Mac Pro, and also bought a new external drive to use for SL TM backups. However, I kept my old Leopard external drive.

    Holding down option while clicking on the TM icon in the menu bar allows you to Browse other TM disks.

    I just now browsed that Leopard TM disk and was able to restore a file from 12/2008 just fine onto my SL machine.

    Now, if you did the upgrade and are using the same TM backup.....I believe that should work as well (although I don't have one to test).

    -Kevin
     

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