Trying to restore from time machine backup not found?

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  1. demariners macrumors member

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    So I backup my time machine backups to a AFP NAS storage device. The time machine works flawlessly and everything backs up as it should. I decided to go with a new PC and when I go to restore from time machine backup it can not find the AFP hard drive? Do I need to mount it somehow? Can do I do this through the installation disc? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The drive needs to be accessible and mounted for a restore to occur.

    I'm not sure what you're trying to do. Restore to a PC? Is this a running windows or is it a hackintosh?
     
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    And also dmg file types which time machine backups reside.
     
  5. demariners thread starter macrumors member

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    Im sorry I must have typed incorrectly. I have a new iMac and I am trying to restore from an AFP network drive. So I would like to know how I can mount the AFP drive in the Mac OS X Installer environment. Meaning when I first get the new computer or when I go to the install disc from boot up. It is not seeing the AFP time machine backup.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't believe you can, which is why I don't go that route with my backups.
     

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