Yosemite and Time Machine

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by johnlove, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. johnlove macrumors newbie

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    Nov 29, 2011
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    Hi …

    Here I go again with a monumentally stupid question …

    Okay, I have placed on my HD a pristine Yosemite system after erasing the HD.

    Okay, now I want to copy over all my gazillion apps, documents, etc from my Mavericks HD.

    Sounds like a job for Migration Assistant.

    If I select my Time Machine Drive (which looks like the following)

    Backups.backupdb
    John's iMac
    2014-10-19-2231467
    Macintosh HD
    2014-10-19-233353
    LaCie External HD
    Macintosh HD
    Latest (alias)

    good ole Migration Assistant gives me TWO “Latest Backups, I GUESS because of the Symbolic Alias “Latest”.

    The “Latest” is, in fact, the one 2nd-to-last in the above graphic.


    BUT, I do NOT want the backup called “LaCie”, I want “Macintosh HD” and Migration Assistant does NOT provide me that choice.

    ONE MORE THING … will Migration Assistant NOT recognize disk images and only real Hard Drives, like the one holding a CCC/SuperDuper Clone.

    I’m getting a darn headache.

    Why can I NOT just use the contents of CCC/SuperDuper disk image and copy its contents over ONLY WHEN the date stamp on the CCC/SuperDuper file on the source is GREATER THAN the date stamp of file on the destination.

    Sort of like Migration Assistant, but with CCC/SuperDuper instead.

    JOHN LOVE
     
  2. johnlove thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nov 29, 2011
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    I know the above is really long ... but I REALLY need some help on this one ... Time Machine is not really any fun for me.
     

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