Intel Mac :: Restore Lion OS From Lion Server Time Machine Backup?

May 3, 2012

I am running a Intel Imac 2008 clean install SL then Lion upgrade, followed by Lion Server install.I have multiple home macs, and intnded the server as a way to monitor and restrict kids internet use.In short, it has changes/screwed up multiple programs, and complicated home sharing issues considerably. Mail on the server machine has permission problems (cannot send mail, unable to sign), Spotlight in mail is non-functioning, finder spotlight searches are inconsistent, etc.I want to revert to plain old Lion.

I have done disk utility/verify disk and verified/repaired permissions, and have 'fiddled' (i'm not an expert) in the keychain/certificates areas, but I think the best solution is a clean install of Lion. When I backup to TIme Machine, is there a way to pull a 'Lion' version of my disk image back, and just not upgrade to Server? I understand I can disable Server and turn off applications in Server, but it doesn't fix my buggy machine. My options are to back up my 250GB of music, 100GB of photos, 100GB of movies, etc on to external drives, and clean install and then reimport everything, but even that will probably mean I cant reinstall my single user licesnse of MS office, VMware fusion, etc that I didn't buy on the App store.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore From Backup On Time Machine?

Jun 24, 2012

I had an issue with my HD on my Macbook Air. The genius bar wiped my HD clean and re-installed LION. When I got home, I tried to restore the MB Air from my most recent backup. I keep getting the error "The backup cannot be opened."If this is a password protected backup, you may have entered an incorrect password or the backup may be damaged". 

I know that I must have entered the right PW since it let me in to the Backup drive. I am using a brand new macmini server with the G-technology 8TB G-Speed raid solution as my backup system. So right now I have a MacBook air that has NONE of my stuff on it and it won't let me restore it either

MacBook Air

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Mar 20, 2012

If I do a destructive recovery, can I restore only certain things from time machine backup, like itunes library, mail settings, browser favorites, and a few programs.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), new 21" I5 Imac

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Apr 5, 2012

If you can restore applications from a Time Machine backup? I know it can restore files and folders or the entire system, but, this MacBook was just updated to Lion and only needs the applications restored, not the system.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore From Time Machine Backup Fails?

Apr 9, 2012

I had a system instability issue and needed to restore my system from a Time Machine backup. 

I tired restoring from several backups of different dates, with OS X Version labeled 10.7.3 (11D50b). I did so by booting into Lion Recovery HD and following the menu. However, once the recovery finishes copying files to the boot HD and reboots, the computer got stuch forever on the screen with Apple logo with the spinning wheel. 

Luckily my backup still contained a backup from about two months ago with a different OS X Version, labeled 10.7.2 (11C74). Restoring from this backup completed successfully. 

At least I did not have to build the sytem from stratch, but I wonder why restoring the system from the latest backup did not work.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Newer Backup In Time Machine

Apr 25, 2012

I had the Lion up to date and I decided to restore an older backup I had made (Lion 10.7.2).

After hearing about Lion Recovery I held down command+r and was able to choose from a list of backups the one I wanted to recover.  

I then decided, nah I want to go back to my latest backup I previously had. I held down command+r and instead of Lion Recovery I get Internet Recovery. 

I get a spinning globe and a drop down with the wireless network the Time Capsule is on (the net is seperate to time capsule because Im using a usb modem).  

And the globe just spins.

And spins.

And spins. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Time Machine Backup And Get Recovery Partition?

May 11, 2012

I restored from a Time Machine backup and then setup boot camp (and removed that partition a while back) and now I don't have a recovery partition. (Can't enable File Vault and
bash-3.2# diskutil list /Volumes/Macintosh HD
0:GUID_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0
1:EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2:Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 87.4 GB disk0s2)

My new MacBook Pro didn't come with any CDs. Apparently I need the recovery partition to reinstall Lion from the internet. "Recovery HD offers on-disk recovery tools, allows you to restore from Time Machine backups, reinstall OS X Lion over the Internet..." The recommended solution from Apple seems to be reinstall with your OSX 10.6 CD (which I don't have) and then upgrade to Lion (which seems like a PITA). Info from : [URL]

What process should I follow to restore my recovery partition and apply the current state of the machine from a backup? (The process should not involve anything I don't have, like USB memory sticks, Lion CDs, etc....)Supplementary questions which are only relevant if the answer is "you can't" (which would seem to be a major bug!) Or is there a clever method to install a recovery partition onto an existing disk (which clearly has space for it)?

I have searched for it but all the results I found have either not mentioned that it works without reinstalling but look like it's needed, or do say "reinstall".If I install Lion to an external disk, can I boot from that and use the recovery disk assistant tool to restore the partition to my internal disk? (Which I assume I'll need to do to get FileVault to work)?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Hidden Ical Data From A Time Machine Backup?

Apr 4, 2012

How do i restore my hidden ical data from a Time Machine backup?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Restore Previous Time Machine Backup To New MBP With Retina Display

Jun 15, 2012

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and when asked to restore files from Time Machine during Setup Assistant, I receive the error "You can't restore this backup because it was created by a different model of mac." The machine that I had was a 2011 MacBook Pro 15" and I regularly backed up with Time Capsule using Time Machine.  

The most important thing for me is to transfer over all of my applications, my iPhoto and iTunes libraries, everything in my keychain, and all of my documents. The reason I'd prefer not to use Migration Assistant is because I don't want to do any of that manually, I'm just trying to find a simple solution that will restore to a previous snapshot with quick, easy steps. 

Time Capsule 802.11n (4th Gen), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mac Book Pro with Retina Display

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Time Machine Error 'Create New Backup'

May 23, 2012

After updating to Lion server, I moved my Drobo over and setup Time Machine

Many users are prompeted to reuse or create a new backup.

The problem is I log in with credentials of 'USER A', and on the dialog it lists another 'USER B', userb.sparsebundle as the file to reuse.  

I recently had a iMac hard drive die, and i tired to use the time machine on the server, with 'USER A' credentials, i got 4 listings and none of them were 'USER A' 

I check the drobo and 'USER A''s sparsebundle is there. I have tried changeing permissions to read the sparsebudle, but the bundle is a 250k file, not a diskimage of the files even.  

How do i resolve this problem of the wrong users coming up on "reuse or create new backup"? 

How do i access the lost sparsebundle that i cannot log into to get the files for the user that needs them?

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Restore Time Machine Backup Of Snow Leopard After Upgrading To Lion?

Feb 26, 2012

I upgraded to Lion and cannot access my Quicken files. I understand that I have to go back to Snow Leopard to export the Quicken files, but I don't see how to restore Snow Leopard from Time Machine. Or, how to boot up directly to the external drive?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: OSX Lion Restore From Time Capsule Backup

Mar 22, 2012

This morning my iMac acted up so I used Onyx to find out what's wrong and it said it needs to repair the disk.  

I then restarted, pressed cmd + R and tried to repair it but it said that I needed to back up files and would have to format the drive.  Ok, good thing I just backed up my computer before the imac acted up, so I formatted the drive sing Disk Utility and then proceeded to reinstall OS X Lion. 

Right now, it is still downloading stuff and have at least 5 hrs to go. 

My question is, what would be the next best course of action to take: 

Restore from latest TM backup? (will this be a good idea since the HD failed and cause the HD to fail again?) As much as possible, I want everything as it was before the crash. Or would it be better to start from scratch and reinstall everything? The only impt thing I want restored are my photos ( only backed up with TM).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 21.5"

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Intel Mac :: Restore An Individual Photo Or Event From My Time Machine Backup?

Jun 4, 2012

How can I restore an individual photo or event from my Time Machine backup? When looking at my backup, I can see the picture file. When I try to open it, it calculates the size of the library. It does not open. Nothing happens when I select 'open in iphoto.'

Info:iMac (20-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Identity Of The Backup Disk Has Changed On External HD Time Machine Backup

Apr 30, 2012

I have a external HD which has always worked fine under snow leopard. Since upgrading to lion I keep getting the following message The identity of the backup disk has changed since the previous backup.The disk may have been replaced or erased, or someone may be trying to trick your computer into backing up to the wrong disk. And after this the drive disappears from the desktop appearing agian only after restart. What can I do do rectify this? Delete and re-intialise the drive?

MacProQuad2.6 4gbRam, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Way To Make A Backup Of Time Machine Backup On A 2nd Hard Drive?

Mar 9, 2012

Is there a way to make a backup of your Time Machine backup on a 2nd hard drive? I want to be doubly sure that my data is backed up!Right now I get an error saying that the second hard drive isn't authorized to copy my Time Machine data from the original hard drive I have set up as my Time Machine.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Server Time Machine Vs Client Time Machine?

Jun 8, 2012

I have been running Time Machine on my iMac since I got it.  I installed server and now I notice that the server app has Time Machine as well but its turned off.  My oringinal Time Machine in system preferences seems to be running like it always has.  What is the difference between the two? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Backup Is Too Large For The Backup Disk?

Feb 10, 2012

my TM wil not back up! It states that this backup is too large for the backup disk. The back up disk requires 573.50 GB but only 225.23 GB are available. The TM needs work space on the backup disk, in addition to the space required to store backups. Upen TM perferences to select a LARGER backup disk or make the backup smaller by excluding file. 

Okay I;m sorry but obvioulsy I dont get this. I've never called Apple for help! I have every product they sell practically including Protection Plans I never used and no one will help me with this. My MAC is starting to have black or white screens and i can hear it running but it will not do anything so i have to reboot it, it screws up Enturage and then I have to rebuild that ( 5 times this year) anyway... I would like to back everything up- can I delete everything on the Time Capsule or Time Machine; god I dont even know what it is called Im so MAD... help if you can please. I'm going to have to take this to the genius people at the store and probably buy another computer but like before they will not save my files.

Mac OS X (10.7.3), time cap or Time Machine

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Apr 12, 2012

I need to restore my MBP contents from Time Capsule. Now I have done that once with (snow)Leopard using the DVD to boot from and then select the proper Time Machine copy.But now I have Lion, and that's a download. How do I do a complete restore from the latest verion of my Time Machine copy?The MBP can infact boot from it's HD, but there are some anomalies like a corrupted Finder window etc, so I'd like to restore the entire HD from scratch.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore From Time Machine To A Non-booting Mac HD

Feb 5, 2012

My Mac HD has been playing up for some time and today it finally decided to not work at all. This was after I had installed 10.7.3 yesterday. I booted from my OS Leopard CD and installed it on my second HD which is usually used for data storage.  I did try to restore the Mac HD from my Time Machine backup but I kept getting errors and the computer (MacPro early 2008 model - 6gb ram, 300gb HD)  kept rebooting.  

So the computer now boots from the second HD and I have repaired the Mac HD and verified it but it still will not boot.  How can I use Time Machine to restore the system to the now non-booting Mac HD?  When I try, it wants to do a backup of the new booting second HD which doesn't have all of my apps, docs etc (which are all on the Mac HD still).  

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Restore Calendars Using Time Machine

Mar 21, 2012

After reading several postings (especially url...) I thought to understand how to restore my Calendars from Time Machine after creating a big mess using iCloud..So far so good:

1. Open Finder and select Go > Library - using the Alt key- (so the folder "Calendars" is shown)

2. Enter Time Machine

3. Go to the date from which to restoreBut:

4. Then the Destination Window opens

So I try to find my way to, you might guess, Home > Library... can't be seen. It's hidden. And now the Go > (press Alt = ) Library is grayed out.So, how to make this work?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Time Machine, OS X Lion

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Sent Email From Time Machine?

Apr 18, 2012

long time Mac user (original 128 Mac!).  Somehow, not sure what I did, the sent folder in my POP email got checked to delete after one day.  My sent folder has emails dating back to 2004.  So, when I got up this morning, I opened mail, looked for a previously sent email and realized that only the ones sent yesterday existed.  I need to restore.  Fortunately, I have a time machine backup.  However, when I go to Time Machine, find the correct SENT folder and try to restore, it tells me I do not have access to the file. I am not panicking ..yet. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 19, 2012

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May 22, 2012

I have a MBP that is very heavily configured with lots of software. I want to upgrade to a Mac pro tower and keep my OSX and profile in tact. Can I perform an (upgrade) restore from my MBP to the new tower without any issues?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 24, 2012

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May 25, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore All Data From Time Machine?

May 27, 2012

I just trashed several thousand files by mistake. I have backup on TM. How can I Restore my computer to what it it had on the last good backup?I have 10.7.3 OS, but this was an app. I don't have a disk since Snow Leopard. Is there a way to go to a date & say restore all?

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Sep 2, 2014

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Feb 19, 2012

So by accident I deleted all my address contacts on my mac by accedeint. (I was trying to stop my Mac user account picture from changing all the time). I knew I had deleted them but didnt think anything of it. I came to text someone today and half my contacts have gone from my iPhone and my iPad . But i dont know how to get them back on to my address book via time machine.  

I have tried the simple going back to where the last backup was and hiting restore, but nothing happens. I can i get them off iCloud if timemachine wont work? or have i truly lost them?

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Feb 28, 2012

I've been using some external HD (4Tb) to backup both my Mac and some other external HD's.Now one of my external HD is not working and I can't restore the backup of that HD simply because that HD is not showing when I open the Time Machine Finder. Any ideas?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Contacts Won't Restore From Time Machine To IMac

Mar 25, 2012

I have lost my contacts. I can see them in TM, but they will not restore using the standard procedure. Restoring from iCloud is not an option.I understand that in Snow Leopard it was necessary to go to the following folder in Finder "/users/username/library/application support/address book. start address book " - and restore that folder in TM. However, that folder does not exist in Lion. How do I restore contacts using TM?

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