The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.

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Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine

How does one restore OS X Server data from time machine on another server? I had a Mac mini with OS X Server (Mountain Lion). It had Time Machine backups and this weekend the server experienced a ...
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Cannot Upgrade jailbroken iPod touch 4.3.3 to iOS 6.1.2

I got a jailbroken iPod from a friend and I want to update to iOS 6 so I can restore my backed up data on it. I tried SHIFT + Restore / Upgrade to iOS 6 but the first error I got was this Figure 1 ...
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Having trouble deleting old Time Machine back-ups after a restore

Due to migrating several computers over time, my MacBook Pro was bogged down with lots (and lots!) of old apps, files, etc. that I wanted to get rid of. So, I backed up to Time Machine as usual, then ...
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Factory Settings to Speed Up Mac?

My iMac (2010, i3, 3.06 GHz, 4GB RAM) has been getting a little slower. My research shows memory can cause a slow performance, so I looked and most of the time, my RAM is allocated like this: . ...
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My OS X Mac Mini server crashed - How can I restore it?

I have a 2011 Mac Mini Server. It is the unibody model that has two hard drives and no optical drive. I got this second hand so I don't have anything other than the machine itself. The way I ...
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My iPhone 4S has been destroyed… can I backup from the cloud at a later time?

My iPhone 4s is giving me the option to set up as new phone or restore via iTunes or iCloud. I have pictures on my previous phone that is now destroyed. I am unable to maintain a stable wireless ...
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I've lost everything on my iphone4, how do I put my library back? Syncing doesn't work

First my phone said "No wi-fi" so I reset everything on the phone, the phone now has nothing on it & asked me to set it up again. I opted for 'restore from back-up' instead of 'new phone', now it ...
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Will I lose my game saves when I downgrade to iOS 4 from iOS 5?

I have just recently upgraded from iOS 4.3.5 to iOS 5.1.1 on my 3rd generation iPod touch, but it seems that my iPod is slower and a little unresponsive, so I want to downgrade back to 4.3.5. I want ...
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If my timemachine was done with lion, but my host is snow leopard, how will it restore?

What I want is for my Mac to go back to exactly as it was, which was with lion. Of course, there's no lion disk, so I've done a clean reinstall with snow leopard (new drive). Should I restore from a ...
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How to restore time machine backup to a new machine running a different version of the Mac OS?

The hard disk in my wife's iMac, which was running Leopard, just died. She has an up to date Time Machine backup. I want to restore the backup to her new MacBook Pro, which is running Lion. I ...
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Please help me recover my ringtones after an iPhone restore

I downloaded ringtones from iTunes a couple weeks ago. I don't think I ever synced my iPhone since, but I did have to reset my iPhone due to an application crash. When I got my iPhone restored from ...
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How can I keep restore for apps in Lion without having session restore when I log in?

I want to have my apps start with their previous state (windows/tabs/documents), but I do not want to have all the apps I was running before logging out/rebooting/shutting down restart automatically. ...
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My iPhone 4 running on 4.2.1 and I was wondering if I could restore the phone?

My iPhone 4 running on 4.2.1 and I was wondering if I could restore the phone to the same firmware by dowloading the original firmware and holding SHIFT in iTunes and clicking restore???
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How to convert iOS backup from 4.0 to 3.x

Is there a way to convert an iOS 4 backup to format that was used in iOS 3. I have an iPhone 3G and iOS 4 runs really slow on it. I have succesfuly downgraded the firmware back to 3.1.3 but now I ...
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On Yosemite how can I backup & clone a full disk or a partition to compressed DMG and restore it just like Ghost does? [closed]

If I have a bootable USB drive. How can I back up its data to DMG, so I can sent the DMG file to another person and let him use win32diskimager or the dd command to create a 1:1 clone USB Drive?
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Perform restore without update?

I want to restore my iPad to factory settings. Its an iPad 2,1 running iOS 8.1: However, when I connect to iTunes and click Restore iPad..., I get the message: I'm not interested in 8.1.3, which ...
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Disabled iPhone 4S after restore

iPhone 4S disabled after a number of passcode incorrect entries. I followed instructions to hook it up to an iTunes account etc and then to restore it to original settings. The screen that no ...
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unable to boot my iMac

Recently, I attempted to re-install Mac OS X Lion on my 2007 iMac computer (EMC 2133), but during the installation process it got interrupted. After rebooting it just displays a blank grey screen ...
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How to restore previous iPhone backups (not the latest one)

I messed up with my contacts a bit on iPhone 5 and then did not do the smartest thing — connected it to the computer and it backed up, erasing all previous contacts from the computer too. However, in ...
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iPhone crashes during restore

I have an iPhone 5s, bought 14 months ago (without Apple Care, so out of warranty). Background Information: Since I updated to iOS 8.1.1, my iPhone has been crashing infrequently, in: Blue screen, ...
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iphone 3gs not turning on

i tied resetting by holding both power and home button together tried to enter DFU mode, but nothing happening the phone getting hot when its plugged to a wall socket, but not that much hot when ...
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Do I need my Time Machine backup if I copied my home directory to an external drive?

MacBook running slow. I want to do a wipe, clean install (OS X Yosemite) and restore. I've copied my home directory to an external drive and could transfer it back after clean install. I'm also ...
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How to recover data from a mac that crash on login?

I have a mac book pro that is crashing everytime I logged in (with every users). The cause may be that my gf put so many pictures and video on the hard drive that it can't even start (from the restore ...
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One of the apps (and its data) doesn't restore from iCloud. How to fix?

I'm restoring iPad from iCloud (context) after factory reset, but the app I need to restore from iCloud doesn't show up as scheduled for install: App Store > Purchases shows an icon to download the ...
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Time Machine Restore Button Greyed Out For External Hard Drive

I guess I will give the short long story to whats going on. I recently brought my computer (Mid 2010 Macbook pro) in to the apple store cause its been crashing for some time. The first time around ...
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rm -rf /* recovery - restoring deleted files from unknown folders

I accidentally typed $ rm -rf /* (backslash was NOT intended). Fortunately it was without sudo and I aborted it quickly. Nonetheless, it removed a number of files. Most of things seems to work (it ...
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how do I get everything back to normal (partition issue)

Okay, so I've recently shifted to Mac from Windows. I was curious to check out what the Yosemite OS looked like, and hence I downloaded the beta and had it up and running. It was downloaded on the ...
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Ive an iPhone 5(GSM) Running on ios 7.0.3 i cant restore the itunes says that the IPSW is not compatible? [duplicate]

I've an iPhone 5(GSM) running on ios 7.0.3. I can't restore. iTunes says that the IPSW is not compatible?
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iPad 4 (A1460) seems bricked wont boot, restore or update

I got an iPad 4 (A1460) for repair and after a day of trying i cant get it boot. iTunes can only recognize it while on iTunes mode or DFU mode but restore it stuck in "Waiting for iPad" or "Restoring ...
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My Mac died and I can't access iPhoto on my external hard drive

My Mac died. When I connect my external hard drive to my laptop I can't access my iPhoto – it says iPhoto won't open because it's a machine backup. Any ideas?
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Is it safe to restore the ~/Library folder?

I have just replaced my magnetic hard drive with a new and fast SSD drive. I have placed the old drive in an external case, so all the files are available, and all the data was successfully ...
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Stuck in soft dfu mode

My iPod(4g iOS 6.1.6) is stuck in soft DFU mode because I quit out of redsn0w to early. Then I also used an app to exit recovery mode and now it's in soft DFU mode. I had to use the DFU IPSW in order ...
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How to save only the “configuration” of an iPod for later restore?

My iPod Classic 160GB is formatted "Windows" (presumably FAT32). I want to "Macintosh" format it (hfs+). Is there a way to save only the "configuration" of said iPod so I can more-easily restore it ...
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Restoring Whatsapp history doesn't work

I just got a new IPhone and downloaded Whatsapp. Every time I open Whatsapp, a message saying that the history is being restored from ICloud is displayed and a few seconds later a window pops up ...
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Restored phone without backing up first

I have never backed up my phone (stupid, I know) and just upgraded to iOS 7. Unfortunately something went wrong and it reset everything. It gave me options to set up as new phone or a previous back ...
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Does supervised device mode prevent restore on another computer in recovery mode?

I know this is a long post but please bear with me: I have an iPad Mini (A1429) / 7.0.6 which has been wiped, and set up as supervised and locked to my individual laptop with Apple Configurator 1.4.3 ...
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How to restore correct menu images?

I hate to post a screenshot, but I don't know how to describe this: Yep. That's Mail.app, and all of my other apps have similar behavior. It started after I installed this package. I've tried the ...
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OSX 10.9.1 - App windows restoring to wrong desktop

I have three desktops (plus dashboard) set up with Mission Control, with certain apps assigned to each desktop. If I minimise a window with Cmd+M in one desktop, then whilst focussed on another ...
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Can I move a volume from one computer to another in Time Machine?

I am slowly migrating from an older Mac Pro to a MacBook Air. Both machines are backed up to two different 2TB drives using Time Machine. Recently I decided that I wanted to make the extensive data I ...
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I got the new iPad Air for Christmas. Everything transferred seamlessly but one app. What now?

It was the game Tribez. The information was last backed up on my old iPad 2 11/18/13. I don't understand how all of my other apps were brought over perfectly, but this one. I have contacted their ...
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Can I restore my Time Machine copy from a restored external disk partition?

My external hard drive didn't recognize one of the partitions so I had to bring it to the support guys in order to restore the files if possible. They gave me back the hard disk with some of those ...
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How to fix my jailbroken iPhone 3G that won't connect to Wi-Fi and shows one bar of network?

My sister gave her iPhone 3G to me and I tried to reset everything but it's frozen on the Apple logo. Then I understood I must not reset a jailbroken iPhone. I Googled about it and I found information ...
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Tried to reset iPhone 4s but stuck on black screen with loading spinner

My phone fell down the stairs and went completely black. A friend of mine who fixes iPhones took it apart and found that the LCD plug had popped out in the fall so he put it back together and it was ...
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Restoring an 10.9 TM backup onto an iMac running 10.6.8

My original hard drive has failed. Would not go beyond grey screen. It is in course of being repaired with a new h.d. The Apple tech said the machine would be returned to me with mac o/s 10.6.8 ...
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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Time Machine from TC ko on MAvericks

Just installed mavericks, erasing the hard drive and installing it as brand new; then I wanted to restore my backup from Time machine (as I always did) but an error screen appears, saying "impossible ...
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Error 3194 (Run diagno - “Secure connection with itunes store failed”)

Actually i have a iPhone4 with iOS 6.1.3 and I want to update it with iOS 7.0 or restore the same iOS (6.1.3). But every time just after the "verify" iTunes throw an Error with error code 3194. And ...
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System Images with different Model Identifiers

I have been tasked with creating a default system image to use to both back up and use to deploy to new systems. After checking the stats on the 7 systems in question I've found that there are ...
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How do I get my iPod touch (1st gen) out of a recovery mode boot loop?

I restored my iPod touch 1G and when it rebooted after completing restore, it got stuck showing the iTunes logo. I tried two different methods of exiting the recovery mode as explained at How To Fix ...
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Timemachine encryption restore/backup?

I'm trying to automate the creation of an encrypted sparsebundle and configure backup for a 10.7 machine using a TimeCapsule. I've created the script below http://pastebin.com/D2nQk1j1 #!/bin/bash ...