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Prerequisites: – admin account & password – AFP-share & server IP-address Boot the Computer into recovery mode. Open Terminal in the Utilities menu At the prompt enter: cd /Volumes Create a sub-directory in Volumes as a mount point for your time machine share: mkdir TimeMachine Enter cd TimeMachine Enter pwd. pwd should show /Volumes/TimeMachine ...


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While the backup is running, detailed information gan be gained by tmutil status which should return something like this: Backup session status: { BackupPhase = Copying; ClientID = "com.apple.backupd"; DateOfStateChange = "2014-12-18 14:14:21 +0000"; DestinationID = "B4AF88-5AD5-49BE-B254-650B44E20499"; DestinationMountPoint = ...


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If you haven't set up the new machine yet, you can do this by connecting your Time Machine drive before booting. (If the backup is on a Time Capsule, it will search for backups on it.) During the setup of the new machine, you'll be presented with the option of migrating your setup from the Time Machine backup. If you've already configured the new Mac, use ...


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To be able to view invisible files… Open Applescript Editor, in Applications > Utilities then copy/paste this to a new script... tell application "System Events" set hiddenFilesDisplayStatus to do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles" set hiddenFilesNewDisplayStatus to "NO" if ...


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http://pondini.org has massive amounts of info on troubleshooting Time Machine. In particular, "Reconnecting" to your backups may answer your question.


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If you look on that Time Machine drive you should see a top-level folder named Backups.backupdb. If you open that folder you will see a machine name folder, inside that a series of dated folders representing individual backup instances. Inside each of those you will find "Macintosh HD" or whatever your hard disk used to be called. In there, find your files! ...


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Your account has to have the same username as the pre-wipe account. Make a new account with the pre-wipe account's username, and you should be able to get your files without needing to authenticate every time! (Thanks to 0942v8653 for saying that you only need the username. If it still doesn't work, try making the password the same too.)


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The comments about encryption pointed me in the right direction. Can you reinstall OS X on a FileVault 2-encrypted drive? has the answer; you need to erase the drive first, and you need to do it from a terminal. Use diskutil cs list to get the UUID of the Logical Volume Group. It's the first listed: CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found) | ...


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If you have a 3tb drive would you not partition it? 1tb would be HUGE for OS and apps, I can't imagine the number of apps you'd need to fill that much space. Do remember though, that you'd still need to backup your data (SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner are sometimes more useful for data backup). As you have a MacPro then dropping a new, smaller boot drive ...


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The Time Machine backups became disassociated with the new drive because of the change to the UUID of the new drive. With a little usage of tmutil in Terminal following the directions here, you can rebuild the association of the Time Machine backups to the new drive.


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Not everything makes perfect sense, but I believe this set of instructions will help you along. Review the entire articles below: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18872 - for the erase and reinstall http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 - for setting up backups once the restore is complete Outline of the process: make sure the backup is safe and ...


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There is likely a corrupt preferences or other file in the user's ~/Library folder. Honestly your best bet is to create another users folder for that person, copy their files over and set up Mail, Messages, Safari and the like from scratch. Once you have a working profile you can slowly migrate other things from the old to the new user folder (old Mail ...


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Recovery mode needs a netboot server (like OS X server app) to serve up that image. You could set one up or you could copy the backup instance to a USB drive and connect it locally. For netboot, I'd recommend deploy studio as your go to solution in terms of ease of use and robustness of the solution. Also, if you just need user files and applications, you ...


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Time Machine will be able to restore all files. Depending on what you want to restore, you may restore the whole partition or only single files or folders. Setting up Time Machine you may choose which folders or files to exclude from the backup. Here is an example of the Time Machine UI: You may navigate with the Time Machine.app in your Time Machine ...


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Don’t attempt to merge them. All that will do is corrupt the MBP backup, which is the only one that matters. There’s no use in keeping the old one. It’s just redundant. Think of it as a useless block of data that’s just clogging up disk space. Time machine is only deleting the MBP backups because those are the only backups it recognizes as Time Machine ...


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You can still access data from "dee's backup" by selecting "Browse Other Time Machine Disks" from Time Machine's Dock menu. (Right click or click-and-hold on TM's icon in the Dock.) TM is holding onto both sets of data because even though YOU know you copied all the data from the old machine to the new, all TM knows is that a bunch of data just showed up on ...



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