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Born in Cape Town, South Africa, now living in San Francisco, CA.


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comment How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?
I believe this should be the answer since I always use it on my servers.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
It turns out that you can only restore a Time Machine backup on the same machine that made the backup. It will not restore a backup to a new physical machine even if the hardware is of the same kind. You have to use the Migration assistant. The root of the problem is that the latter doesn't migrate server data. I have escalated it to Apple, but don't expect it to be addressed soon.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
@jaume I appreciate the answer and made the remark after carefully rereading the article and trying variations of it. There is nothing wrong with the answer per se, other than in my opinion, a link would have sufficed and why you think it may solve my problem.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
I'd rather have someone who has experience answering the question (not to take anything away from jaume). After all, shouldn't we post a question here after doing our own research? The link provided is #2 on google and yes, I did try it amongst several other steps (including running ServerBackup). The danger with these types of answers are that folks would post any question, even if the answer is self-evident. On stackoverflow its seems to be expected that you do some research before asking the question. If the answer is #2 on Google, chances are you'll be down voted.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
I guess its different than stackoverflow. My mistake. When we answer programming questions (which I have done a bit), a link is sufficient and a remark as to why it may answer the question is in order. After all, the information at the link can be revised, while its unlikely the answer will be revised.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
BTW. Its best just to link to the page and describe why you think it may be the answer, rather than copying it here.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
I'm afraid that these steps do not work when the new mac mini model is vastly different. Some preferences are restored, but none of the users, mail, postgres data...
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
Do take into account that the Server app adds additional steps to restore PostgreSQL etc when restoring from Time Machine.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
Unfortunately, the Migration Assistant ignores around 10GB of server data. So mail, calendar, contacts etc isn't being restored.
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comment Restoring OS X Server Data from Time Machine
No, I simply booted from a recovery disk and selected to restore from a Time Machine backup.
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