I'm trying to restore all my content. On boot I press & hold Cmd ⌘ R .
This takes me to the Internet Recovery option, yet I want to restore from my Time Machine backup.

What could be the problem?

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If the drive is completely empty & doesn't even have a recovery partition, then the Mac will automatically go to Internet Recovery if you hold Cmd ⌘ R at boot.

To prevent this, hold the Opt ⌥ key at the chimes & choose your Time Machine volume to boot from. You should then find the option to Restore from Time Machine Backup.

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