I upgraded to Lion recently. I noticed tonight that backups performed on Snow Leopard do not show in the Time Machine interface so I cannot restore from them. If I browse my backup volume I can see my backups exist right back to December 2009. How do I get Time Machine in Lion to recognize my old backups?


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Well, without doing anything apart from rebooting my Mac and my NAS drive the backups are now visible so I wasted 50 points on a bounty I didn't need. Oh well...

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    And here goes quote from IT Crowd: “Have you tried to turn it off and on again?” ;-)
    – iskra
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 20:18
  • Haha, well being in I.T. I tried that several times but to no avail. Maybe there's a specific number of times I needed to turn it off and on. ;o) Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 20:20
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    Actually yes, it's 3, "Threefold repetition"... Maybe you can award the points to someone and they can award them back; Then your points are not wasted as you put it.
    – l'L'l
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 20:40

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