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Sparsebundle corrupt but can see its contents? TimeMachine restore not working... : (

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Nov 13, 2012 3:19 PM

Hi - this may be old hat, but I didn't see this specific case covered in prior threads:

 

- My (friend's) TimeMachine backup sparsebundle is corrupt (or at least, not mountable)

   -- Meaning that when I try to use DiskUtility to repair the disk, no go

   -- fsck_hfs doesn't work

- Finder tells me the Macintosh.sparsebundle is about 43GB

- I can still see the bundle's content through OSX command line (see below)

- The sparsebundles are outside of the Backups.backupdb folder (see below)

- I can cat all of the files inside the sparsebundle (although I haven't checked all of the band files... not sure if that would error on a corrupt band file, anyway)

 

Some background:

- The original TimeMachine files were created on a NAS

- We're now accessing the files on a USB-attached device

- The original machine - a MacBook Air - was running Lion OSX Server (don't ask...)

- Said MBA was stolen & is not available

- So.... this is a perfect storm of events - any help is much appreciated.

 

Wondering if there's any way to create a sparsebundle volume & then copy all of these files that I can see to the new sparsebundle volume.

I have yet to try any Mac-specific recovery tools.

 

Here is some possibly relevant terminal info:

 

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$ ls -la

total 32

drwxr-xr-x  12 jeffme  staff    476 Nov  7 18:20 .

drwxr-xr-x   7 jeffme  staff    272 Nov 13 13:03 ..

drwxr-xr-x   2 jeffme  staff    408 Nov  7 13:35 .AppleDB

drwxr-xr-x   2 jeffme  staff    102 Nov  7 13:35 .AppleDesktop

drwxr-xr-x   2 jeffme  staff    170 Nov  7 13:35 .AppleDouble

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff  12292 Nov  2 18:13 .DS_Store

drwxr-xr-x   4 jeffme  staff    136 Nov  7 18:20 .TemporaryItems

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff      0 Sep 10 20:29 .backup

drwxr-xr-x   3 jeffme  staff    102 Nov  7 17:23 Backups.backupdb

drwxr-xr-x   4 jeffme  staff    204 Nov  7 18:20 Desktop

drwxr-xr-x   4 jeffme  staff    374 Nov  7 17:23 Macintosh.sparsebundle

drwxr-xr-x   3 jeffme  staff    102 Nov  7 18:20 Network Trash Folder

drwxr-xr-x   3 jeffme  staff    102 Nov  7 13:35 Temporary Items

drwxr-xr-x   4 jeffme  staff    238 Nov  7 17:23 lori’s MacBook Air.tmp.sparsebundle

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$ ls -la Macintosh.sparsebundle/

total 56

drwxr-xr-x   4 jeffme  staff     374 Nov  7 17:23 .

drwxr-xr-x  12 jeffme  staff     476 Nov  7 18:20 ..

drwxr-xr-x   2 jeffme  staff     340 Nov  7 13:35 .AppleDouble

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff     500 Oct  9 15:51 Info.bckup

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff     500 Oct  9 15:51 Info.plist

drwxr-xr-x   2 jeffme  staff  352512 Nov  7 17:23 bands

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff     445 Nov  1 17:23 com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID.bckup

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff     445 Nov  1 17:23 com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID.plist

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff    1512 Nov  1 16:32 com.apple.TimeMachine.Results.plist

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff    7002 Nov  1 16:32 com.apple.TimeMachine.SnapshotHistory.plist

-rwxr-xr-x   1 jeffme  staff       0 Oct  9 15:51 token

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$ hdiutil attach -noverify -nomount Macintosh.sparsebundle/

/dev/disk2                                                  

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$ mount /dev/disk2

mount: /dev/disk2: unknown special file or file system.

Jeffs-MacBook-Pro:TimeMachine jeffme$ diskutil info /dev/disk2

   Device Identifier:        disk2

   Device Node:              /dev/disk2

   Part of Whole:            disk2

   Device / Media Name:      Apple sparse bundle disk image Media

 

   Volume Name:              Not applicable (no file system)

 

   Mounted:                  Not applicable (no file system)

 

   File System:              None

 

   Content (IOContent):      None

   OS Can Be Installed:      No

   Media Type:               Generic

   Protocol:                 Disk Image

   SMART Status:             Not Supported

 

   Total Size:               2.0 TB (1987941040128 Bytes) (exactly 3882697344 512-Byte-Blocks)

   Volume Free Space:        Not applicable (no file system)

   Device Block Size:        512 Bytes

 

   Read-Only Media:          No

   Read-Only Volume:         Not applicable (no file system)

   Ejectable:                Yes

 

   Whole:                    Yes

   Internal:                 No

   OS 9 Drivers:             No

   Low Level Format:         Not supported

 

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

- Jeff

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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