Yes I restored an (empty) map in the same map "pictures".
I didnot think of that! It certainly limits the options.
I forgot to mention that the back up is stored outside the iMac on in a QNAP 219T NAS, which has Time Machine facilities (mainly configuration of disk space)
I have set all authorizations "unlimited". I donot know wether this invludes the .backupdb-files.
However I configured TM on the iMac of course. Then I've tried again to restore.
The crazy thing is that now the file does not exist on the iMac it is slowly fasing (or fading) out. So I've switched of the TM, which is of course also a desirable thing.
I've tried to locate the .backupdb-file on the QNAP but sofar without succes. It would give me an opoortunity to change R/W-rughts and make an indepenant copy.
Google showed that I'm not the only one suffering from this phenomena.
Anyway, you made me thinking about restoring other files which seems to be possible.
It must be in the NAS.
some one suggeste Pondini's site about TM to me. I'm going to have a look ther as well.
I'll keep you posted. Thanks anyway. Any advice is welcome of course.
bst rgds Roelf
When trying to restore iPhoto Library, I get an error message (in native language dutch) stating that I, as a user, donot have rights to restore.
See #E9 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.
EDIT: I typed "E10" by mistake -- start with E9.
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thank you for your suggestion. Others have me directed to your site as well.
I'm now aaplying #E10. First option didnot work. Now I'm compressing the file which is over 100Gb big!
In the mean time QNAP is researching the cause as well. I'm inclined to think that is a storage handling problem.
I'll let you know the outcome.
bst rgds Roelf
I'm happy to say that the Pondini suggestion #E9 option 2 (not option 1!) on TM worked out!
It is quite a cumbersome task compressing 106Gb and than unpacking it.
iPhoto had to correct inconsistencies but finally I had my 52K photo's back on screen.
Ofcourse it is a silly thing that restoring has to be perfomed in this way. What are back ups usefull for then?
I'll take this up with QNAP and let you know.
Apart from Pondini, I'm especially very gratefull to Linc and BDAqua!
bst rgds Roelf van Dam
I'm happy to say that the Pondini suggestion #E9 option 2 on TM worked out!
Ofcourse it is a silly thing that restroing has to be perfomed this way. What are back ups for then? I'll take this up with QNAP and let you know.
This doesn't appear to be a QNAP problem -- it may have to do with the permissions on your Mac, especially if you've upgraded and/or migrated from an earlier version of OSX.
See the blue box in #E10 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting. Since the iPhoto Library is a "package," though, you can't fix it by changing the permissions on it. But the procedure in the red paragraph should fix it for future backups.