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Sambal-oelek Calculating status...
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Jan 3, 2013 4:49 AM

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. This is very strange as:

1) it is yesterdays 1:1 copy of this computer (an Imac) on the right TM,

2) I am the right user (and owner) and

3) the rights of the TM copy are properly set R/W.

 

Furthermore: I cannot reset  the file rights on the TM. I cannot copy directly from TM to another Finder map (nor dragging nor copying). I cannot doublle click the TM file, while iPhoto starts loading but warns that the file is not the Main Library (which is true) and doesnot proceed to upload.

 

It seems that back-up files are locked for some time. At least at OSX Lion both option and time could be selected by the user. Mountain Lion however doesnot have this option. Recommended changes using app BatChmod, is too risky to my liking.

 

How do I restore iPhoto Libary?

 

Please help!

bst rgds Roelf

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Time Machine restore
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,110 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to Sambal-oelek)

    Can you restore any files from TM?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,110 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Sambal-oelek)

    Backing up with Time Machine to a third-party NAS is not supported by Apple, and in my opinion, is unsafe.

     

    Can you open the iPhoto library in your home folder?

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jan 3, 2013 5:04 PM (in response to Sambal-oelek)

    Sambal-oelek wrote:

     

    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.

     

    Message was edited by: Pondini

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to Sambal-oelek)

    Sambal-oelek wrote:

     

    Dear All,

     

    I'm happy to say that the Pondini suggestion #E9 option 2 on TM worked out!

    Yay! 

     

    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.

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