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Time Machine not showing Latest backup in Restore.

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  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:01 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Finder Shows:

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 6.48.09 PM.png

     

    MA shows the icon only; no words under it or anything.  I'll send screen shot next ...

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 7.03.03 PM.png

    I press continue, enter the password, get brought back to this screen, press continue again, and then only get my wife's backup to choose from.

    No apps are open and no disk images are mounted upon my opening MA.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    That's Icon View.  It doesn't show the contents of the folder(s).  Actually, it's not showing the "Data" folder at all. -- there should be one folder representing the TC's internal HD, like this:

     

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 7.10.26 PM.png

    Inside the Data "folder" should be the sparse bundles.

     

    Very strange.  Try Column View.

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:21 PM (in response to Pondini)

    I hope I'm understanding you correctly...

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 7.15.31 PM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 7.20.23 PM.png

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    I'm still not sure how you're getting that display (perhaps you've renamed the "Data" folder to "... Family Time Capsule," but in any event, it does show both sparse bundles properly.

     

    And you can open your sparse bundle. 

     

    The spinning icon under DEVICES in the sidebar means Time Machine is doing a backup.  That's a problem:  Migration Assistant automatically uses the most recent completed backup.

     

    So, turn Time Machine OFF and cancel the backup. 

     

    If the backup has completed, you may have to re-mount the disk image (double-click the sparse bundle). The new backup will be date-stamped after the 9:23 one you want (per the second sample), so delete the new one.  If the backup didn't complete, it will still have ".inProgress" in the name and Migration Assistant will ignore it, so you don't have to delete it.

     

    Try Migration Assistant one more time.  If it doesn't find your backups, they may be damaged.  See if you can repair them, per #A5 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.

     


  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to Pondini)

    No new backup was made; still showing January 13 as the last one (when I right-click the TM clock)

     

    Verifying now ...

    This is what I see when I enter DU.  I have no option to repair .sparsebundle, only the subfolder, 'Time Machine Backups.'  Should I repair 'TMB' then?

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 8.11.23 PM.png

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    PaulMeuller wrote:

     

    No new backup was made; still showing January 13 as the last one (when I right-click the TM clock)

    Just be sure the 9:23 am backup folder is the last completed one.

     

     

    This is what I see when I enter DU.  I have no option to repair .sparsebundle, only the subfolder, 'Time Machine Backups.'  Should I repair 'TMB' then?

     

    Did you try Verify Backups by holding Alt/Option and selecting the TM icon in your menubar?  If not, try that.

     

    If that's not available, yes, use Disk Utiilty.  Repair Disk isn't enabled for the sparse bundle if the disk image is already mounted (why, I have no idea). You should be able to repair it by selecting either one.

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:52 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Ok, I verified and there were no messages of anything that followed so I presume it went ok.

    I ejected all backup/TM-related images from desktop.

    TM is set to off.

    I ran MA:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 8.48.44 PM.png

    All I want is for DU or MA to see the backup I made on 1/13/13 so I can restore the files and settings.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    PaulMeuller wrote:

     

    Ok, I verified and there were no messages of anything that followed so I presume it went ok.

    Did you display the log messages, per the tan box in #A5?

     

    EDIT:  and please follow the instructions in the message you got.  Be sure the sparse bundle is not mounted elsewhere.  See #C12 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting if necessary.

     

    Message was edited by: Pondini

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Oh, I understood you to say that I didn't need to use DU if VB went ok...

    I'll use DU to repair my backup sparse bundle and then proceed to #C12 if necessary.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    PaulMeuller wrote:

     

    Oh, I understood you to say that I didn't need to use DU if VB went ok...

    Correct -- sorry, I thought you meant you'd used DU but didn't see any messages. 

     

    I'll use DU to repair my backup sparse bundle

    Don't bother -- if the Verify had failed, you'd have gotten a message.

     

    and then proceed to #C12 if necessary.

    Just do that.  Be sure the sparse bundle is ejected.  Double-check the other Mac, too.

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 7:13 PM (in response to Pondini)

    DId c12 up to removing/replacing in TMP.  Got this far (which I haven't been able to so far) and I am wondering, should I Restore (presuming it'll work)?Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 10.07.05 PM.png

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    PaulMeuller wrote:

     

    DId c12 up to removing/replacing in TMP. 

    Huh?  Not sure what you mean by that -- what is TMP?

     

    Are you sure you're in #C12?  It shows how to eject the disk images, and if that doesn't work, how to use Airport Utility to Disconnect all users.

     

     

    Got this far (which I haven't been able to so far) and I am wondering, should I Restore (presuming it'll work)?

    No.  That would copy the entire sparse bundle (your backups) onto your internal HD (first erasing what's already there).  But since you're running from it, it won't erase it.

  • PaulMeuller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 7:26 PM (in response to Pondini)

    TMP = Time Machine Preferences.

     

    I C12'd and disconnected all users and shut down other devices connected to the network.

    I then went to Restore in disk utility.  I meant to go to migration assistant - oops.

    Stand by ...

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    PaulMeuller wrote:

     

    TMP = Time Machine Preferences.

    Oh, ok, I should have figured that out.  But what are you removing or replacing there?  Leave TM off.

     

     

    I C12'd and disconnected all users and shut down other devices connected to the network.

    I then went to Restore in disk utility.  I meant to go to migration assistant - oops.

    Stand by ...

    I think we're both getting a bit punchy . . . 

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