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"an error occurred while restoring from the backup."

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Neil2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 2, 2013 2:02 PM

I had a kernal panic (due to faulty ram) that caused damage to my hard drive that Disk Utility couldn't repair. I have to restore from my Time Machine backup. 

 

It lets me start to restore, but when I get about 1% of the way done, I get the message ""an error occurred while restoring from the backup," and then I have to restart the iMac and try to restore again, but the same thing happens.  I have tried older backups with the same result.  I also have a second TM drive, but for some reason TM wont even see it.  That is a seperate problem. 

 

Anyway, it looks like I have a corrupt file somewhere that prevents the TM restore.  I don't know how to restore one folder at a time. 

 


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,920 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to Neil2)

    You might want to check these articles:

     

    Time Machine Troubleshooting


     

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Apr 2, 2013 5:12 PM (in response to Neil2)

    Instead of doing a full-system restore, erase the volume, then install OS X. When you reboot, you'll be prompted to transfer your data from a Time Machine backup. Do that.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Neil2)

    You can choose to restore any or all of user data, settings, applications, and "other files," which means everything else except system files. I suggest you try to restore everything and see what happens. You won't be restoring system files because you'll already have replaced those.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to Neil2)

    You didn't erase the volume first.

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