Skip navigation

Time Machine not showing Latest backup in Restore.

6524 Views 97 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 9:43 AM by Pondini RSS
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)

    Heider Sati wrote:

    . . .

    Based on what I've seen the TC isn't the culprit here, it's the software on Mac failing to decrypt with recovery mode.

    Sorry to be so long responding -- had thunderstorms and the cable/internet/phone were out until a few minutes ago.

     

    That's very strange.  I've tested it (not to the TC's internal HD, but to a USB drive connected to it), with no trouble, and haven't seen any similar problems posted here.  I suspect the majority of folks don't use encryption over a network (that's a new feature with Mountain Lion), but if it were a general problem, there would have been some reports.

     

    I'll try to get a chance tomorrow to set up another test, and post back with the results.

  • Heider Sati Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 19, 2013 10:55 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Hi Pondini

     

    I was hyper active yesterday my last post was at 1am and now I am rushing to be at the office, so, don't worry about me waiting, I was sleeping after I posted that last night.

     

    It would be great to see your findings. But, in the mean time, please mark this as your lowest priority as I solved my problem, I think it's more worrying to go through the Thunderstomrs and be safe than just a piece of tin...

     

    Good luck Pondini, I hope you and your family are all safe.

     

    Kind Regards

    Heider

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

    Just tried it, and it worked fine for me. 

     

    I do a lot of testing, but don't think I'd tried the combination of encrypted, TC set up with Secure Shared Disks with Accounts, and a full restore in a while, so that's what I did.

     

    As far as I can tell, it's exactly what you did:

     

    Set TC Disks to Secure Shared Disks with accounts

    Created one account with Read and Write access

    Selected it as backup destination; checked Encrypt backups, created encryption password

    Did initial backup, then one incremental

    Powered off, restarted in Recovery mode

    Selected Restore From Time Machine Backup

    Selected the TC

    Entered the Account Password

    Then the Encryption Password

    Got the window showing both Backup Dates & Times on the left, OSX versions on the right

    Selected the first one

    Then the next window appeared to select the restore destination

     

    I didn't continue to do the actual restore, but clearly the backups were recognized and it would have worked.

     

    It shouldn't matter, but just to confirm, what version of OSX are you on, and what version of firmware is on your TC? 

  • Heider Sati Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 20, 2013 10:26 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Good morning Pondini

     

    Thank you very much for your efforts on this, I don't know why you are seeing the database correctly whilst mine is not working as expected (as per earlier video).

     

    My versions you asked are as follows:

     

    1) MacBooKPro 13" (Mid2012) OSX Latest (with updates and all), version 10.8.3, (12D78) Processor 2.9GHz Mem: 8GB

    2) TimeCapsule: 2TB Capsule Version 7.6.3 (Also Latest)

     

    Both items were bought just about 2-3 months ago brand new.


    Please confirm if the hardware you tested is same to mine, I wouldn't be surprised if it worked because it's an older hardware etc (seen it before).


    Anyhow Pondini, I will no longer be able to spend much time on this anymore as I must meet a deadline that's takine me day and night to finish, and this MAC is only for my Mrs' to use for now.

     

    Thanks again for all the help.

     

    Best Regards

    Heider

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

    Heider Sati wrote:

    . . .

    Please confirm if the hardware you tested is same to mine, I wouldn't be surprised if it worked because it's an older hardware etc (seen it before).

    Not the same, but it shouldn't matter.  The software/firmware is the thing.  Yes, some apps & system functions may work differently on older hardware, but I've never seen a difference with Time Machine.

     

    I'm on a 2009 iMac, 10.8, and a 1 TB 3rd generation Time Capsule with 7.6.3.  

     

    Very strange. 

     

    Anyhow Pondini, I will no longer be able to spend much time on this anymore as I must meet a deadline that's takine me day and night to finish, and this MAC is only for my Mrs' to use for now.

     

    Thanks again for all the help.

    You're quite welcome -- just wish we'd come up with an answer. 

  • Heider Sati Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    May 21, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Thanks Pondini,

     

    As I mentioned earlier, I've done my backup on another device that I trust more when things go wrong.

     

    I'm keeping the TC (believe it or not, have no time to even go out and refund it !!!)... I'm keeping it for file-system to revert back into when there is a problem.

     

    Thanks again mate, I'm sure we'll talk later.

     

    Kind Regards

    Heider

  • Heider Sati Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Pondini,

     

    Just a quick update on this, I've downloaded the latest Apple updates including the Firmware last week and the 6.3 AirPort utility this morning.

     

    It seems that with this latest download (not sure which one of them though), the issue is fixed now. I can confirm now that I can see the updates and restore items listed properly on my restore window with the Recovery option.

     

    This should make our life easier as we go along.

     

    Thanks & Regards

    Heider

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

    No idea why that fixed it, but maybe just resetting the TC with the firmware did it. 

     

    Glad it's sorted out, anyhow! 

1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.