4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2009 11:02 AM by rtakayasu
rtakayasu Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
Hi,

I apologize in advance if this has been asked and answered before.

1) Is there a Terminal command line which restores a partition using Timeline backups?

2) In SnowLeopard (upgraded from Leopard), can I continue to use the same Time Machine backup that I started in Leopard? If so, can I restore back and forth between Leopard and SnowLeopard?


Thanks in advance,
-Takayasu

Macintosh 128K, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    rtakayasu wrote:
    1) Is there a Terminal command line which restores a partition using Timeline backups?


    Someone else will have to answer that question. Why do you think that would be more useful than a GUI solution?

    2) In SnowLeopard (upgraded from Leopard), can I continue to use the same Time Machine backup that I started in Leopard?


    Item B5 of this Time Machine troubleshooting document states that you can.

    If so, can I restore back and forth between Leopard and SnowLeopard?


    I'm not sure what you mean by that. There should be no obvious boundary between the files backed up from Leopard and those backed up from Snow Leopard.
  • rtakayasu Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Thanks William,

    William Boyd, Jr. wrote:
    rtakayasu wrote:
    1) Is there a Terminal command line which restores a partition using Timeline backups?


    Someone else will have to answer that question. Why do you think that would be more useful than a GUI solution?


    Restoring 20-machine daily with command line (shell script) is much easier than using the GUI. I can always use the asr command; but I rather use the Time Machine.


    2) In SnowLeopard (upgraded from Leopard), can I continue to use the same Time Machine backup that I started in Leopard?


    Item B5 of this Time Machine troubleshooting document states that you can.

    If so, can I restore back and forth between Leopard and SnowLeopard?


    I'm not sure what you mean by that. There should be no obvious boundary between the files backed up from Leopard and those backed up from Snow Leopard.


    Thanks for the reference. Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. Here's one example. When I upgraded from Leopard to SnowLeopard, some files did not migrate. Can I restore those missing files in SnowLeopard from Leopard Time Machine backup?

    I'll give this a try tomorrow and report back.


    -Takayasu
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,515 points)
    rtakayasu wrote:
    William Boyd, Jr. wrote:
    rtakayasu wrote:
    1) Is there a Terminal command line which restores a partition using Timeline backups?


    Someone else will have to answer that question. Why do you think that would be more useful than a GUI solution?


    Restoring 20-machine daily with command line (shell script) is much easier than using the GUI. I can always use the asr command; but I rather use the Time Machine.


    I did a little sniffing in Terminal but didn't find anything with "time" in the name.

    Thanks for the reference. Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. Here's one example. When I upgraded from Leopard to SnowLeopard, some files did not migrate. Can I restore those missing files in SnowLeopard from Leopard Time Machine backup?


    If those missing files were backed up by Time Machine in Leopard you should be able to restore them from Snow Leopard with TIme Machine.
  • rtakayasu Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I was able to restore the files that were not migrated during the 10.6 upgrade using the Time Machine. And all my Final Cut Studio applications are up and running again.


    -Takayasu