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Hi,

I am having trouble restoring a case-sensitive Time Machine backup. The problem apparently occurs because:

- TM restores my system to a case-insensitive filesystem (HFS+), while my original system and its TM backup are on case-sensitive filesystems (HFSX).

- My system has one directory which contains, amongst others, SSL.3ssl.gz and ssl.3ssl.gz (note the case difference).

When trying to restore the second file (ssl.3ssl.gz), the TM restore process (started from the install DVD) exits with an error.

This happens with the install DVDs of MacOS X 10.6.0 and MacOS X 10.6.3.

The files that caused problems for me are in /usr/share/man/man3:

HMAC.3ssl.gz
MD5.3ssl.gz
MDC2.3ssl.gz
PEM.3ssl.gz
RC4.3ssl.gz
SHA.3ssl.gz
SSL.3ssl.gz
hmac.3ssl.gz
md5.3ssl.gz
mdc2.3ssl.gz
pem.3ssl.gz
rc4.3ssl.gz
sha.3ssl.gz
ssl.3ssl.gz

I unfortunately don't have the logs anymore. When the TM restore process stops, it opens a log window. This window doesn't say much. Going to the Console app gave more details on what happened, which allowed me to see which file was causing a problem.

I removed the uppercase files (HMAC.3ssl.gz, etc.) from my system & TM backup. Restoring then works, except that the restore system is again on a case-insensitive FS.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
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