8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2012 9:49 PM by ds store
HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1
expertise.macosx
Mac OS X

     Hi

I am trying to restore my info using time machine. I am switching from a Core duo with an 80 GB HD to a Core 2 duo with a 320 GB HD. When I use Migration I get my apps but I do not get my mail, photos or itunes. if I try to access my time machine backups to tranfer manually I get a message saying "Peparing to copy" and the number of items being prepared just keeps going up! I mean like 10,000 to 40,000+ items!      Its obviouslly trying to tranfer everything on the external HD

     Does anyone know why I am not getting all my info with migration or why I can't just copy one small folder with out dumping the whole contents of the Ext. HD into one folder. I'm obviouslly doing something major wrong.

     I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure this out! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

          Ron


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by ds store on Apr 14, 2012 9:49 PM Helpful

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    See Pondini's TM FAQs for starters.

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Thanks. I'm trying it now

     

         Ron

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

         Thanks for trying. I still have the same problem. If I try restore. I get an error saying it can't restore to a different computer. If I install Snow Leopard (Same version) and then use Migration, it does not copy my iTunes, photos or mail.

    If I try to transfer my iTunes, photos or mail it tries to transfer my whole ext. drive to the folder. (see original post)

        Does anyone else have any idea where I'm going wrong.

     

          On

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    `Maybe I'm asking the wrong question. Maybe I should be asking if anyone knows of a backup program that works better and is a little easier to use.

         I don't tend to erase things accidentally. I usually need a bacjup program when a hard drive or computer goes belly up, or I upgrade to a faster or newer computer. It's not like I'm trying to jump up a couple of version of computer. I'm not even trying to change OS ! I'm just going from a Core Dou to a Core 2 Dou. That's what? 1 yaer differance. A backup program that won't let me restore to a different computer, even when using the same OS is of limited value. Hopefully someone addressed this problem and wrote some better software.

          Has anyone got any suggestion in that area?

          I'm about ready to just take the loss of my email and import my itunes and reload all of my photos. It just seem like such a monumental waste of time.

         I was really hoping that when I left PC's and Windows behind, that I also left this kind of trouble behind. I guess that was asking too much.

  • HMBGENO Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

         Sorry. I should check my spelling, It's been a long day That should be DUO      Oh Well!

     

              Ron

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    When you get a stable system again, think about making bootable clones.

     

     

    You can hold the option key and boot from them and use the computer like before

     

    You can use them to access data on a non-booting internal drive

     

    You can use them to repair the internal drive

     

    You can erase and reverse clone, run data recovery software and anything else just about.

     

    You can even clone the clone to another computer of the same make/model/year

     

    You can access the data on a clone directly, from any computer (Mac, Linux or Windows) that can read the HFS+ format (Windows needs MacDrive installed)

     

    Your data is not trapped, you can copy it and do anything just like any other drive, except only boot with it to the same Mac or like it.

     

    You can set them to auto-update on a schedule, have as many as you need, some spaced back in time too.

     

    You can (like what I do) auto-clone one partition to another on the boot drive every other day, just in case you do delete something you have a couple of days to get it back.

     

    AND, you can run Apple's Migration or Setup Assistant against a clone to transfer to a new machine.

     

     

    Most common backup methods explained 

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/notebooks/macbook_pro?view=documents