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Reformating - first time with Time Machine

450 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2012 9:39 AM by Kappy RSS
bobsbarricades Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 19, 2012 7:31 PM

So I really don't want to but I'm having a prety absurd problem in Max/MSP and it's the only option left (well nobody really seems to know what's wrong's hoping).


So I pretty much hate doing this and a couple years ago I had problems with my backup so I got a Time Machine RAID array going. Yay. Problem is if I'm having this problem in Max I don't really want to just restore whatever problem it is by restoring from an image - advice on reformatting for audio/Logic guys?


Normally I make a gigantic list of folder and whatnot to make sure I don't screw anything up in transfer and it takes a number of days to do.


Halp! Thanks ;D

MacBook Pro 2.2 C2D, 4GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iBook G4 1.3 Ghz 120GB 7200 RPM HDD 1.5GB Ram, Gen1 iPad
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,945 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to bobsbarricades)

    What do you want to do. You ramble on and make no sense or fail to describe what you need help with.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,945 points)
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    Oct 20, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to bobsbarricades)

    Are your formatting a Time Capsule or just an external backup drive? To do the former you must use Airport Utility. For the latter:


    Drive Preparation


    1. Open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder.


    2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.


    3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID then click on the OK button. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.


    I'm sorry, but I cannot help you with the third-party issues. I am unfamiliar with the software.


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