Assuming that your Time Machine backup is on a locally attached drive, rather than on the network, you should be able to boot from it into Recovery by holding down the option key at the startup chime. Select its icon in the screen that appears.
From the Mac OS X Utilities screen, select Restore From Time Machine Backup. You can select a snapshot and a destination volume. The contents of the snapshot will replace the existing contents of the destination.
There are various reasons why this procedure might fail, but most of the time it works.
Sorry, you've lost me there re case-sensitive.
If I look on Disk Utility, Mac Pro (reformatted) is listed as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) so should be ok?
As I write I am attempting to migrate files over to Mac Pro from Back-up using Migration Assistant.
If that fails, I will be lugging my tower & external drives in a suitcase to my nearest Mac specialist!
I'm still open to help, of course - and thanks for your suggestions.
I'm just trying another thing in case it helps. I can cancel the migration at any time.
There are limited online resources for my situation.
I don't see why I can't restore back-up to my Mac Pro - why it's saying I don't have space.
I can't restore back-up to Mothership or I lose stuff on that hard drive (work/User info etc.).
I'm thinking maybe it's easier to get a 'real' human being to look at it as it's a bit of a guessing game.
Migration successful - now up and running as before. Go me!
Relinked to Home Directory folder on Mothership, deleted from Mac Pro
Ran Adobe License Recovery app to fix error 150:30 as a result of the migration.
- Mount the .dmg for the license recovery app.
- Open Terminal.
- Run the following two commands:
1 cd /Volumes/LicenseRecovery\ 11.6.1/LicenseRecovery/
2 sudo python LicenseRecover.py
All working well