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  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Indirectly, yes.  Excluding /System brings up this prompt:

     

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    Selecting Exclude All System Files sets that value, and shows System Files and Applications on the Prefs > Options window; that's what I did.

     

    As I recall, Apple used to document that excluding system files prevented doing a full system restore, but not using Setup/Migration Assistant, but (naturally) I can't find that any more.  

  • Merkaba22 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

    Here's the thing, after double checking on the forums yesterday morning, before starting the process (https://discussions.apple.com/message/21048733#21048733), I was told that both SA and MA would "see" a typical FW backup, ie. not using TM (since I find TM too dumbed down for an old Apple Solutions Expert like me, haha) -- it has been my long standing hope that MA could do as I was informed it now do in OSX 10.8.x.

     

    I found that neither SA or MA could see the FW dirive, subsequent inquiries directed me, perhaps erroneously, that these two apps only support USB -- I copied all the data from a FW drive to a USB drive with nothing to show for the effort.

     

    Along the way I decided, in the clean install, to use TM to backup the original backup on the FW, which it did -- SA and TM failed to recognize that as well -- I found the work around for making both the Home Library and the Library in the backup visible and relied on the tried and true ... 

     

    So far, the only glitch is that the signatures I have in Mail show up in the selection (middle) column (Mail > Pref > Signatures)  but the actual signature data is missing and is not availabe or appearing in a new mail document .... If you can direct me on that, that resolution would be very nice.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Merkaba22 wrote:

     

    Here's the thing, after double checking on the forums yesterday morning, before starting the process (https://discussions.apple.com/message/21048733#21048733), I was told that both SA and MA would "see" a typical FW backup, ie. not using TM

    Ah, to most folks here, "a typical FW backup" is a Time Machine backup.  That's clearly what the other posters and I thought you meant.  

     

    Setup and Migration Assistants also work with "clone" backups, also popular here. 

     

    So, what is your (not so) typical backup?

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,680 points)

    Merkaba22 wrote:

     


    So far, the only glitch is that the signatures I have in Mail show up in the selection (middle) column (Mail > Pref > Signatures)  but the actual signature data is missing and is not availabe or appearing in a new mail document .... If you can direct me on that, that resolution would be very nice.

    Generally you can recover your signature by copying it from a piece of Sent mail.

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