1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 7:43 PM by Linc Davis
fraveu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey guys,

 

I have time machine running since I dont know when... On Time Machine options it says since january this year.

 

I'm trying to recover a very important backup but it is only showing backups since last week which is not enough.

 

There is more than a TB inside time capsule but it doesn't seems to be working I guess.

 

Tha backups from last week are white lines on time machine which I suppose was done on the computer harddrive.

 

Do I have any options here?

 

I don't want to mess with my precious backups.

 

Thank you...


MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,760 points)

    I've tested these instructions only with the Safari web browser. If you use another browser, they may not work as described.

     

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    tmutil listbackups | awk -F/ '{print $NF}' | cut -f1-3 -d- | open -ef

     

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. The output shows the dates of existing Time Machine snapshots.