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OS 10.5 - Time Machine backup restore on/to a different machine?


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Hi,

I am trying to get some work done while my personal mac is in the shop, but need an application that I only have on the mac that's in the shop.
I'm trying to run the application off of the time machine backup of the machine that is in the shop.

However, when I look in the time machine back up, it shows a lot of my files and folders as aliases. Not everything is an alias, but a lot of things are.

This doesn't look anything like what I think it should.

Does this look right?

http://media.arstechnica.com/reviews...e-expanded.png

On my backup, it shows most of the internal folders as aliases:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9878/picture1hp0.png

I can open the aliased folders though, (in this case, applications) and get this:

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3338/picture2zs4.png

Finally, when I open a application's folder, I get a mix of real and aliased folders:

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/982/picture3ca4.png

Some things work, and others don't.

Time machine is sort of tied to the machine it is backed up with, right?

Is the issue that I am not connected to the orignal machine where the backup came from?

And if that issue can be solved, is there a way to move files on the time machine backup to a different computer?

And what is time machine really, in terms of a "backup"?

Is there a "master copy" of all my files and folders hidden somewhere on the drive?

Thank's for any and all help.

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The problem is it is very difficult to find your way through TM files using the Finder or something like that. It is designed to work with the TM interface or you can restore that entire drive onto a new computer while installing Leopard.

Try and copy one of those aliases. I've heard a lot of things about TM having hard links and soft links and whatnot. If I got it right, those aliases will actually be the original files.
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That did the trick!

Thanks a lot!

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Oh it did! Cool! I'll keep that in mind...
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