Friday, March 18, 2016
restoring time machine images for other macs
Problem is to access all the time machine backups on a network drive. A lot of the hints and scenarios involve taking a timemachine backup drive and essentially doing a "sneaker net" or moving the physical drive.
The setup here which is more desirable is all machines in the house completely backed up to a single time capsule, which is a Readynas with Time Machine backup turned on.
Here is a hint relating to installing a new disk in a drive and convincing a time machine setup to skip to the old images for the same machine.
Keyboard secret handshake.
hint, to find the rumoured option to browse other disks, use the option key when clicking the time machine symbol. It's not in the dock, it is in the top display bar (as usual).