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Time Machine and FS
06-04-2014, 04:39 PM
Post: #111
RE: Time Machine and FS
Additional support for restoring from Drobo FS via Migration Assistant.

Because the Migration Assistant logs out users, the sparse image much be mounted at the root level to be "seen" by Migration Assistant - here's how to do this:
TO RESTORE ON MAVERICS via Migration Assistant:
Open Time Machine share, user finder to locate the .dmg related to the backup (don't open that). Open terminal and enter the following: sudo hdiutil attach (add the space after attach), go back to finder and drag the .dmg image from the finder panel into the terminal after the command entered above. Hit enter and proceed (with the registered user name and id). Once the .dmg is mounted close terminal and then lauch Migration Assistant - Follow promts from there.
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05-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Post: #112
RE: Time Machine and FS
(04-23-2010 02:56 PM)Jennifer Wrote:  Note: As of this writing, Apple has released OS X 10.6.3. All Drobo direct attached products (Drobo, Drobo S, DroboPro, and DroboElite) are fully compatible with Apple Time Machine when using Mac OS 10.6.2 and lower. Apple introduced changes in Mac OS 10.6.3 that resets the maximum size of sparse images to the size of the volume. This behavior is undesirable when used with storage devices such as Drobo storage arrays that support thin provisioning, as the reported volume size often exceeds the physical storage space available.

Data Robotics is aware of the issue and is working on firmware changes to ensure compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6.3 and higher. Until a fix is released, we do not support Time Machine on Drobo FS in a OS X 10.6.3 environment.... (etc., etc.)

please also see my blog post on restoring your Apple TimeMachine sparse bundle to a completely wiped hard drive using third party (non-time capsule) NAS' like any of the Drobos:

how i did it:getting your Time Machine back-up to restore on a non-Apple NAS (Drobo).


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