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Extract Directly from Time Machine

Normally you use Time Machine to restore lost data in a file like this: within the Time Machine interface, you go back to the time the file was not yet messed up, and you restore it to replace the file you have now.

You can also elect to keep both, but the restored file takes the name and place of the current one. So, if you have made changes since the backup took place that you would like to keep, they are lost, or you have to mess around a bit to merge changes, rename files, and trash the unwanted one.

As an alternative, you can browse the Time Machine backup volume directly in the Finder like any normal disk, navigate through the chronological backup hierarchy, and find the file which contains the lost content.

Once you've found it, you can open it and the current version of the file side-by-side, and copy information from Time Machine's version of the file into the current one, without losing any content you put in it since the backup was made.

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Eolake Stobblehouse

 
 

New Retrospect Client, Xserve, Jaguar Compatibility

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New Retrospect Client, Xserve, Jaguar Compatibility -- Dantz Development last week released a new version of the Retrospect Client for Mac OS X along with additional information about compatibility between their Retrospect backup application and Apple's new Xserve server and the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar. The new Retrospect Client, version 5.0.536, offers Jaguar compatibility, corrects a bug that could cause it to turn itself off after approximately 17 minutes, and makes it so the Defer button in the Backup Server alert window works in Mac OS X 10.1.x (though it's still non-functional in Jaguar). Retrospect Client 5.0.536 is a free 2.4 MB download for Retrospect owners.

<ftp://ftp.dantz.com/pub/updates/client_mac_ 50536_installer.sit>

Dantz also announced that Retrospect is compatible with the Xserve under Mac OS X Server 10.1.5 (but not yet Mac OS X Server 10.2). Retrospect supports the Xserve's optional ATTO UL3S-66 SCSI card and uses the highest priority active Ethernet port, switching as necessary if that port is turned off (Retrospect Client, in contrast, can only switch network ports if you turn it off by Command-clicking its Off button, and then turning it back on). Finally, although the just-released Retrospect Client lets you back up a machine running Jaguar from a computer running Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X 10.1.x (or Retrospect 6.0 for Windows), Dantz also promised a future free update to Retrospect to support Jaguar fully; right now, Retrospect cannot auto-launch under Jaguar and many SCSI cards will need new drivers. [ACE]

<http://www.dantz.com/index.php3?SCREEN=kbase& amp;ACTION=KBASE&id=27638>

 

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