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Old 07-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Can't get files from a recovery disk

I am at a loss here. My sister has a Mac through her school. They told her to use Time Machine(rsync with a GUI) to back everything up before it gets its new image over the summer. She wanted some of her files off of it, so I mounted the backup drive on my Debian machine and went into the backup files. I can find everything in her user folder, but I can' find any of her documents, music, or programs. Also, most files appear to be 0KB even in the first backup folder. Where is everything?
Old 07-15-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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No offense: maybe this is a better question for a Mac forum?
Old 07-15-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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I was hoping. I don't deal with Mac too often. Plus, most commands translate from one to the other since they are both unix system. You might be right, though. Thansk for the reply.
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I'm afraid it sounds like either the files weren't backed up correctly, or filesystem corruption.

What was the filesystem used on the backup drive? Was it formatted on the Mac?
Is this an external drive?

I don't want to recommend anything that might be destructive without more information.

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Old 07-16-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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Filesystem is HFSplus. I wish it were ext3 but the program would not recognize it otherwise. It is an external 400GB USB drive with 1 backup partition and one misc. parition. Is there something wierd with mount hfs plus on Debian? whenever I mount it, it is in read only and it never seems to want to unmount properly.


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