Three cheers for TM & MigAss, fewer of 20" aluminum

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Jeffrey Goldberg, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Last night, shortly before the debate, my wife's 20" aluminum iMac
    wouldn't power up. I tried disconnecting everything and unplugging it.
    I tried re-seating the RAM. Nothing would work. It's under Applecare, so
    I'm taking it into the shop today, but this machine has been flaky before.

    The good news is that Time Machine and the ability to use Migration
    Assistant to migrate an account from the TM back-up made restoration very
    easy. So I was able to restore my wife's account onto my daughter's

    Is there a question here (other than this rhetorical one)? No. But while
    I have many grumbles about the 20" aluminum, I am happy to report TM and
    MA really do make restoration easy.

    And if there is anyone out there who isn't making systematic backups,
    there is no excuse. Shit happens, but good back-ups are a life saver.

    Jeffrey Goldberg, Oct 3, 2008
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  2. Jeffrey Goldberg

    salgud Guest

    Neat! Now, if only TM worked on my machine, that would be even neater!
    salgud, Oct 6, 2008
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