Restore a Hackintosh from a Time Machine Backup

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  1. Mr. Penguin

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    You will notice on a UniBeast USB that there is no time machine option in the utilities menu. Here is how you can restore your hackintosh using time machine.

    1. Ensure you boot with your time machine drive and unibeast. In the utilites dropdown select terminal type:
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    /System/Installation/CDIS/Time\ Machine\ System\ Restore.app/Contents/MacOS/Time\ Machine\ System\ Restore
    2. Push Enter

    3. Select Time Machine Backup and sit back and relax :)

    Ensure you enter this correctly, otherwise it will not work.

    So Time Machine is a viable backup option for hackintoshes. No need to clone / restore your drive with other softwares. Also, you can select a previous save point.

    I restored to 10.10.2 from a 10.10.3 disaster :D
     
  2. msterba70

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    Hello frIend,I have one question. How to I upload UniBeast application to Time Machine disk or how to install it there. I can't start any system. I may only starting installation process from Yosemite flash disk. And there is a Terminal and Boot Utility,but I know'n how to. Motherboard Asus B-85 Pro Gamer and CPU is Intel Core i5-4460 (haswell,sc.1150). On time machine I have complete backups from this computer and worked. But what now....
     
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    @msterba70. You boot with UniBeast. Open terminal in the utilities menu and enter the command above.
     
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    Does the restore overwrite the existing data on the machine?
     
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