Recovering Macintosh File System Data


Recover the entire file system data to the same or different client in the event of a disaster.

Before You Begin

Rebuild the Macintosh operating system


  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | File System.

  2. Right-click the defaultBackupSet and then click All Tasks |Browse and Restore.

  3. In the Restore Options dialog box, click the AdvancedOptions tab.

  4. Select the Starting Path check box and enter the file system path to the data you wish to restore. You can type "/" as the path to restore the entire content.

  5. Click ViewContent.

  6. Click Recover All Selected.

  7. Clear the Restore to same folder check box.

  8. In the Destination Client list, select the client. If you are mounting the new root file system at /mnt, type or accept "/mnt" as the restore destination in the Specify Destination Path box.

  9. Click Browse and select the original root partition (which is currently mounted under the Volumes directory).

    Note: Do not select Unconditional Overwrite option.

    Restored data retains its original permissions. The ACLs are restored after the permissions are restored.

  10. Click Advanced.

  11. Click the Paths/Filters tab.

  12. Under Source Item, click Add and type /Volumes.

  13. Click OK.

  14. Click Immediate from the Job Initiation tab.

  15. Click OK.

    You can monitor the progress of the restore job in the Job Controller window of the CommCell Console.

  16. Open a Terminal window on the client and navigate to the original root partition which is currently mounted under the Volumes directory.

  17. Re-create the Volumes directory

    mkdir Volumes
  18. Make the newly restored root bootable using the bless command.

    bless -folder "/Volumes/<original root partition>/System/Library/CoreServices" -setOF
  19. Restart the computer.

    The system boots to the newly restored root.