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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:16PM
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:18PM
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says in MacTracker you can go to 10.15.7 - Catalina.
As far as the update before TM, I would try without first and see if it flies.
If not, you know your way back and can update.

I suspect some apps won't work, but hopefully, with an update after the TM, all will be back to normal in 2012.

OH and to be clear I didnt buy it in 2012. I bought it around 2015/2016 of eBay. I was told by forum members that it would be somewhat “future proof.” LOL



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 25, 2024 01:21PM
So your new SSD is stick, rather than a 2.5" rectangle?

If so, then I'd disconnect the old spinner, just to be on the safe side.
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 25, 2024 01:29PM
gadje,

I created the thumb drive for Jerry and gave him the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" SSD.

The flash drive is a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. 64GB. It's formatted as APSF with two partitions. Both partitions are 32GB. One partition has a full complete installation of Mac OS 10.14 Mojave. Not crippled in any way. Full installation with a user and all the bells and whistles.

If you boot off the flash drive, you choose a user, enter a PW and reach the desktop. You can open the Utilities folder and run Disk Utility. The second partition has a copy of the OS 10.14 Mojave installer. A full installer.

The Crucial M500 960GB drive I gave to Jerry is a 2.5" ssd. It is formatted as an APSF-GUID Partition. It was installed in a 2.5" USB 3 enclosure. It was 100% ready for Jerry to use.

The installer on the partition is the one I anticipated Jerry using to install the OS on the Crucial M500 he installed in the mini. The goal was to do that and then migrate everything from the Time Machine backup to it.

Robert
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 25, 2024 01:29PM
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QUESTION: It's installing El Capitan on the new SSD but right before my mini died it was using the latest version of High Sierra. So, do I need to update the OS before attempting to restore from my TIme Machine backup?

Yes, you'll need to install the new OS.

You can't migrate from Time Machine to a lesser version of the OS than was used to make the backup.



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:33PM
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So your new SSD is stick, rather than a 2.5" rectangle?

If so, then I'd disconnect the old spinner, just to be on the safe side.


No the new SSD is a 2.5 SATA rectangle



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:36PM
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gadje,

I created the thumb drive for Jerry and gave him the Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" SSD.

The flash drive is a Sandisk Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive. 64GB. It's formatted as APSF with two partitions. Both partitions are 32GB. One partition has a full complete installation of Mac OS 10.14 Mojave. Not crippled in any way. Full installation with a user and all the bells and whistles.

If you boot off the flash drive, you choose a user, enter a PW and reach the desktop. You can open the Utilities folder and run Disk Utility. The second partition has a copy of the OS 10.14 Mojave installer. A full installer.

The Crucial M500 960GB drive I gave to Jerry is a 2.5" ssd. It is formatted as an APSF-GUID Partition. It was installed in a 2.5" USB 3 enclosure. It was 100% ready for Jerry to use.

The installer on the partition is the one I anticipated Jerry using to install the OS on the Crucial M500 he installed in the mini. The goal was to do that and then migrate everything from the Time Machine backup to it.

Robert


I had to use the stick Peter sent me with El Capitan installer because I misplaced the stick you sent me Robert. I’ve been trying to find it all day. It was on my computer desk but it’s vanished. UGH!!!!



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:38PM
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QUESTION: It's installing El Capitan on the new SSD but right before my mini died it was using the latest version of High Sierra. So, do I need to update the OS before attempting to restore from my TIme Machine backup?

Yes, you'll need to install the new OS.

You can't migrate from Time Machine to a lesser version of the OS than was used to make the backup.


Ah ok. So after it installs El Capitan I upgrade to HIgh Sierra (which is what my TM backups were using).



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:47PM
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QUESTION: It's installing El Capitan on the new SSD but right before my mini died it was using the latest version of High Sierra. So, do I need to update the OS before attempting to restore from my TIme Machine backup?

Yes, you'll need to install the new OS.

You can't migrate from Time Machine to a lesser version of the OS than was used to make the backup.


EDIT DISREGARD - IT IS WORKING.

I’ve gotten up to the part of the installation that tells me I need to AGREE to the terms - but the AGREE button is grayed out. I tried scrolling though the whole agreement text to see if that was necessary but it's still grayed out....??





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/25/2024 01:55PM by Jerry®.
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 01:57PM
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QUESTION: It's installing El Capitan on the new SSD but right before my mini died it was using the latest version of High Sierra. So, do I need to update the OS before attempting to restore from my TIme Machine backup?

Yes, you'll need to install the new OS.

You can't migrate from Time Machine to a lesser version of the OS than was used to make the backup.

How do I update from El Capitan to High Sierra? I went to the Apple in the upper left corner and did software update but it's only updating some device thingies and a newer version of El Capitain.



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: PeterW
Date: February 25, 2024 02:09PM
The TM backup is OS agnostic. Of course, anything that really requires a later OS won’t run but they will be few and far between. Run your restore and put your programs through their paces.
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 02:16PM
make mine a MIller



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 02:26PM
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The TM backup is OS agnostic. Of course, anything that really requires a later OS won’t run but they will be few and far between. Run your restore and put your programs through their paces.

So, I DON'T need to upgrade first to HIgh Sierra before restoring from my TM Backup? SO I've got 10.11.6 installed. I want to upgrade to Catalina eventually but i can't find the installers for 10.13. I found the combo update but it says my system needs to be 10.13 first.....where would I find the base installers for 10.13, etc?



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 02:31PM
if you "bought" it before you should still be able to retrieve it from the Apple store.

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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 25, 2024 02:35PM
To download High Sierra:
[itunes.apple.com]



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 02:35PM
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The TM backup is OS agnostic.
whoa! watch that potty mouth there buddy.



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 02:40PM
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To download High Sierra:
[itunes.apple.com]

Thanks!! It’s installing as we speak!!! My understanding is that my mini can handle up to Catalina but I am assuming I should do my Time Machine backup after installing High Sierra and THEN upgrade to Catalina. IS that correct?



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: PeterW
Date: February 25, 2024 02:52PM
Only go to Catalina if you are sure you have no 32 bit software that is important to you. Mojave is the last OS that can run those programs. So your next question is how to tell 32 bit apps from 64 bit versions. You need to install an OS first and then restore your backup. Get that far and we’ll talk.
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 02:53PM
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Only go to Catalina if you are sure you have no 32 bit software that is important to you. Mojave is the last OS that can run those programs. So your next question is how to tell 32 bit apps from 64 bit versions. You need to install an OS first and then restore your backup. Get that far and we’ll talk.

OK cool. Thank you so much for your help!! I’ll keep you updated!



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: pdq
Date: February 25, 2024 03:01PM
Been away, but you done good.

I like your plan of opening back up and checking the cable to the old drive - if it’s loose make it solid; if it’s solid disconnect it and declare it well and truly dead.
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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 03:20PM
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Only go to Catalina if you are sure you have no 32 bit software that is important to you. Mojave is the last OS that can run those programs. So your next question is how to tell 32 bit apps from 64 bit versions. You need to install an OS first and then restore your backup. Get that far and we’ll talk.


I upgraded to 10.13.6 which I thought was the version of my TM backup - but I just tried to use migration assistant to restore from my TM backup but it said something along the lines of "This source contains a newer release of macOS. Your Mac requires an upgrade before you can migrate from this source." So what do I do now?



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Fritz
Date: February 25, 2024 03:24PM
stopped using TM some years ago after several odd issues.
Last time I did, I drug & dropped instead MA as MA was dragging its arse.



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 25, 2024 03:39PM
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I upgraded to 10.13.6 which I thought was the version of my TM backup - but I just tried to use migration assistant to restore from my TM backup but it said something along the lines of "This source contains a newer release of macOS. Your Mac requires an upgrade before you can migrate from this source." So what do I do now?

1. Do NOT go to Catalina. :-)

2. Possible that you were running Mojave and didn't realize it?

3. Are you willing to go to macOS 10.14 Mojave?

The Mojave installer is here:
[apps.apple.com]



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open
Posted by: Jerry®
Date: February 25, 2024 03:43PM
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I upgraded to 10.13.6 which I thought was the version of my TM backup - but I just tried to use migration assistant to restore from my TM backup but it said something along the lines of "This source contains a newer release of macOS. Your Mac requires an upgrade before you can migrate from this source." So what do I do now?

1. Do NOT go to Catalina. :-)

2. Possible that you were running Mojave and didn't realize it?

3. Are you willing to go to macOS 10.14 Mojave?

The Mojave installer is here:
[apps.apple.com]

yeah I think it may have been Mojave. I found the installer and am installing it now. I also read on an Apple support forum that Mojave upgrade is required if I am getting the message I got about my TM restore.



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Re: It has begun!! Operation Mini Resurrection - I have it open!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 25, 2024 07:57PM
This is a nail biter.

I need the extra large bucket of popcorn.






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