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let’s say you’ve gone and done something rash and created a DIY time capsule. how do you restore from the backup if your hard drive goes belly up?

  1. get a working hard drive and install a fresh copy of os x
  2. create a new user (try and give that user a username different from your old user name)
  3. log on as the new user. connect to the server hosting your smartbundle backup.
  4. drag the smart bundle to disk utility’s left pane. double click to mount.
  5. open “migration assistant” and select restore from a “time machine backup.”
  6. cross your fingers and hope for the best!

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