Mac OS X Leopard is made even more powerful by the new feature that is Time machine. Most of us are quite familiar with this as it has become a necessity these days. I haven't seen any other Operating system with such a strong back up system. Time machine is not only capable of restoring the deleted files but it fully restores your hard drive. The steps to mac data recovery from time machine are quite simple. I this post we will see the steps to recover data.
I have only heard that we can fully recover hard drive data from Time Machine but had never tried it. So to check the potential what I did was, I took the back up of my old hard drive on to the time Machine. The next step was to install a new hard drive and booted it. I formatted the new hard drive once and then started the back up procedure.
From the menu bar you need to select Utilities => Restore system. Once done with this a dialog box will open up. Select the time machine and if in case you want to restore data to an external hard drive this is then right time to connect it to the system. The next step is to select the snap shot you want to restore data from.
Once you are done with this select the drive on which you want to restore data to. Now it's time to enjoy your meal as the recovery process depends upon the volume of the hard drive and the data you are trying to back up On an average data of 170 GB will take around two and a half hour to recover.
The restoration process works in chunks it doesn't copies in a go, it copies a chunk and then there is a time gap in between to decide on to the next chunk to copy. I returned back after some time and I found all my data was restored to the new drive that I used for the “acid test” of the time machine. What I had to do was just to reboot the system. The only thing which was not recovered was the data that can be reconstructed like the cache and the indexes. For me that wasn't a big problem and I think you won't mind it either. Another thing that I found missing was, the i Tunes needed to be reauthorized. In totality I found the Time machine as a great tool for back up. But, “always there is an exception” so what if the time machine fails and the hard drive crashes at the same time. What you can do is always refer to Apple discussions and if in case you are facing any disk related problems you can try mac data recovery software
Resource :- http://data-recovery-software-articles.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-restore-data-from-time-machine.html