Restoring from old Back In Time images

Asked by Karl Speer on 2012-12-14

I recently had to reinstall my operating system. I had been using Back In Time to make regular backups for just such an event. Now that I have reinstalled the operating system and Back In Time, it seems to refuse to recognize all the snapshots that I have stored on my external drive. Is BIT even able to recognize those snapshots? Does it only recognize snapshots that this instance of the program has taken?

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Germar
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2012-12-15
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2012-12-15
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2012-12-14
Best Germar (germar) said : #1

Hi Karl,
you can copy the config file from your last snapshot to '~/config/backintime/config' to bring back all your previous settings. If you changed the name of your computer or your username you have to deactivate 'Auto Host/User/Profile Id' under 'Advanced' and fill in the old names.
After this your old snapshots should show up.

Regards,
Germar

Karl Speer (cidthecoatrack) said : #2

It seems my backups do not have a backintime config file? I should clarify: I was not backing up my entire system, but only my multimedia database.

Karl Speer (cidthecoatrack) said : #3

Nevermind, it was the autohosting (silly capitalization differences). Changed that, now everything is good. Thanks!

Karl Speer (cidthecoatrack) said : #4

Thanks Germar, that solved my question.