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Old 07-27-2009, 04:31 PM
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Trying to restore my sparse image to new Hard Drive

I have just put a brand new hard drive in my iBook. When I tried to use Disk Utility from my OS 10.5 install DVD to restore the previous HD's sparse image copy from my Drobo, that and all other sparse images on the Drobo are greyed out.

I have done a search on this issue, but all I can find is a previous thread in this discussion board saying that this is a problem with the intel Mac install DVDs. One solution that was suggested was to use the terminal to use the "ars" command.

I could not "man ars" from the terminal. When I tried to run the "ars" command, I received a "command not found" message. I was able to eventually find the "ars" command after doing an "ls -al" command, but never got that command to work.

I have also been searching the web for more information on this problem but have not been able to resolve it.

What good is having a backup if I can't restore from it?
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:29 PM
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Presumably you mean the asr(8) command.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:49 PM
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Yes, I did mean the "asr" command. "ars" is what I feel like.

Thank you. This is what I was looking for.

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:54 PM
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Still no luck using the "asr" command in the terminal application on the OS 10.5 install DVD.

The "sudo" command is not recognized, and using "asr" without "sudo" did not work.

Very frustrating.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:32 PM
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OK. I don't have any information about what didn't work, but perhaps it would be easier to install a basic OS X install to a USB memory stick, start up from that, and use SUperDuper! to restore?
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:25 AM
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Dave -- doesn't the Drobo require proprietary drivers to be installed on the startup disk (the 10.5 install DVD)?
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