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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:23
This is exactly what I am looking for. Do I specify in time machine which folders to grab (I thought it was only for excluding folders) or do I just do a copy paste of those folders?
I don't think that backing up a broken OS X installation is going to help you much anyway, even if Time Machine can target another partition. You can, however, backup the /Applications and /Users folders to another HFS+ partition, reinstall OS X, then restore the folders. You'll need to make sure you set the permissions correctly once you restore them, though. In particular, make sure you chown the contents of each user folder once you restore it. You could also try an archive install or some other repair technique. Since you have a complete backup of the user's data, there is no chance of data loss at that point.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 16:21