Incremental restores from TM backup via CCC?

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Incremental restores from TM backup via CCC?
Mar 26, 2013

Should it be possible to restore individual folders from a Time Machine backup via, eg, Carbon Copy Cloner in an incremental manner to essentially roll back a folder to any state stored in the TM backups? With the real question being whether CCC (or Synk or Chronosync) gets confused by the multiple hard links in the TM backup.

This won't work for the whole OS because TM, I think, does not store the whole OS and because things like blessing and prebinding won't work if the source is a folder and not a volume. But it should work for a whole user folder and probably also the top-level Library folder (certainly the Applications folder).

Just an idea on how to efficiently roll back large parts of the OS (well, Users, Library, and Applications) to any of the TM backup dates.

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