Unable to migrate data from Time Machine

Attempted to move up to Mavericks. I created a bootable USB drive using the Mavericks installed and proceeded to do my usual 'wipe & install'.

Everything went smoothly as it had done previously with Lion and Mountain Lion.

Once installed i attempted to migrate my data from my Time Machine backups but there is where i ran into my problem.

The migration assistant see's the sparesbundles and allows me to choose either mine or my wifes backups but i can not continue because there is an error stating "No volumes found in backup"

Now i understand that Mavericks was only very recently released but has anybody encountered this problem or is it specifically related to Mavericks?

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Hi, i found why my setup assistant failed and "solved" this problem in different way.

The problem was, that my Time Machine backup was not fully complete.

How did i find it? I go to the directory /var/log. There is a file called setup.log. Inside install.log i found following messages from setup assistant:

Nov 7 13:33:12 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: Processing `file:///Volumes/Time%20Machine/Macintosh.sparsebundle/'...

Nov 7 13:33:13 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: Re-Mounted disk disk2s2 @ /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

Nov 7 13:33:13 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: . Found disk (diskIdentifier=disk2s2, mountpoint=/Volumes/Time Machine Backups, isInternal=0, filesystem=Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+ hfs Mac OS Extended (Groß-/Kleinschreibung und Journaled) Apple_HFSX)

Nov 7 13:33:13 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups: Missing CoreServices.

Nov 7 13:33:13 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/.RecoverySets/0/com.apple.recovery.boot: Missing CoreServices.

Nov 7 13:33:13 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Macintosh/2013-11-05-112634/Macintosh HD: Missing CoreServices.

Nov 7 13:33:14 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: -> Mounted backup image 'file:///Volumes/Time%20Machine/Macintosh.sparsebundle/' at {(

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Nov 7 13:33:14 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups: Missing CoreServices.

Nov 7 13:33:14 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/.RecoverySets/0/com.apple.recovery.boot: Missing CoreServices.

Nov 7 13:33:14 localhost Setup Assistant[160]: X /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Macintosh/2013-11-05-112634/Macintosh HD: Missing CoreServices.

It seems that something wrong with my backup. I love backups which won't work.

After searching the internet i found following website:

http://pondini.org/TM/D10.html

It seems that these error happend at my system. I mounted the sparsebundle from NAS-Server with the finder and searched the filestructure. Yep, exactly the described problem. My backup imcludes only the user account, nothing else from OS. So the setup assistant do not accept this backup as source medium. This is very bad, because Maverick runs 10 days on may MAC before my SSD crashed....

What have i done:

Clean installation of maverick

create of a new user with system admin rights - a different than in backups

installed software manually

copy all user-home-directories from the mounted sparsebundle-backup to my clean mac

recreated the user-accounts

a Lot of work, but i do not lost any data

At the moment i create a very new full backup

Thanks to Apple for the high quality Time Machine software

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