re-install from Time machine to 10.7.4 then make sure the backup has all your original dates. At least then, whatever you do, you know the source data is correct.
Then post this on Apple discussions which would be a more appropriate forum.
You have my sympathies . . . if that's any consolation. Migration Assistant is smart, but at times, not quite smart enough.
After watching Adam Engst of TidBITS give us the low down on Mountain Lion with his reputation on the line, he recently wrote that he thought OS X 10.8 was the OS that 10.7 was meant to be -- implying that is was sufficiently robust to merit his endorsement.
Consequently, with the need to upgrade several PowerPC Macs to the Intel Core 2 Duo chip (or better) on Mac Minis for migration to FMP V12, I decided that it was worth jumping directly to OS X 10.8.1 -- sparing us the need to do another OS upgrade for at least one year. Some transitions have gone smoothly while a few others have been somewhat more difficult and time consuming, but none have yet displayed the serious shortcomings that you have witnessed.
If there is one salutary lesson, I now firmly believe it is wisest to leave your FM Server on a trusted OS that may well be several years behind the latest release.
With best regards,
Not exactly. The Time Machine backup of filed emails is (slightly) different to the 'real' files on MBP #1. In the Date Received column, a few emails now have 'today's' date, rather than the actual date back in 2008/ 2009/ 2010. I'll have some time to re-examine in a couple of days. In the meantime, I've erased the HD for MBP #2.
; ) your sympathies are welcome, John - no fun feeling sorry for oneself without a bit of company!
The biggest query tho' is whether or not anyone has discovered that in their Time Machines backups, the Date Received entry for (?random?) filed emails defaults to 'today', rather than it's original date?
When I have some time in a couple of days, I'll check back with older TM backups to see if I can work out when this started. Not a 100% sure that I'll get anywhere.
Very tentative hypothesis: that these 'date corrupted' ones were, at some stage, held as Drafts, prior to being completed and sent.