Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:23 AM   #1
Linuuus
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Move Time Machine disk

Hi!

I have an external drive that I use for my Time Machine backups for my Macbook. I would like to move this to my Mac Mini, share the drive and keep backing up to the drive over the network.

Is it possible to just move it or will it think it's a new drive and I need to format etc? I want to keep my old backups, of course.

Anything I'll need to be careful with when doing this?
Linuuus is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:40 AM   #2
Weaselboy
macrumors G5
 
Weaselboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Ordinarily, you can just move the drive and pick up where you left off. But from your question it sounds like your were doing backups via USB (?) and now want to do it over the network in the Mini.

If that is the case, you will need to start the backup all over again as networked TM backups use a different format (sparse bundle) to accommodate the network.
Weaselboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can Time Machine backup a hard disk that is connected to the Time Capsule itself? mariotr87 OS X 1 Nov 7, 2013 08:58 AM
Use time machine or move files mrjosh Mac Basics and Help 7 Aug 30, 2013 03:01 PM
Move existing Time Machine client backups data to a larger disk array mwalsh8 Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking 6 Jul 17, 2013 12:39 AM
Move my thing from HDD to SSD with time machine? v2club MacBook Pro 2 Nov 8, 2012 04:22 AM
Move files from an external hard drive to a time machine HipHopTrex Mac Basics and Help 3 Sep 3, 2012 03:36 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC