Only keep keep last backup from time-machine.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Ritte, May 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    I just bought an external HDD, I already have one for TM.
    Can I take the folder of the last backup and put it the new external drive which I will be using for new backups, just for safety reasons?

    Will that include all the files from latest backup? Because it seems a little too small.
  2. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If you really don't care about the older backups, I recommend just starting with a full backup on to the new disk.

    I know it will take time, but will not take much more time than copying from one disk to another. And while it's easy to copy a whole time machine disk, it's a bit more complicated just to copy the latest backup.

    Also, I would recommend just putting the old disk on a shelf for at least a week just to make sure the new disk is working okay.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    I have the same question, I just need ONE backup, Im sick to erase old backups and do a backup again! time machine suucks in option, very limited! any other soft?
  4. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    why not just use superduper or CCC and do inremental udate?

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