Time Machine backup question..

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  1. sniffs, Feb 1, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013

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    sniffs

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    So on my Time Machine, my backup folders are labeled as (obviously it has my real name)

    Firstname Lastname's Macbook Air
    Firstname's Macbook Pro

    If I renamed my MBP to the same convention, firstname lastname as my Air, what happens to my Time Machine backups? Will it just continue doing backups but create a new folder for the new name?

    Does it rename my existing folder to the new name? anyone know?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Sep 10, 2012
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    RE: tmutil...

    Hi sniffs,

    I haven't renamed by laptop to see what happens to the TM backup. And you probably already know this, but let's say that after renaming your laptop then TM wants to create a new backup. Well, you can use the "tmutil" to set the destination and inherit a sparsebundle so that you can force TM to use the old backup under the old name on your newly renamed laptop.

    Regards,
    Switon
     

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