TimeMachine - Need to Change Ext. Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lugesm, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. lugesm
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    Sep 7, 2007
    Love TimeMachine. Recently I had to go back 2 weeks and recover from a problem. Worked great.

    Mistake: When I started TimeMachine I used an external disk that was far too small. I have bought a 500GB Firewire disk and want to switch over . . . . but I don't want to lose the information on the smaller hard drive with which I started out.

    Is there a way to safely move the backup data from the original small HD to the new larger HD? Can I just copy it over and turn the small disk off? Will TimeMachine recognize it on the new disk?

    Any thoughts about where I might find the answer? Anyone tried this?
  2. martinmartin
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    macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
  3. iPhil
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    macrumors 68040


    Here the info on moving TM to a new drive .. Linky.... :)
  4. netnothing
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    Mar 13, 2007

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