Can I move existing Time Machine backups to another drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mattjeff, May 30, 2014.

  1. Mattjeff macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Ok, so I am going to be purchasing a new laptop soon and have been using my Mac Mini for about 2 years now accumulating daily backups the whole time. When I get the new laptop I want to use it as my main computer and use the nice external I have to back it up. My Mini will go under my TV as a media center but I don't want to loose all the backups I already have with it.

    Can I move all of those backups to a cheaper external drive?
    Or do I just have to start a new series of backups and loose the old ones?

    I only ask because with the backups going I was always less concerned with what I trashed because its easy to recover with TM, I'm not sure I want to loose them.

  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  3. Mattjeff thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008

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