Cloning TM Backup to bigger drive?

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  1. yippi macrumors member

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    Hi. I need to backup my TM Backups.backupdb from a 3TB to a 4TB drive. If possible I wouldn't like to create a completely new backupdb on the new drive, but use the backup from the old drive.

    Is there a way to clone the TM backupdb to the new drive and have Time Machine associate the original source drive with the cloned backupdb?
     
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  3. yippi thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I did what's recommended there and TM accepted the drive. However, when I try to open TM to recover an earlier file, TM doesn't show or open backups from earlier dates. I have to find the file by going through the backup folders manually. Why is this?
     
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    I don't know. If you can see the files manually, obviously they got moved over. So you just can't see then through the TM interface?
     
  5. yippi thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, right. The TM Interface just covers the time when I did the re-setup.

    p.s.: Sorry for the delay...
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    You might need to do in Finder : Cmd + Shift + c (=Go to...Computer), then enter Time Machine.

    Here is what I assume you currently see, on the left, and on the right what you will see if you do Cmd + Shift +c, OR if you click on the name of the computer once you have entered Time Machine :

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