Continuing Time Machine from a new computer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mark2000, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Mark2000 macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
    I'm going to be switching out my laptop soon and want to continue using the same time machine backup as before, rather than starting a new one. I know that TM relates to your computer's MAC address and I know have a formula for correcting the MAC address on physically connected drives. I'm using an AirDisk, however.

    Has anyone been able to switch over like this with an AirDisk? Thanks!
  2. Blaine macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    Abilene TX
    I have no idea... but...

    what if you did a reinstall of osx and I believe you can go into disk utility or something and click on restore from a time machine backup.

    Would that work? :confused:
  3. Mark2000 thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 18, 2007
    You can definately restore from a backup through Leopard's installer and time machine itself, but you have to specially browse to it. You can't keep backing up to it, though as if it was your old computer an nothing has changed.

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