copying individual computer backups from time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sossity, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I have a hard drive a that has time machine backups of two computers, I would like to copy one of the computers to anotherdrive b with a timemachine backup, can this be done?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    Easiest way is to clone the TM disk with Disk Utility and then remove the unneeded backup manually with the tmutil command-line program:
    Code:
    sudo tmutil delete "<path>"
    The path is the directory for the machine, e.g. /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/MacBook
     

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