copying individual computer backups from time machine

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

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    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

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

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