Formatted, reinstalled, what happens when i turn on my old Time Machine?

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  1. TXBDan macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I'm running snow leopard and have a good TM back up. My computer had been running like crap so i totally formatted and reinstalled fresh and clean. I've been dragging over apps and files as needed from TM and its been working out great.

    I haven't yet enabled my old harddrive as a TM drive though because i'm afraid it won't hook up and it will all be erased. Is there a way for time machine to keep my old backups but continue to backup in its current state? ie, i want all my TM history still

    Thanks
     
  2. TXBDan thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about your question. But when I do a fresh format and reinstall of everything I never have time machine restore my applications. I manually reinstall them myself. I have found that having time machine restore my applications makes them buggy. After a few days of knowing that everything is working fine I format my time machine drive and then start it fresh. Its kinda scary for the hour or so that all your files aren't backed up but after that I like that it is all fresh.
     
  5. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    No.
     

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