How to change to Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hobbit, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Hobbit macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2005
    apologies if this question has been posted before.

    I currently have a 320GB external hard drive which has been regularly backing up my macbook every week for the last year or so.

    What is the best way to change over from my old backup system to using time machine without losing files that have been backed up previously?

    thank you.
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    If your external drive is formatted HFS+ Journaled then you can simply tell TM to use the drive and it will just create a directory called Backups.backupdb and place all the backups in there.

    It *should* leave everything else alone.

    I have other directories on my TM drive and they are fine.


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