Migrating Time Machine to new drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cave Man, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    OK, this seems harder than it should be. I just bought a 2 tb hard drive and want to migrate my Time Machine volume (1 tb) to that drive. Disk Utility doesn't do it. Carbon Copy Cloner doesn't do. So what's the trick?
  2. NATB100 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2009
    Well, click on your old hard drive. Then drag the backup file over to your new Hard drive (You need both drives in at the same time) :) i hope you know what i mean
  3. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Nope, that doesn't work, either. (And yes, I did google it before posting). The methods do not maintain the links for some reason and when I restart TM it creates a new TM folder and attempts to do a complete backup.

    Of course that doesn't work. TM volumes are not maintained like typical volumes.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
  5. Cave Man thread starter macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Nope, I'll give that a try now.

    Edit: OK, just dl'd SD. Which backup option should I choose?

    Edit 2: SuperDuper requires that I buy it before using it? And I'm not even sure if it works?

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