Move Time Machine backup to another drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blufrog, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. blufrog macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2014

    I want to move a Time Machine backup to another drive, but when I did this earlier with one computer, TM wanted to backup the entire disk again, and deleted previous backups to make room!!

    I want to move another TM backup for the other computer (both systems are using separate external HD for backup) and I want to avoid this minor problem (it was minor because it wasn't really a backup of anything important on the first machine).

    The backup drive is encrypted, and the option is set in TM. I followed the advice as per the Apple note on their support site, but the end result is not what they stated.

    What is a better method to do this?
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Try using Carbon Copy Cloner to do the copy:
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    What's the end result in your case?

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