Moving Time Machine database files? Need help????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by harcosparky, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I want to move the Time Machine DB file from one volume ( My Book ) to another volume ( Time Machine ). These are two physical Firewire Drives, [My Book] connected to iMac Firewire port, and [Time Machine] connected to second port on [My Book].

    I was told that I could not simply 'copy' the Time Machine databse file to a new location and tell TimeMachine to use that drive. Something about 'hard links' within the database file not copying over. I was told to use " Disk Utility " RESTORE functions to mover the file to the new drive.

    Every time I attempt this it aborts and I get a message that say " process not allowed ".

    I did this twice.

    First time "Time Machine" was turned ON, I thought maybe if I turned off Time Machine that would resolve it.

    Second time with Time Machine turned OFF, still got the error message.

    Anyone have ideas????

    Thanks
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure what options exist now, but when Super Duper! 2.5 is released (hopefully soon), it will offer this option for free.
     
  3. cardsdoc macrumors regular

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    I would try booting from the leopard dvd and using disk utility from there. That's how I did it.
     

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