New drive, same time machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidjoho, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. davidjoho macrumors newbie

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    This is probably obvious, but it's also surprisingly hard to google :)

    I upgraded my hard drive in my MacBook (from 160gb to 320gb) and successfully restored the complete SuperDuper backup I'd made. So, from my point of view as a user, my computer is the same as before. I didn't have to reinstall Leopard, etc. It was a clone job. But, Time Machine thinks it's a new and different machine.

    I have many months of backups on my external TM drive. When I enter TM, however, it thinks I have none. It doesn't do any good to change the TM disk via the preference panel because it's already pointing at that disk.

    How do I tell TM that I've changed my laptop's internal hard drive, but I want to continue to use my old TM archive on my external hard drive?

    TIA
     
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    you were supposed to restore from Time Machine.
     
  3. davidjoho thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, that's what I was supposed to do

    I thought the Time Machine backup wouldn't restore all the system files, etc. So, I made a mistake, at least from TM's point of view :)

    How can I tell TM that the archive existing on the external drive is in fact the archive of this cloned disk?
     
  4. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    Even if the hard drive isn't named the same, Time Machine shouldn't have a problem; when I booted up from my CCC backup on an external HD, it automatically started trying to back up to my Time Machine volume. So I dunno what's gone wrong in your case.
     

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