Only keep keep last backup from time-machine.

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Ritte, May 9, 2013.

  1. Ritte macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    I just bought an external HDD, I already have one for TM.
    Can I take the folder of the last backup and put it the new external drive which I will be using for new backups, just for safety reasons?

    Will that include all the files from latest backup? Because it seems a little too small.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If you really don't care about the older backups, I recommend just starting with a full backup on to the new disk.

    I know it will take time, but will not take much more time than copying from one disk to another. And while it's easy to copy a whole time machine disk, it's a bit more complicated just to copy the latest backup.

    Also, I would recommend just putting the old disk on a shelf for at least a week just to make sure the new disk is working okay.
  3. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    I have the same question, I just need ONE backup, Im sick to erase old backups and do a backup again! time machine suucks in option, very limited! any other soft?
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    why not just use superduper or CCC and do inremental udate?

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