Previous TM to migrate to TC?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whohasaquestion, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. whohasaquestion macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    Well, the title pretty much asks the question. I used to do TM backup on an external HD but now I have TC, how do I integrate the copies on the external HD into TC?

    Someone must have run into the same problem, right?
  2. deafgoose macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2011
    Try dropping your backup file into the Data folder on your Time Capsule.

    Then setup the time machine to backup to the TC.

  3. whohasaquestion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2011
    You sure that will work?

    Well, I have the external HD connected to Macbook Air. And when I am on TM preference screen, click "Option", it shows "exclude these items from backups". My TM backup copy on external HD was initially on the list, but I took it off. Do you think that will do the migration? Or is it better to do it your way?

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