Question about Time Machine and new external drive

mpemburn

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 11, 2008
50
0
Bel Air, MD USA
Hi,

I've searched for this here and elsewhere and have not found a satisfactory answer as yet. Here's my problem:

I've been using Time Machine on my MacBook for a year and change, backing up to an external LaCie 500GB drive. Recently I acquired a 1TB drive to replace this and find that there's apparently no easy way to get the Time Machine database from the old drive to the new. I used Carbon Copy Cloner (as someone here suggested) and it got everything but the TM data. I've tried copying individual folders from within the old TM data structure but it tells me it's "Sorry" and refuses to do it. I would hate to have to start from scratch with TM since it has occasionally saved my bacon by finding old versions of files that I desperately needed. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance,

Mark

MacBook 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo
3GB
160GB HD
Leopard (10.5.8)
 

Tumbleweed666

macrumors 68000
Mar 20, 2009
1,654
50
Near London, UK.
Hi,

I've searched for this here and elsewhere and have not found a satisfactory answer as yet. Here's my problem:

I've been using Time Machine on my MacBook for a year and change, backing up to an external LaCie 500GB drive. Recently I acquired a 1TB drive to replace this and find that there's apparently no easy way to get the Time Machine database from the old drive to the new. I used Carbon Copy Cloner (as someone here suggested) and it got everything but the TM data. I've tried copying individual folders from within the old TM data structure but it tells me it's "Sorry" and refuses to do it. I would hate to have to start from scratch with TM since it has occasionally saved my bacon by finding old versions of files that I desperately needed. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance,

Mark

MacBook 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo
3GB
160GB HD
Leopard (10.5.8)
Try this http://njmac.blogspot.com/2008/11/move-time-machine-backups-to-new-volume.html
 

mpemburn

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 11, 2008
50
0
Bel Air, MD USA
Thanks Tumbleweed666.

Oy, I sure don't want to go through the hours that it'd take to move everything again. Think I'll just keep the old drive as a fall-back and hook it up to TM if I ever need to get something older than what's on the new drive. Eventually, it'll all become obsolete (like in a year) and I can give the old drive to my wife.

Thanks Apple -- this is one you didn't think through too well.

Mark
 
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