Recently got a repaired MBP back, Time Machine won't recognize old backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by peppermints, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. peppermints macrumors newbie

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    Hello all.

    I got my MBP back yesterday from a logicboard replacement. I tried doing a backup today, and it failed multiple times - wouldn't even get started "preparing". I then attempted to enter Time Machine, and there was nothing there. I double checked to see if the actual backup data was still on my HDD, and sure enough it was.

    So I then repaired the drive with Disk Utility. Now I am able to backup- but not in the same backup as my previous Time Machine. They're now listed as "____ Computer" (original) and "____ Computer 2", both in the "Backups.backupdb" folder.

    Any idea why it's not recognizing the other backup and what I can do to fix it?
     
  2. e.m. macrumors 6502

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    i'm pretty sure you're backing up via network, right?

    new logic board comes with a new MAC address, so as far as network timemeachine backups are concerned, you have a different machine.

    if you rename the old sparse disk bundle's name to the new one and trash the new one, it should work.
     
  3. peppermints thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually using an external HDD. Would that be the same process?
     
  4. e.m. macrumors 6502

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    hm, I'm not sure.
     

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