replacing MBP internal HD - what will time machine do?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pit29, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. pit29 macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2006
    The Golden State
    Hi all,

    I'm about to replace my MBP's internal HD with a larger one. I cloned the internal to an external HD using SuperDuper. Now, if I put the new HD in the MBP, format it and restore the SuperDuper backup, what will Time Machine do? Will it just continue as usual, or will a new HD lead to something changed in the file paths, causing Time Machine to back up everything? And if so, is there a way to get around it (save from doing a Time Machine restore, which would take forever - mine's on a Time Capsule)?

  2. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    I did this exact thing a month ago and it did an incremental backup as usual. Cloning is the key. I did have to unplug and replug the drive into my router, though.

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