Saving/Transferring Time Machine Backups

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swindmill, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. swindmill macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    I have my Time Machine backups on one partition of a USB drive. I need to reformat the drive to have only one partition. Is there any way I can save those backups and have them still work? Could I transfer them to another drive temporarily and then back to the reformatted drive?
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Use Disk Utility to copy an image of your current TM partition (source) to another disk (destination). Check to make sure TM works with the new drive, then format the old one and use Disk Utility to copy the image back again.
     
  3. gusious macrumors 65816

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  4. swindmill thread starter macrumors 6502a

    swindmill

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    Perfect. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks
     

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