switching from TM hdd to Time Capsule help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by superspiffy, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    I have a TM hdd hooked up to my AEBS and I'm backing up over wifi. If I was going to switch to Time Capsule, can I just transfer over all my TM backups from the old hdd to the new Time Capsule?
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040



    Open Disk Utility > click on the TM Source >drag the 'old" TM into {Source} > then drag the "new" TM into {destination} finally click on Restore button ...

    Doing these steps it'll [move] the TM file from the 'old' drive to the new drive.. And it'll take some time to complete..

    Just re-check TM preference panel that the "new" TM is being used.. If the drive is being used then your golden..
  3. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2007
    Would this method save all my incremental backups?
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040



    I followed the steps that I've posted and it's working fine ever since i did it .. {Went from 80GB to 320GB}.. Took roughly 35 mins to complete the transfer..

    Yes it'll save all backups... Just rename the "old" TM drive, so you don't get the drives confused...

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