time machine and migration

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thewall, May 26, 2016.

  1. thewall macrumors member


    Oct 2, 2007
    I had time machine running on my iMac running Mavericks i have now transfered all data to a new iMac running El Capitian, when i did the migration i unplugged the time machine hard drive as when it was installed the migration would not work, what now do i just plug it in or do i have to reformat the hard drive and start again which isn't a problem if thats the easiest
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    The easiest thing to do is to erase the Time Machine hard drive, making sure you format it as Apple Extended Format (Journalled), then start a fresh backup.

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