time machine and migration

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

  1. thewall macrumors member

    thewall

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    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

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    Oct 25, 2015
    #2
    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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