Time Machine doesn't recognize old backup after logic board replacement

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by washer, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. washer macrumors member

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    #1
    I recently had my logic board on my MacBook Pro replaced and when I tried to backup, Time Machine did not recognize the old backup on the drive and tries to create a new one. The drive is mounted fine.

    Is there a way to continue using my old backup, or do I need to delete it and create a new one?
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    Austin, TX
    #2
    its possible but takes a lot of terminal commands.. i believe with snow leopard it creates backups based off the uuid and not a mac address so time machine won't be broken after such repairs
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    After having my entire machine swapped TM did not recognize the backups. I am certain they're machine specific. Can you perhaps try migration assistant in SL?
     

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