Time Machine: Migrate 160gb to 500gb drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SafariX, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. SafariX macrumors member

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    I have a Western Digital 160gb MyBook as my current Time Machine backup drive on my 2.2SR MBP. I recently bought a 500gb MyBook as a replacement.

    How do I let time machine know to migrate my existing backups to the new drive AND start backing up to the new disk?
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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  4. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Simply use the free SuperDuper trial to copy the TimeMachine backup to the new harddrive. It's trivial; it will take a few hours to copy. Then disconnect the old drive and tell TimeMachine to use the new drive. It will see and use the existing backup.
     

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