Time Machine / Time Capsule - using just that for drive replacement

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spaceballl, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    #1
    Hi there,

    I'm going to be replacing my brother's 80GB drive with a 160GB drive. I've done this by using an external enclosure, but I don't feel like spending the few bucks on one, and I have spare time. His computer is hooked up to a time capsule via gigabit ethernet. If I pull out the drive and install the OS on the new drive, can I then recover all of the data from the time machine backup on the time capsule? I'll be using gigabit ethernet. Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Yes but if you're recovering the entire system, it will be slow.

    I did a complete restore on my MBP (because of a botched Snow Leopard install and it took nearly 8 hours. I'd recommend cloning the drive and restoring from that.
     
  3. spaceballl thread starter macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    Yeah I know it will be slow - i'll just leave it on overnight. Thanks!
     

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