Time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dwhynman, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. dwhynman macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    I have 3 computers now backing up to one time capsule so I want to get a new back up drive for my iMac. I will only use the time capsule for my laptops. I don't want to lose all of my old iMac back ups. How can I transfer those old backups to the new drive and continue seamlessly? Is this possible?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    not sure if you can copy the bundle files from your old drive on to a new one.
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    You can copy the sparsebundle file from one drive to another, but I believe you'll have to continue the backup wirelessly (not too sure on the second part of my sentence).

    So, if you connect the new drive to the TC, mount the drives in finder and copy over the backup, you should be able to target the new drive with your iMac and continue the backup.

    I've copied backups to and from multiple drives, both for installing a larger hard drive into my Time Capsule as well as for copying it over from one Time Capsule to another. They all allowed me to continue my backups without losing previous backups.

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