Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ruffNstuff, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. ruffNstuff macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new 2TB hard drive for use with Time Machine, and boot camp, to replace my old 400gig portable one. How do I move my old backups over? Whenever I try I get the message

    The item “____________ _________’s MacBook Pro” can’t be moved because “Backups.backupdb” can’t be modified.

    Any Ideas? :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    As far as the TM backup goes you should be able to clone the old drive to a partition on the new one with Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper.
     
  3. ruffNstuff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry

    After combing through our forms as well as apple support I gave up and created this thread.....

    After looking around on my mac I found Migration Assistant.... its in the utilities folder (lots of cool stuff there) it moves the backup but i cant make it send the backup to my new drive
     
  4. killerwhack macrumors regular

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    mister redman is right

    You will want to get super duper or a cloning program that can re-create the existing partition on the new drive. I have done this and it took 24 hours for 800 gigabytes of material.
     

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