Transfer Time Machine Backups

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

    Dmac77

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    Hi,

    I will be getting a new External HDD for Time Machine backups soon. I was wondering if it is possible to transfer my current backups on my current External HDD, to my new external HDD. I would really hate to lose all of my current backups, so if anyone knows how to do this, I would really appreciate your help!

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Try cloning the drive using Carbon Copy Cloner or Superduper. Once the clone is complete, you can always test it by plugging in the new drive and restoring an old file from time machine.
     
  3. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Open Disk Utility then click on the TM drive> Restore> Original TM as Source>then New TM drive as Destination> hit restore.. done
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    That might work too. Isn't that just cloning the drive from disk utility?
     
  5. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dmac77

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    Thank You so much! I have like 9 months of backups, and it would really suck id I lost them. I'll try your suggestions when I get my new external.

    Thanks!

    Don
     

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