Upgrading MBP Hard Drive, Backup data with Time Machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ebd.i.am, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

    ebd.i.am

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    I have a quick question..

    I just received my new 500GB hard drive for my mbp and I was wondering if I install the new hdd, will I be able to retrieve all my files from my WD MyBook which is set to be the default backup source for Time Machine?

    I do not want to backup everything I have, it would be too time consuming.... ugh..

    thanks..
     
  2. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: Once you finish your installation from the OSX CD's, the migration assistant will ask you if you want to restore your files. Just choose your Time Machine drive.
     
  3. ebd.i.am thread starter macrumors 6502

    ebd.i.am

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    Thank you so much..

    everything worked like a charm.

    It's like I never re-installed os x, everything is exactly as it was..lol
     
  4. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    can I restore my TM backup over the network through a AEBSn+hdd setup?
     

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