Using Time Machine Drive With Another Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anirban, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Hello all!

    I have regularly been using TM with my Leopard. I just wiped my MBP clean and installed Snow Leopard. I have done a manual restore of all the files I need.

    My question is, can I use the old TM hard drive as the new TM backup drive, without losing the old backups? In other words, if I plug in the old TM drive and designate it as a backup disk, would my old backups be removed?

  2. ElphabaPotter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    Sorry for moving this old post up but I can't seem to find the answer for this either.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    You should be able to keep your old backups from Leopard. Though, I've never done a restore from a Leopard time period onto SL, so I'm not sure how that would work out. I imagine as long as you're grabbing individual files you're fine, but a full restore from a period before the SL upgrade might get interesting.

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