What happens with Time Machine/Time Capsule when upgrading to Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by applefan289, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    My Time Capsule has all applications (like Mail, etc.) backed up from Snow Leopard. What happens to my backup when I upgrade to Lion? Will it replace the old Mail with the new Mail? Will there be any issues?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    It will continue working just as it has been.

    jW
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But will there be old applications from Snow Leopard backed up taking up space?

    In other words, will Mail 4.5 still be backed up on Time Capsule even though I'm using Mail 5 with Lion? Or will Mail 4.5 be deleted?
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    As I said, it will work exactly the same way. So yes, there will be an old version of Mail, and any other application or file that you've changed, until space is needed for more backups. Remember, it simply starts deleting old backups when it runs out of space, so you're not really losing anything by letting it keep those for a while.

    jW
     

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