What would Time Machine do if I rename a volume that it backs up?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by superspiffy, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    What happens if I rename an external hdd that TM backs up (NOT backing into)? Would TM treat the drive as a "new" drive and backup the entire thing again? Can I still access old backups of files in that hdd before the name change or would they be loss?
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    TM identifies it's disk by a file stored on the disk, not by it's device name or mount point, so you can freely rename it. Just do a Get Info on the drive, and type in the new name.
     
  3. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! Glad to hear it's not that stupid. Will try it now.
     
  4. superspiffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This also means that TM won't care if I move the files that are being backed up right? It won't re-back them up?
     

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