Moving a Time Machine backup
Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:32 AM
How? I was looking for this feature for a VERY long time but I still do not see it. I am running on Mountain Lion with the latest patches applied.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:30 AM
IIRC, you can't just add more space with a new drive. What it now supports is multiple TM drives that can be switched out (so that you can keep one off-site, for example).
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:45 AM
Anyone understand have any ideas as to why my finder based copy would not work?
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:36 PM
Which steps did you find confusing?
Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:53 AM
Also, if I am not mistaken, a sparsebundle dragged to a local drive (USB, firewire or thunderbolt drive) will continue to work even though the disk image container will no longer be mandatory. But the reverse, a Backups.backupdb folder dragged to a network drive will not work.
This post has been edited by Martian: 08 November 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:51 AM
At the finder level go to help and search for "Time Machine". The search returns a number of items - look for "if TM backup disk runs out of space" Here you will find simple instructions for starting a new backup and also moving your existing backups to the new larger disk.