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Don't copy an active TM backup
Authored by: koyeung on Aug 09, '08 07:40:28PM

one sentence is missing from original post: "As minimal steps and without additional hardware, ..."

The sparse bundle contains more (including old changes) than the main harddisk, there is still benefit to keep the copy even on the same harddisk.
If no attached firewire HD is available, backup to the main HD is better than nothing :) The drawback of here is it takes a lot of time to do the copying.

You are right that we need to stop TM before copying the bundle. That's critical.

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