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restored TM backup not automatically re-bind to new drive
Authored by: gabrielradic on Sep 04, '08 01:14:19PM

After a fatal HDD failure, I replaced my MacBook's internal drive with a new one. I then restored al my stuff from an external TM backup. (Everything worked very smoothly here, Leopard rocks really hard.)

I then tried to pair again the external TM drive with the "new old" system, by simply selecting it in the TM pref pane.

After this, TM first scans the entire drive and then reports that there isn't enough space (70GB to backup, only 30GB free on the TM drive) . It's obviously trying to create a new full backup on the TM drive, instead of re-binding the old one to the system that was actually restored from it.

So, what I believe is that there another parameter than the MAC address.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.


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