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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: wjwt on Jun 11, '09 02:27:39AM

This is a great hint, works perfectly. Replaced the original 40GB hard drive (!) in an old G4 Quicksilver with a new 80GB drive, and TM wanted to back up 31GB (i.e. the entire contents of the drive). Used this hint exactly as described, and the backup dropped to 2.7GB. As another poster noted, took a long time "Preparing backup..." the first time, but subsequent backups are back to normal. Excellent hint -- thank you. I agree that it's surprising that Apple hasn't provided a more user-friendly way of doing this -- replacing original drives isn't uncommon!

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