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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: PeeWee on Jul 15, '09 07:06:16AM

Fantastic! Although I'm not a Terminal pro at all, I managed to reconnect my backup with this guide. Since I moved my Data from one MacBook Pro to a new one using Migration Manager, I did the logic board / MAC re-pairing in the same time.

Just a notice about how long the first backup after the action took: It was remarkable 36 hours in my case to write about 8 GB, but extremely slowly. Believing something went wrong, I was close to abandon it, but resisted. Since then all further backups work as fast as usual.

Thanks a lot
PeeWee



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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: palahala on Jul 15, '09 08:56:01AM
Since I moved my Data from one MacBook Pro to a new one using Migration Manager, I did the logic board / MAC re-pairing in the same time.

I don't want to spoil your success, but... So, you've used the Migration Assistent to copy your documents and some more (but not the whole system), after you installed Mac OS X (or, onto a system that had OS X pre-installed)? If so, then the old (and now current) backup is simply not a good representation of your current Mac. Thus: you might not be able to use it for a full restore!

I'd say this hint is only safe to reconnect a backup to its original hard disk.



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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: palahala on Jul 15, '09 09:28:13AM
Though the 36 hours deep traversal may have fixed this after all...? In that case a full system restore may be possible, using this new backup or any newer backup (but not using backups that were created before the deep traversal, as I think those certainly do not match your current Mac).

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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: PeeWee on Jul 15, '09 03:07:23PM

Thanks for your reply. My priority was to get the new machine ready to work as fast as possible. I first did a block copy clone of my entire HD onto that last generation MacBook Pro, but it wasn't really satisfied with my System. That's why I migrated it, yes the whole, while I cloned the Time Machine Partition to another Disk before starting to fumble on it.

I will (try to ;-) ) do a full restore onto another disk asap. Wanted to try that anyway. Will let you know.



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