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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: luhmann on Jul 17, '09 04:15:09AM

I took a look at this, and thought: Surely this is not the Apple way? Sure enough, one can simply hold down the option key when selecting the time machine menu icon and one will see an option: "Browse Other Time Machine Disks" instead of "Enter Time Machine." Doing it this way you can restore from your previous backup without having to do ANY of the steps mentioned in this hint or the previous hint about new logic boards.

Of course, browsing an old backup is not the same as "reconnecting" in that Time Machine won't simply pick up where you left off. Best to buy a new drive, they are cheap enough, and save yourself the trouble. I know for a some people the above steps may not seem like trouble, but I believe most users will prefer to just hold down the option key to restore from a backup made on a previous computer/hard drive/logic board, and start over with a new backup after the switch.



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As if ever hints here were for 'most people'
Authored by: hamarkus on Sep 30, '09 05:23:50AM

A large proportion of hints here are not what 'most people' would do.



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