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10.5: Reconnect Time Machine backup after drive swap
Authored by: rich k on Apr 15, '10 12:08:59PM

Final outcome:
I restored the FSACLCTL command using Pacifist from my 10.5 install disk. I then attempted to change the UUID of the backup sparsebundle file on my Time Capsule. This appeared to work, but didn't.
SO, after running one more CCC backup of my boot drive for safety, I changed my boot drive UUID to match the back up UUID. That nailed it. Unfortunately, in the meantime I had lost many of the older back up iterations as Time Machine, thinking the older backups to be from a different Mac, erased them one by one while methodically bringing the data "up to date". But at least I have back ups from Oct. 09 forward, instead of none at all.
Bottom line - if at all possible, use Time Machine to restore into a new drive, rather than Carbon Copy Cloner or another drive-to-drive copy. But if, like me, that is not an option, and you've been using a network-based backup scheme like a Time Capsule, changing the new drive's UUID will work.



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