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Transfer a Time Machine volume to a larger disk
Authored by: Auricchio on Dec 16, '10 08:57:14AM
In this article, Apple shows the steps to simply copy backups.backupsdb to a new drive using the Finder.

This applies to 10.6 Snow Leopard. I've included the salient part of the article:

Mac OS X v10.6: How to transfer your backups from your current hard drive to a new hard drive

If you upgrade to a new hard drive with a larger capacity, you may want to transfer your existing Time Machine backups to it before using it for regular backups. To keep your existing backups on your new, larger backup hard drive, follow these steps:

Connect your new hard drive.

In Disk Utility, make sure it has a GUID partition and is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If needed, reformat the drive as Mac OS Extended with a GUID partition. If you do not know how, see the steps in this article. Note: Back up any data on the hard drive before you format it.

Select the new drive's icon on the desktop and choose Get Info from the File menu. Make sure "Ignore ownership on this volume" is not enabled.

Open Time Machine preferences in System Preferences. Slide the Time Machine switch to Off.

In Finder, double-click the current backup hard drive to open its Finder window.

Drag the folder "Backups.backupd" to the new hard drive. Enter an administrator user name and password, then click OK to start the copying process. This may take some time to complete because all your backups will be copied.

In Time Machine System Preferences click "Select Disků" Select your new hard drive, then click "Use for Backup."

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Transfer a Time Machine volume to a larger disk
Authored by: tempel on Dec 16, '10 01:17:02PM

Alright. I feel stumped. I think that with Snow Leopard, this method is indeed much better to use than mine.



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