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upgrading TM drive?
Authored by: jspivack on Oct 29, '07 03:05:59AM

I am awaiting delivery of my Macbook with Leopard, and I an trying to plan a strategy for my external HDD use. Does anyone know if Time Machine allows you to gracefully "upgrade" your Time Machine drive? That is, if i start using TM today with an external 160GB HDD, and the in 6 months I want to upgrade to a 400GB HDD to have some more space, is there a way I can migrate the existing TM data and files to the new drive? For example, if I simply copy the TM folder to the new drive, will TM:
- recognize this and continue to use and increment it?
- ignore this, and start a new, non-incremental TM backup, leaving me browse access to the initial TM backup?
- ignore this, and start a new, non-incremental TM backup, leaving me no access to the initial TM backup?

Thanks
Jeff
[cross-posted from the MacWorld forums]



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upgrading TM drive?
Authored by: jspivack on Oct 29, '07 03:57:10AM
OK, I should have checked apple.com first:


"If you do run out of space, the best thing to do is to attach a new backup disk. After you attach the new disk, open Time Machine preferences and click Change Disk to choose it as your Time Machine backup disk."

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/15137.html

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upgrading TM drive?
Authored by: lssmit02 on Oct 31, '07 10:46:32AM

Except, the link you posted to Apple's site doesn't answer your question, which is whether you can copy your existing TM backup to the new drive, and then continue backing up to the copy as if nothing had changed. That would be great.



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upgrading TM drive?
Authored by: lssmit02 on Oct 31, '07 11:15:11AM
After doing a little digging, it looks like Shirt Pocket software may add this to SuperDuper!. See this discussion on their site: link

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