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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: shepster on Feb 03, '08 01:07:09PM

This is the beginning of something good, but I don't think it quite accomplishes what it hopes to do. I followed the instructions to the letter, but when Time Machine started backing things up, it backed up the entire disk. This seems to be what others have experienced as well.

My situation is a bit different, though. I got a new computer and migrated my settings from the old to the new. These are all the same files (except the system files, perhaps. I went from a PPC mini to an Intel mini) but since they have been copied over they have new inodes. The paths are still the same.

Nonetheless, I was hoping to use the old backup as a starting point. Though I am able to restore from older files, my backup archive has doubled in size because Time Machine thinks every single one of my files has been changed.



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: dethbunny on Feb 04, '08 01:49:20AM

That can be a serious issue, but I have a feeling that fixing it would require a much deeper understanding of FSEvents than I have been blessed with. If you've got any ideas I'd love to hear them.



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: barrysharp on Feb 04, '08 09:14:13AM

If you feel comfortable about deleting the older backups (ones prior to making the computer switch) then much of the increase in TM backup space could be reduced.

Post back and say if the new FULL backup created a new folder for the backup snapshots.

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Regards... Barry Sharp



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