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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: jamdox on Apr 02, '08 04:13:24PM

I had similar problems. After following the steps in the hint, time machine would still create a new directory when backups began. My solution was to move the contents of the old time machine directory into the new one. To do this (I believe) I used terminal to move the old directory to the base of the time machine drive, then finder to move all its subdirectories to the new directory. After I started the backup again, it renamed the new directory as the old directory and is now proceeding with a large backup (1/3 the size of my HD contents). Hope this helps.

On a related note, AppleCare told me to just restore from the backup. This didn't work, and since they didn't remind me (or I didn't remember) to backup my TM excluded files, I lost them. Way to go, AppleCare.



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10.5: Repair Time Machine after logic board changes
Authored by: miksam on Apr 16, '08 08:24:22AM

This also worked for me, but even easier. I simply moved the "old" files to the new "mymachine2" folder (system required that I authenticate) and everything worked fine. I am now accessing and updating the old backups as if nothing ever happened....



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