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Can I switch external hard drives and still access old Time Machine backups?

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Nov 13, 2012 8:09 AM

I have a Mac Book Pro linked to 2 1TB external hard drives, one used as my Time Machine Back up, the other used as a manual ad hoc back up and to store even older files.

 

The TM back up drive is now full. If I just unplug it/switch it off and plug in and set up a new 2TB hard drive as my TM back up, will I still be able to access the back ups on the original TM drive if necessary, through TM?

 

Wil it be a start over situation with the new drive, performing a complete back up to begin with?

 

Or would you advise me to transfer the old back folder to the new drive, given that it will be larger?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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