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tmutil inheritbackup & tmutil associatedisk  simplified

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The difference between (Terminal commands)


tmutil inheritbackup & tmutil associatedisk




Use these command to get you old backup instead of starting new backup when you change either the source of the destination disk:


changed destination: tmutil inheritbackup


changed source*: tmutil associatedisk -a


* The -a option tells associatedisk to find all snapshot volumes in the same machine

  directory that match the identity of MyStuff, and then perform the association on all of them.



tmutil inheritbackup {machine_directory | sparsebundle}


tmutil associatedisk [-a] mount_point snapshot_volume

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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