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tmutil inheritbackup & tmutil associatedisk  simplified

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The difference between (Terminal commands)

 

tmutil inheritbackup & tmutil associatedisk

 

simplified:

 

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.

 

Examples:

tmutil inheritbackup {machine_directory | sparsebundle}

 

tmutil associatedisk [-a] mount_point snapshot_volume

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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