Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to ipodconnected)
Hello, a common problem feature...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I tried the instructions at the website listed above in the box that says Associate an OSX volume. I used terminal and used the command: sudo tmutil associatedisk -a / then dragged the old Macintosh HD volume from the time machine backup to the terminal and it showed the path for it. However it does not work, once I enter the password so I could change it to the new volume, I get the message: sudo: tmutil: command not found and I can not go any further than that. Do these instructions apply to Leopard 10.5? that's what I'm using.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2013 11:33 PM (in response to ipodconnected)
So is this the norm, you replace your internal hard drive, and time machine backups from before that no longer work correctly?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to ipodconnected)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks BDAqua for the replys. I looked at the Troubleshooting link at the Pondini website and this is what I found under TM is doing a full backup for no good reason :
- new or erased internal hard drive if restored via Time Machine full restore, Setup Assistant, or Migration Assistant will do a full backup. There’s no way to prevent it.A
So basically it looks like there's no way to prevent this. With that being said I pulled a few files out of the TM archives, then deleted all the old backups (it took about about half an hour to empty the trash for apx. 360,000 items). Then turned TM back on and started over with a full backup.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to ipodconnected)
Sadly, I conder TM the worst most cantankerous backup app of all time.
Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...
Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 10:18 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Is carbon copy cloner free? I like the way TM works for going back in time to look up files that I have deleted off my internal hard drive, just don't like it for doing a system restore, although it will work for that but you will have to delete all your old backups afterwards if you want it to work the same as before.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2013 10:33 PM (in response to ipodconnected)
Sadly... or not, it's no longer free, but...
TB can do everything TM, CCC, & SD can do & far more, then they also have...
Which puts Apple's interface to shame big time.