HT1427: Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your MacLearn about Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your Mac
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to katieclarn)
Although the documentation says you can copy Time Machine backups in the Finder, it's very slow and sometimes doesn't work at all.
Launch Disk Utility, open the built-in help, and search for the term "Duplicate." Follow the instructions. . That shouldn't be a problem, because you don't want to mix backup and non-backup data on the same drive anyway. Turn Time Machine in its preference pane while copying the volume.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 1:41 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thanks for your help- on my disk utility there was no help subject called duplicate so wasn't sure what to do. I went through the instructions of how to back up through the finder and seems to have worked. FIngers crossed (tried carbon copy cloner and that didn't work at all for some reason).
Appreciate the help both
Currently Being ModeratedOct 7, 2013 1:46 AM (in response to katieclarn)
I've made copies of Time Machine backups from smaller drives to larger using Carbon Copy Cloner using the 'block copy' method and it works great.
I would suggest that you try CCC again, this time selecting the block copy method. It should work (it's always worked for me!).