2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2008 10:05 PM by VA2020
dbrandt6 Level 1 (30 points)
to transfer the Time Machine data from the 500GB to the 1TB HD, it says there is not enough room?
By the way, there is 79 GB still available on the 500GB HD, and 875GB available on the 1TB HD. I've noticed that the original Time Machine 500GB HD is formatted Mac OS Extended (journaled) while the 1TB is formatted Mac OS Extended Case-Sensitive, Journaled. Could that be causing the problem?
Thanks... Doug

1.8 G5, MBP Duo, iPhone 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Peggy Lynn Level 4 (2,470 points)
    You should change the the 1TB drive to Mac OS Extended (journaled) but the fact that it is case sensitive isn't likely to be responsible for the error message. Try checking the partitioning in Disk Utility. Click on the upper icon for your 1TB drive. The Partition Map Scheme should be GUID for Intel Macs or Apple Partition Map for PPC Macs. Master Boot Record partitioning can cause all sorts of odd problems. Make sure that you have your new drive rather than your old drive selected as the Time Machine drive in System Preferences > Time Machine.

    Time Machine was not designed to copy its own files to another drive. SuperDuper! works well for that purpose.
  • VA2020 Level 4 (3,450 points)
    How are you performing the transfer? Have you tried using the Restore function in Disk Utility?