2653 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2010 7:51 PM by miataman95
no, there is no way to merge backups. your logic board was replaced during the repairs which is why this happened. but TM should have offered you to continue the old backup sequence on the first backup. at least it does this after you use migration assistant, maybe not a full system restore as you did, I'm not sure. in any event, it's too late now. you can continue the new backup sequence. you can still access your old backups. to do that control-click on TM in the dock and select "browse other TM disks". of course, you can also erase the TM drive with disk utility and start backups from scratch.
Well, that's a bummer.
Is there a way to throw away some of the older backups & keep the newer one. Say maybe I want to throw away the 2 or 3 oldest weeks of the back up that I can not use any more. That way I can keep as much of the backups as I can. Then every week or so I just throw away another old weeks worth of backup.
It would be like manually pruning out the old data.
you can manually delete old backups as follows. first enter browse mode as described earlier and navigate to some backup in the old backup sequence. click on the "gears" action" button in Finder's toolbar and select "delete backup". this will delete the entire system backup for that time point. but really, that's quite a hassle. i would just erase the drive and start backups from scratch.