2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 10:07 AM by etresoft
OlafMeding Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

How do I copy the Backups.backupdb folder from my old drive to a new and bigger drive?  I don't loose the history of changes.


I tried to do this with the Finder by just dragging the folder (after turning off time machine).  Will this work?  It gave me a message reading: "You may need to enter the name and password for an administrator on this computer to change the item named "Backups.backupdb."  I pressed the continue button but never had to enter a password.  It took a full day to finish.  I was logged w/o admin privilidges.


I am using Snow Leopard and are planing to upgrade to Mountain Lion.  I have a 2008 MacPro and an external LaCie FireWire hard drive.


So I wonder, are there better ways to copy the Backups.backupdb folder?  And thanks for sharing your insights.