2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 2:51 PM by TonyInSF
TonyInSF Level 1 (0 points)

My Time Machine backup disk is starting to make strange noises and I'm afraid it might be on its last legs. I went out and bought an EXACT duplicate, same size, same brand, same everything.


I can't copy my backups to the new disk.


I've tried Disk Utility using the RESTORE feature, but it says the destination drive doesn't have enough room. I tried copying the data just using the drag-and-drap COPY in the Finder but got the same error that the destination drive doesn't have enough room.


These are 500 GB drives. The Time Machine drive has 22 GB available, so I'm only trying to copy 478 GB to a brand new, clean, erased 500 GB drive but I can't.


I want to back up this data before my Time Machine fails.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), iPad, iPhone 4, BlackBook, iPod