2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 11:19 AM by FairfromCA
FairfromCA Level 1 Level 1

I've backed up my computer using my Time Machine  for the last year. But recently my computer's motherboard was  replaced and the below trick question is presented upon my backup attempts. Can anyone tell me if I should Create New Backup or Inherit Backup History? Indeed I'm using the same computer so not sure whether to which button to push.

 

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Thanks!


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Reply by Kappy on Feb 4, 2013 11:10 AM Helpful

Change the motherboard, and it's no longer the same computer. That's why Time Machine wants to do a new backup. This is normal behavior no different than if you actually bought a new computer.

 

Before you proceed consider if you may need to erase the backup drive first to enable adequate space. Otherwise, you will have your new backups and the old ones.

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Change the motherboard, and it's no longer the same computer. That's why Time Machine wants to do a new backup. This is normal behavior no different than if you actually bought a new computer.

     

    Before you proceed consider if you may need to erase the backup drive first to enable adequate space. Otherwise, you will have your new backups and the old ones.

  • FairfromCA Level 1 Level 1

    This is why one should look at other discussions before posting. Nov 20, 2011, Fortuny answered Markyd's question, and solved my problem with a link to http://pondini.org/TM/B5.html.

    I apologize for cluttering the board with redundancy!