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bio website splatteredbits.com
location Portland, OR
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comment How can I use an existing Time Machine backup with my new computer?
The backups from my old computer use 1.1 TBs of a 1.5 TB drive. If I start backing up my new computer from scratch, the new backups will be limited to the remaining 0.4 TBs. If I tie the new computer to the old computer's backups, I get access to the old computer's files (which is what I want, since conceptually the two machines are the same) and Time Machine will delete old backups to free up space.
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comment How can I use an existing Time Machine backup with my new computer?
It does use UUID, but also watches the name of the disk. If OS X detects the UUID of a disk changes, it falls back on the disc's name to pair a disk with a backu. The first backup after the UUID changes, it will do a full backup of the new disk (because it knows the disk is different), but as part of the history of the old disk.
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