I'm copying the backup folder of Time Machine, but it's taking too long, the backup is 90GB and the copy already reports 160GB and there's 60% to go yet, so I suspect it's copying hardlinks as different "solid" versions of the files. (which would take up much more space than I have avaible, which is 300GB)
I tried making a partition of 120 GB to fit it by restoring from disk utility, but it said there wasn't enough space.
Also tried to restore to a sparse bundle on a partition with 300GB free, but didn't work either.
Is there a better or smarter way of doing this within my 300GB space?
edit & PS: The only alternative if this doesn't work is keeping only the last backup and saying bye bye to the older ones.
PS 2: Time Machine just recognized the old Backup folder and resumed from it even when the OS was freshly re-installed.