My current (being phased out) setup on my iMac is SSD contains OS, HDD contains my home folder.
/Volumes/iMacSSD/ is the OS
/Users/iMac is a symlink to
/Volumes/iMacHDD/ is my 2T HDD I want to put everything on. There is enough room!
On the time machine backup, that is how it is stored. Both drives are backed up and all my data is there.
I want to remove the SSD from the iMac and just have the single large HDD. When I restore from the TM backup the home folder is just a symlink to a folder that does not exist. This is expected.
I have manually removed the symlink and replaced it with an actual folder, but trying to copy the backed up 'home' folder is not working out so well.
I want to just "move" the contents of
/Volumes/iMacSSD/User/iMac. This would make the backup like it came from a single drive. So when I restore to a single drive everything would be there.
root privileges is not enough to modify the TM drive. How would I go about converting the symlink
iMac to a hard link? or is there a better option?
Any attemp to modify (via
mv) results in a "this is not allowed/you can't do that" error. (I don't recall the exact wording)
EDIT: "error" messages
rm iMac =
rm: iMac: Permission denied
sudo rm iMac =
rm: iMac: Operation not permitted