• Archive a TM backup to a different but in-use USB drive

    From nospam@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 1 10:53:09 2021
    In article <sgo2ol$env$1@dont-email.me>, Wade Garrett <wade@cooler.net>
    wrote:

    I have a years Time Machine backups on USB hard drive A.

    Is there a way to archive the Backups.backupdb folder for storage onto
    USB drive B which is in use and has data on it that I need to keep there?

    Maybe create another partition on drive B?

    do not mix the two.

    you will need to create a new partition and clone it with superduper,
    which is designed to clone time machine drives. the free version will
    suffice if you don't already own it.

    finder is suppose to be able to copy time machine drives, but it's not reliable. you could try that first but it's probably not worth the
    trouble, as it will likely fail.

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  • From Wade Garrett@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 1 10:29:40 2021
    I have a year’s Time Machine backups on USB hard drive “A”.

    Is there a way to archive the Backups.backupdb folder for storage onto
    USB drive “B” which is in use and has data on it that I need to keep there?

    Maybe create another partition on drive B?

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  • From Wade Garrett@21:1/5 to nospam on Wed Sep 1 11:38:36 2021
    On 9/1/21 10:53 AM, nospam wrote:
    In article <sgo2ol$env$1@dont-email.me>, Wade Garrett <wade@cooler.net> wrote:

    I have a year¹s Time Machine backups on USB hard drive ³A².

    Is there a way to archive the Backups.backupdb folder for storage onto
    USB drive ³B² which is in use and has data on it that I need to keep there?

    Maybe create another partition on drive B?

    do not mix the two.

    you will need to create a new partition and clone it with superduper,
    which is designed to clone time machine drives. the free version will
    suffice if you don't already own it.

    finder is suppose to be able to copy time machine drives, but it's not reliable. you could try that first but it's probably not worth the
    trouble, as it will likely fail.

    Yeah, the more I think about, your first sentence is probably the best
    advice.

    I think I'll abandon the project and pop for an additional external USB
    drive- they're cheap enough...

    --
    What use is wisdom when folly reigns?
    - Yiddish proverb

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