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    Switching Time Machine Drives?
    I have let's say HD-A. It is the present Time Machine hard drive. Well, I bought HD-B today, and want it to replace HD-A. How do I do so, and still retain all my current backups?
    -Mario | Wedding and Portrait Photographer

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    First ask yourself how long do you intend to keep the old backups and will an old backup really be useful?

    Just put the old Time Machine HDD aside somewhere and don't use it. Attach the new drive and Time Machine will start over by backing everything up again. Whenever you feel you no longer need the old Time Machine backups use Disk Utility to erase and re-format the drive.

    Regards.

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    My intentions were to sell HD-A because it's not being used anymore, but it'd be nice, for the just in case, to have those previous backups. I've used them before and they come in QUITE handy. Would just hate to have it be "one of those times" you know.
    -Mario | Wedding and Portrait Photographer

    Black Macbook 2.4GHz 4GB-RAM | ViewSonic 20.1" Widescreen | 2x 500GB WD MyBooks | Wacom Bamboo | iPhone 8GB | Canon-equipped.

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