08-21-2010, 08:30 PM #1Making a Fresh Time Machine Backup After Snow Leopard Upgrade?
A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded to Snow Leopard. Before upgrading, I made a Time Machine backup in Leopard, to my external hard drive. After a couple of days of trying out Snow Leopard and making sure all was functioning well, I ran Time Machine and added to the existing Leopard backup I already had. Time Machine seems to function fine, but my question is this -- Is it better that now I am using Snow Leopard, to format my external drive and make a fresh from scratch backup with Time Machine? My concern of course is, if I ever do need to restore my Macbook, that the current backup will work ok.
What method did you use, and what do you recommend?
08-21-2010, 10:42 PM #2
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08-21-2010, 10:47 PM #3
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08-22-2010, 11:03 AM #5
I had no choice but to reformat my Time Capsule after I was all set up on my new iMac. The backup from the old Mac took up too much space. I actually had trouble trying to delete the old backup for that Mac.
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08-22-2010, 11:05 AM #6
Great! This is the option I was leaning toward, for peace of mind alone.
I'll make sure to format the drive and run a nice, new backup.
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