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nvr_home 12-09-2011 09:38 AM

Time Machine Backups - newbie
Hi everyone!

I have a question about Time Machine backups on my MBP 4,1 early 2008 machine.

I have Time Machine all set up and its doing regular backups to my 640GB Seagate portable GoFlex HDD.

I believe my OEM 200GB Fujitsu HDD is going bad and would like to know how to recover everything from the backups. It is just a matter of time before the stock HDD fails and it is already making strange noises.

Thanks for your response!


chscag 12-09-2011 02:36 PM

Swap out the Fujitsu for a new hard drive and use your Time Machine backup to restore:

Install the new hard drive, boot the MBP with your install DVD, format the new hard drive, install OS X. After OS X is installed, attach your TM backup drive and do a full restore.

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