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    Time machine - moved disk to AP Extreme

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    Question Time machine - moved disk to AP Extreme
    Hi

    I've just moved my external USB disk from a local USB connection to the USB socket on my AirPort Extreme. I can still see all the backup data on the drive but I can't persuade Time Machine to use the database to make new back-ups. The volume name "External" appears in the list of disks available in "Select Backup Disk..." but shows only a tiny amount of disk space available (out of 500MB) and any attempt to "Backup Now" fails for lack of space.

    How can I direct Time Machine that it should use the original database?

    Cheers

    Smudger

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    Time machine - moved disk to AP Extreme

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    Ah! I've found the answer on the Apple Support web site - the two connection methods are incompatible. I'll have to throw away my old back-ups and start afresh.

    Cheers

    Apple - Support - Discussions - Alternating an External HD between USB ...

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