Thread: Time Machine Backups - newbie
12-09-2011, 09:38 AM #1
Time Machine Backups - newbie
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- Dec 08, 2011
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!
12-09-2011, 02:36 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
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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