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08-25-2008, 04:17 AM
Hi there,
After reading through various forums I couldn't find a method of moving ONLY the Time Machine archive folder to a new destination. Without actually cloning the whole source drive.
In my case the source drive was bigger then the new TM drive and had lots of other data on it as well.

here's what I did:
- download and unpack the script attached to this post.
- Switch off Time Machine in the preferences.
- mount both source and destination disks
- open SuperDuper! and select appropriate source and destination.
- Load the attached script and check the settings.
- go.
(!! it will wipe the destination drive but only put the TM archive on it.)
- unmount the destination drive
- switch TM back on and change TM disk to the new drive.

Obviously this is at our own risk.
Hope it of help to anyone.

08-25-2008, 08:31 AM
Glad you were able to get your task accomplished! Basic script would be:

Include "Exclude all files"
copy "Backups.backupdb"

Not too hard, I hope! :)

08-25-2008, 11:53 AM
No indeed, not very hard.
But since google search didn't give me a straight answer for this situation I thought I'd post it.
It was my reason for upgrading to full SD, which is fab by the way:)
Cheers, Bastiaan

08-25-2008, 12:14 PM
Thanks, Bastiaan -- glad you like it, and thanks for contributing the script!