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@baldowl baldowl/mds_ops.sh
Created Dec 27, 2011

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Moving a Time Machine Disk
# disable indexing on the backup disk
sudo mdutil -i off /Volume/MyBackupDisk
# delete Spotlight's indexes
sudo rm -rf /Volume/MyBackupDisk/.Spotlight-V100
# re-enable indexing
sudo mdutil -i on /Volume/MyBackupDisk
# configure that disk as the new backup destination
sudo tmutil setdestination /Volumes/MyBackupDisk
# claim the machine directory, previously used by the old Mac
sudo tmutil inheritbackup /Volumes/MyBackupDisk/Backups.backupdb/MyMac
# bind all the snapshots to this Mac's disk
sudo tmutil associatedisk -a / \
/Volumes/MyBackupDisk/Backups.backupdb/MyMac/Latest/MyOldDisk
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