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image containing the backup you just started and then quit. Double-
click the image, which should then mount in the Finder.
4. If you're moving from a local drive to the Time Capsule or network
volume, make sure the local drive is connected and mounted in the
Finder. If you're moving from one Time Capsule to another, make
sure the old Time Capsule is mounted in the Finder, and mount the
disk image on it that contains your existing backups (using exactly
the same procedure as in Step 3).
5. Open Disk Utility (in /Applications/Utilities ). Select any volume
in the list on the left and click Restore.
6. From the list on the left, drag your current backup volume (that's
the indented name, not the higher-level disk name) into the Source
7. Go back to the list on the left and drag the mounted disk image
(which should be named “Time Machine Backups”) into the
Destination field. Make sure Erase Destination is checked.
8. Click Restore. When the confirmation appears, click Restore again.
9. Disk Utility copies your existing backup volume onto the new
volume on your Time Capsule or network server. Depending on the
amount of data you have and whether you use a wired or wireless
network, this process could take anywhere from a few hours to
10. When the copying is finished, quit Disk Utility, and eject your
Time Capsule or network volume in the Finder.
11. In the Time Machine preference pane, switch it back On.
That's it. Time Machine should pick up where it left off the last time
you backed up to your local drive.