Fix time machine after cloning your backup disk
So I’d swapped out my time machine hard drive for a new one. I superdupered the old backup onto the new disk, but time machine wouldn’t work. You get an error in the logs like:
“Cookie file is not readable or does not exist at path: /Volumes/backup/.0017f2cec48d ”
So what you need to do, is replace the cookie file. The bit to notice is that the number for the filename is your mac address:
“sudo cp /var/db/.TimeMachine.Cookie /Volumes/backup/. 0017f2cec48d”
in my case.
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