Why won't my cloned drive recognize the Time Machine backup?
After encountering temporary battery problems with a Macbook Air, I used Carbon Copy Cloner ( http://www.bombich.com/ ) to clone the drive. Then I transferred the cloned drive into a Macbook with the intention of using that instead of the Macbook Air. Everything worked fine with the Macbook -- except that it wouldn't recognize the Time Machine backup associated with the Macbook Air.
Anyone have any idea why the computer with the cloned drive wouldn't recognize the Time Machine backup? I'm wondering if there's something about Time Machine that records data about the actual physical machine that originally created a backup so that it won't work with a cloned drive.
Is this a good question?