Got the new HD. Formatted as GUID / Mac journaled. Tried to copy the backup.backupsdb folder across using finder but it failed. Trying restore from the disk utility also fails. Error quoted is that a file is in use on the original backup disk. But it can't be, can it? The disk isn't mounted. HELP please! Also tried Carboncopy but that will not copy time machine backups.
Success. Rebooted into recovery mode. Started up Disk Utility and then ran first aid on the existing 2TB backup. It fixed 'something'. Then still in recovery mode, recovery the date from my old HD onto the new one. 2 days later (USB2 -> 2TB), success.!!!
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