Hardware :: Time Capsule Or Passport Studio

May 18, 2009

I'm thinking about get one of these, prices are not much difference between the two. 500gb TC at Micro center is $223, Apple store is 299, refurbish 199? [URL:...] I found this helpful link, going for external HDD instead. [URL:...]

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MacBook Air :: Moving Time Capsule Data - How To Restore Image From Time Capsule

Nov 29, 2010

I'm getting a new 13" MBA, upgrading from a 2006 macbook. I have it all backed up to time capsule. Can I just connect the MBA to my time capsule and restore the macbook image?

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OS X :: Time Capsule Sizing - Can I Use 500gb Time Capsule

Jun 13, 2009

Question - if I have a 500GB hard drive in my MacBook, but 80GB are partitioned separately for Windows via boot camp, can I use a 500GB Time Capsule?

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OS X :: Stream Music From Time Capsule To Mac Mini / Hookup Mini To Time Capsule Via USB

Jul 19, 2009

I am planning on purchasing a mac mini solely for the purpose of playing music - it will be hooked up to a hi-fi amplifier and speakers. All of the music that will be on the computer will be in lossless format, which is very large. I will need a lot (320+ GB?) of storage.

I'm wondering if I can cut costs by buying an old 80 GB mini and augmenting its hard drive with a time capsule. I was planning on buying a time capsule anyway, so I could save something like $300. My questions are: would I be able to stream music from the time capsule to the mac mini? Would I be able to import music from itunes directly onto the time capsule? If I hook the mini up to the time capsule via USB, can it serve as a hard-drive, even if my internet is down? Is it going to be much more worth my time to buck up and buy a new 320 GB mini?

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OS X :: Adding New Mybook Studio 2TB For Time Machine?

Apr 7, 2009

I have just had a catastrophic failure of a Maxtor basic 1.5TB USB HD as a TimeMachine backup. I was being cheap as the HD I really want is a 2TB MYbook Studio edition.

I have an iMac 24" with a mybook studio 1TB as my iTunes and Movies drive. It is in the 800 firewire socket. If I buy a 2TB I am left with 400 Firewire or USB.

My question is, can I add the 2TB to the firewire socket on the back of my 1TB mybook?

Or am I best to put it direct into the machine (iMac)

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Hardware :: Can Time Machine Backup External Drive Attached To Time Capsule?

Mar 11, 2009

I have an external 500gb drive plugged into my brand new Time Capsule. The 500gb drive basically stores my entire library of music and my iTunes points to this external drive.

Is it possible to have time machine backup all information on the 500gb drive to the time capsule, so encase the external drive takes a dump, I don't loose my entire music library? Maybe time machine is already doing this, I am not sure.

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Hardware :: Time Machine/Time Capsule/Airport Extreme With Verizon FIOS?

Nov 10, 2009

I will be getting my new Macbook Pro in the near future and am very interested in using Time Machine to wireless back up my data to an external hard drive. I know I can use Time Capsule to do this, but also hear a mention of just getting an Airport Extreme and my own ext. hd. My question is that I have Verizon FIOS Internet and my modem also functions as a wireless router. How would the Time Capsule/Airport Extreme work with this? Is it possible? I do not believe that the Verizon router supports wireless N, and I would like to take advantage of the faster speeds. If I were to connect a Airport Extreme to the wireless router, would I then have 2 routers to choose from and just use the Airport Extreme to use the wireless N? I'm very confused as to how I could make this work.

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Vs Base Station - External Drive For Time Machine

Jan 11, 2010

As my 160N series Linksys router neither has gigabit ports, usb connector or dual band networking, I am looking for a replacement.

When it comes to Apple routers I am looking at 2 options - either the base station with an external USB drive or get a 1TB capsule with the buildt in drive and worries regarding reliability.

What I like about the Time Capsule is that it is neat to have all in one, takes up less space and only has 1 plug to attach, while Iike the idea that I can just connect a bigger drive later on the base station solution.

1. Will the connected USB drive function just like the internal drive in the Time Capsule for Time Machine use?

2. Will everything be transparent to Snow Leopard?

3. In case of both units with an attached USB drive - can I control who actually can see the drive and access it?

4. Do they support this DNLA thing so that e.g . PS3 can access an attached drive??

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Safely Remove All Backups From Time Machine/Time Capsule?

Jun 17, 2012

I plan to 'clean up' my Time Machine/Time capsule completely, whereby I want to make it impossible for third parties to recover all or part of these old backups.After I have accompished this I want to start from scratch backing up my Mac.

Info:
iMac 27" i7, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Hardware :: Connect To Time Capsule While Connecting To Wifi Network At Same Time?

Sep 22, 2009

I recently purchased a Time Capsule to use as a wireless hard drive. I connect to the internet both through wifi and ethernet to a educational network that does not allow extra routers, etc, to be added to the network, therefore I can not use the time capsule for this wifi.

I therefore want to connect to my early 2009 MBP17unibody to both the academic internet network for http/pop3/ftp/etc while simultaneously connecting to external hard drive to store data/itunes-library/etc.

I expect this has been asked before but I can't find any threads where it has. If anyone knows it would be highly helpful. I'd prefer to connect to both wirelessly but I could potentially put up with connecting to either or both with ethernet.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Capsule, Time Machine Is Asking To Make A Full Backup?

Mar 11, 2012

I have a MacBook Air and a Time Capsule - both from november 2011.Using Time Machine is givning me som problems.It works fine for some days, an is backing up as planned.But at least 5 times since I got the Time Capsule, Time Machine is asking to make a full Backup, and when I look in Time Machine, it says that there is no "old backup". It has been runing since november 2011.When I start a new backup, as it ask for, it takes at least 24 hours to finish - some times even longer.Is this normal? If not, what do I do?

Info:
Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Time Machine Can't Complete Backup To Time Capsule

Jun 19, 2014

MacBook Pro mid-2012, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, Mac OS X 10.8.5

One Time Capsule at home

One Time Capsule in vacation home 

MBP backs up everything on internal hard drive to Time Capsule at home, where we live during summer and spring. When moving to vacation home in fall and winter, MBP backs up everything to Time Capsule in vacation home. 

During the 6 months at each residence, the backups work great to the Time Capsule at that particular house. However, after some time (maybe a week?), Time Machine displays an error in Notification Center: "Time Machine can't complete backup to Home Time Capsule" (when in vacation home) or "Time Machine can't complete backup to Vacation Time Capsule" (when at home). 

It's obvious that this occurs because Time Machine was set to back up to 2 Time Capsules and expects both of them to be reachable. Is there a way to suppress these Time Machine errors for the time that we're away from one of the Time Capsules?

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OS X :: 10.6.1 Update Destroyed Time Capsule / Time Machine Setup

Sep 15, 2009

Ever since I updated to 10.6.1 I've had the following problems:

- Time Machine does not work at all with my Time Capsule. When it attempts to back up my data, Time Machine gets hung up with a status of "Making backup disk available..." and the icon in the menu bar just spins forever (the status appears in the menu bar icon's menu). I also cannot enter Time Machine; it gets hung trying to connect to the Time Capsule and I have to cancel it. Finder then takes up 100% CPU and I have to power down by holding in the power button (shutting down from the Apple menu doesn't work).

- I store my iTunes library in a folder called Music under the Data folder on the Time Capsule. When I open iTunes, it prompts me to choose my iTunes library. When I do, it starts to load the list of albums, then iTunes locks up and I must force quit it. This also causes my machine to not be able to shut down or restart from the Apple menu.

Oddly enough I can still access the Data folder from Finder with no issues. I just wanted to put this out there in case other people are having similar problems. It's pretty frustrating as all this worked fine before the 10.6.1 update.

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Hardware :: How To Use Time Capsule For Time Machine And File Share

Jun 26, 2010

I've just hooked up my 2 Tb time capsule, which is supposed to be the destination for time machine and also have a share folder to share music on the network. Originally I wanted to partition the drive, but since that appears to be such a headache I'll probably make do with one partition.

if time machine will try to overwrite the share folder when it runs out of disc space?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Transfer Time Machine Backups From 1 Time Capsule To A Different One?

May 23, 2012

I've backup my Macbook Air Using time machine before reformat it to have window partition.However, after installing OS Lion 10.7.4, how do I restore back all my application and data on my last backup from time machine?

Info:MacBook Air

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Hardware :: Time Machine/Time Capsule Never Finishes

Feb 10, 2010

I recently bought a 500 TC and after a lot messing around i have the thing working, well near working, perfect.

The problem is, everytime it does a back up, which sometimes it has nothing to back up, it never finishes the job. In the end all i get is time machine giving me the "finishing back up" remark but the dam thing never actually finishes.

I have left it in the above state for sometimes hours just to see of it would finish and alas no joy!! Also, if i try and do anything else on my Macbook, while time machine is working, the "beach ball of death" apears and freezes my computer. Hence, everytime my Mac backs up i have to crash my computer which is annoying to say the least.

I did a lot of reading around various problems when using time machine and TC but can't find any solutions but lots of problems. TC is the worst apple product i've ever brought, it's been nothing but up hill trying to get this thing to work just like it says on the box.

I'm wondering whether its the TC or simply that time machine doesn't like my computer for some reason.
Macbook, Leapord OS, 4G RAM, 160HD, iphone, inano, ipod, TC

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OS X :: Time Capsule/Time Machine Crashes MacBook Pro?

Apr 5, 2008

My MacBook Pro locks up and shows the message "Please reboot your computer by holding down the power button" every time that Time Machine tries to run a backup. I turned off Time Machine and no more crashes... Sorta makes my 500 Gig Time Capsule useless.

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OS X :: Can See Two Hard Drives With Time Machine On Time Capsule?

Apr 20, 2009

I've been having a few problems with my TM backups since I got my new iMac (my MBA is working fine).

Something strange that I've noticed is when I enter into Time Machine (the program). Sometimes I see a bunch of my backups with times and dates where I can scroll through the different saves and restore if I want to. Other times though when I go into TM I only see the current save point. I can't scroll back and it only says Today on the right without any other save points. It is almost like I've only done one TM backup.

The other strange thing that I see is if I look at iStat. Sometimes it shows two Time Capsule hard drives and other times it shows only one. If I choose to change disk in Time Machine preferences the Time Capsule is listed twice. I don't think it has anything to do with a partition (which I never did) because both drives show the same used and free info (something like 377 free of 461) and I only have a 500GB drive.

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Taking Too Much Time To Bootup

Jan 17, 2010

my new 2TB Time Capsule takes anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes to startup, before the status LED eventually changes to solid green. during that long startup period, the light is amber and blinks slowly.

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Hardware :: Can't Get Time Machine To Work On Time Capsule

Jan 31, 2010

Ok, so i picked up a 2TB Time Capsule a couple days ago and have tried everything i can think of to get this to work, but im at a loss... I had been previously using Time Machine to backup to an Ext HD attached via USB, and that always went smooth as butter.

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Applications :: Time Machine Backup To Time Capsule?

Apr 23, 2010

I started my backup over 24 hours ago and after it completed its 130GB backup, it has now continued backing up endlessly incrementing the xxGB of xxGB without end. I stopped the backup and it then began at 140.9MB to backup. Once it reached 149.9MB it continued; displaying 149.9 MB of 149.9 MB. It is currently at 502.4 MB of 502.4 MB. I am using Snow Leopard. Has anyone seen this happen before? Or know how to resolve?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Does Not Work On Time Capsule?

May 20, 2012

I have updated to 10.7.4, and now Time Machine does not work on my Time Capsule.  I have erased all backups using the Airport Utility.  When I try to run Time Machine, the disk is mounted, files are calculated, backup starts, then stops, and no backup is done.  Also, no error messages. 

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Seem To Set Up Time Machine Using Time Capsule On It

Jun 3, 2012

I cannot seem to set up Time Machine using Time Capsule on my MacBook Pro. Evidently when I initially set up AirPort Extreme, I failed to select it as the backup disc.

Info:AirPort Extreme 802.11n (4th Gen), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: Time Machine Says Time Capsule Is Busy

Aug 22, 2014

After months of continual Time Machine backups to my Time Capsule, an error message comes up saying that Time Capsule is busy. I've tried to delete the file and start over from scratch, but it won't let me.

Info:
iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 24-inch, Early 2008

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OS X Yosemite :: (10.10.1) Time Machine Not Connecting To Time Capsule

Dec 5, 2014

Recently when booting Yosemite on my MacPro early 2009 I get a message "could not load time machine prepare" but I am able to open it. But when I try to connect to my Time Capsule I get a message, "there is a problem connecting to time capsule". My iMac and Macbook pro both connect to the same time capsule with no problem. It seems the time machine prefpane on the MacPro has been corrupted. What to do?

Info:
Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Hardware :: Using AirPort And Time Capsule At Same Time Possible?

Jul 25, 2009

I have a time capsule coming on Monday. I currently have an old airport extreme connected to my DSL. Can I keep accessing the internet through the old Airport Extreme and use the Time Capsule just for Time Machine backup? This is the type of Airport I have right now.

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Hardware :: TM Does Not See Time Capsule

Aug 25, 2008

Recently got a Time Capsule and set it up. It was painless to get the wireless network up. My Mac (and even my old PC) recognizes it without problems. They are now wireless and happily sharing the internet connection. Now I'm trying to set up Time Machine to do backups, but the Time Capsule is not showing up anywhere. Not on my desktop, not under Devices, and not in Time Machine when it scans for drives to use. Google searches yield no relevant results, and there is no mention in the manual about how to use it for backups, only how to set up the wireless network. Maybe it is assumed that it's too simple to require explanation - fine assumption unless the device won't even show up!

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OS X :: How To Use Samsung CLP-315 With Time Capsule

Jan 14, 2009

A week ago I bought a new color-laser printer that fitted my shelves perfect. I wanted to print by wireless so I bought the Time Capsule and it has just arrived. But now i'm having a very hard time printing by wireless.

First of all i updated the drivers on printer and Time Capsule (TC).

Then i turned the printer ON and plugged it in to the TC.

Then i turned the TC ON and configurated it with the AirPort-tool (Newest Version). The TC is perfectly seeing the printer and i am having a perfect connection.

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Hardware :: Time Capsule.

Feb 28, 2009

I am in the market for a new external Hard Drive, and I am also in the market for a new wireless router (have a 5 year old Linksys WRT54G currently). I was looking at purchasing two different devices, a wireless N router and a 1TB external HD, however, I just noticed Amazon is selling the 1TB TC for $388. On the plus side, its one device, as well as an Apple device, and my wife absolutely LOVES anything apple (hardly questions an apple purchase)....

Me: We got a new device.
Wife: Why the hell are we wasting money on new devices???
Me: Its an Apple device
Wife: Sorry for yelling at you....good job.

Anyhow, I still think I can spend less than $388 for two different devices, but not sure if the money savings is worth it in the long run. However, if something happens to the HD in the TC, then I am left with a very expensive router.

The two main purposes for the external HD are 1. Back up content (mainly documents and photos) on my iMac 2. Move all of my iTunes library (movies and songs) to the external drive, and access via my iMac and AppleTV.

What are your thoughts? Should I go with the TC at that price? Or two non apple devices? Which two device combo would you suggest??

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Hardware :: Which USB HDD For Time Capsule

May 21, 2009

I'm looking to add a 1TB drive to my Time Capsule to use for accessing files (the internal drive is used for Time Machine).

I'm deciding between the MyBook Essential Edition, MyBook Studio Edition and the Iomega Prestige.

The MB Essential and Prestige are about the same price and about $50 cheaper than the Studio Edition. The Studio has Firewire which won't matter connected to the TC but might be nice if I ever hook it up direct.

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