OS X :: Erasing Time Capsule With Disk Utility?

Nov 18, 2009

I just got my new i5 iMac. I have migrated my data to the new computer. Can I erase my time capsule so as to start fresh? If I can, do I erase it with disk utility? Is this even a smart thing to do?

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Hardware :: Time Capsule - Reported Disk Size In AirPort Utility

Feb 22, 2010

I bought a new 2TB Time Capsule, and had problems completing the initial backup. I finally sourced the problem to files that were buried deep in a stack of folders, which seemed to make the file name/path too long. Anyway before I realized that I tried to reformat the Time Machine, and this seemed to work ok. However Airport Utility is now reporting the Time Capsule Disk Size as being 1.8TB, rather than 2TB.

I think before I reformatted the disk it showed as being 2TB in this menu, but I cannot be sure. I am worried that I have somehow formatted it wrong and lost some data space? If I go into Disk Utility, it does say there that the Data partition is 2TB, so it seems strange that Airport Utility shows it at 1.8TB. Can someone else who has the 2TB Time Capsule let me know whether in Airport Utility it shows as being 2TB or 1.8TB?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Backing Up MBP To Time Capsule - Disk Utility Stop Verifying HD

Mar 9, 2012

I've been having trouble backing up my MacBook Pro to my Time Capsule (hasn't backed up in months) so I ran Disk Utility and it gave the following error:Disk Utility stopped verifying "Hard Disk". This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.So, if I do that, will I end up losing whatever is on my hard disk? And how do I start up the computer using the OS X disk? Just put it in and restart?

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OS X :: Disk Utility - Adding Partition Without Erasing Disk?

Nov 20, 2009

I have a 640GB external USB hard drive that I use for time machine currently. I would like to go in and add a partition to load movies to and plug it into my PS3. Can I use disk utility to create a new partition without erasing the stuff already on the disk?

And then is it possible to format a partition larger than 32GB as FAT?

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OS X :: Disk Utility - Erasing Partition Error

Nov 21, 2008

I installed Ubuntu on my iMac, and it made 2 new partitions: DISK0S3 and Linux Swap. Here's what my disk utlity looks like: When I try to remove Linux Swap, it says that the partition (map is too small. When I try to remove DISK0S3, nothing happens and it keeps running forever before I press +Q to quit.

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OS X :: 10.5.2 Disk Utility - Erasing HD Is Zero Out Data Secure Enough?

Aug 4, 2010

I'm erasing some partitions on a Mac that's leaving my possession, is Zero Out Data secure enough? To erase everything?

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OS X :: Disk Utility - Formatting A Partition Without Erasing The Whole Drive?

Mar 31, 2009

I've been backing up my Powerbook G4 for a few months using Time Machine to an external firewire drive with two partitions; one for the backups, and a much larger one for all my music, video, pictures, etc. I got a new mac mini over the weekend and I want to format the Time Machine partition without erasing the one with all my other files so I can start backing up the Mini.

Is this possible using Disk Utility? If so, how?

Both computers are running Leopard.

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MacBook Air :: Erasing Free Space Using Disk Utility?

Feb 5, 2012

Disk utility does not always work when trying to erase free space...  I have 50 gigs of free space that I can not retrieve...   I do not want to have erase my entire SSD like I did a month ago to clean up deleted files...

Info:
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Also have iMac, iPhone 4S, iPad

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MacBook Pro :: After Erasing Hard Drive With Disk Utility, Have To Reinstall Lion?

Jun 14, 2012

After backing up my data and then swiping my hard drive using Disk Utility, my OS seems to have been uninstalled as well.  Is there a way to recover the deleted information and go back to the last working configuration? I'm on a MBP IC2D 2.16 w/ Lion.

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OS X Yosemite :: Airport Utility Won't Load Time Capsule?

Dec 10, 2014

I needed to check on my network.  When I opened Airport Utility, the only thing that loads is the internet icon, showing green.  Neither my TC, or an older airport extreme on my network, are identified.  Clicking on the drop down shows "no new wifi or airport devices found" . 

Info:
MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.4)

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OS X :: Aiport Utility Cannot Find New Time Capsule Nor Access It Via Ethernet

Apr 21, 2010

I am connected to a wireless router downstairs for my internet connection. I am trying to use my new (bought second-hand on ebay) time capsule to store all my files on. I have installed the disk that came with it but when I try to find the capsule via Airport Utility it is unable to do so. The amber light is flashing like it is supposed to. I have tried using the ethernet cable also but my mac doesn't notice it

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MacBook Air :: Unknown Time Capsule Showing Up On Airport Utility

Sep 10, 2014

I have been using a time capsule for about 2 years. I use it as an external wireless hard disk as well as a router for extending my wi-fi network (connection via ethernet).  

For the last couple of days, Airport Utility has been showing two time capsules connected to it. One is "HVS Airport Time Capsule" and the other is "Yogender's Time Capsule". The second one does not belong to me. I have no clue who's time capsule this is. A screenshot is also attached here (one on the right does not belong to me). 

Does it mean someone is hacking into my wi-fi and using that via their time capsule? I've changed the wi-fi password (for my time capsule's network and the original network) several times, but it still shows up.

This unknown time capsule also shows up in the finder under "Shared".  

Info:
MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Run Time For Disk Utility's Repair Disk Function

May 14, 2012

Running Disk Utility's Repair Disk function from DVD, how long should this take to complete with a 1 TB drive? It's been nearly 24 hours so far. I booted the computer from the DVD, and after verifying the disk was told the disk needed repair.

Info:
iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.3)

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Hardware :: 24" Imac - Using Time Capsule - Not Appearing On Airport Utility

Jul 31, 2010

I've got a 24" imac which i've had for a couple years now but i just recently purchased a new 15" macbook pro as i was needing a laptop for going offshore. I also bought the 1tb time capsule. I had a real problem setting it up as the time capsule was not appearing on the airport utility, but after a while of messing around, i think i got it working. I have a bt homehub (wireless router) which has an ethernet cable going into the time capsule (wan port). I can now access the time capsule through the imac, macbook and my dads windows laptop. So i had a heap of movies that i put onto the time capsule and they worked fine. But now for some reason when i go to open a movie, it takes forever to load up and when it finally does its starts to buffer etc. So can anyone give advice on how to sort this? Because before the movies just opened instantly and played fine.

One other thing i wish to do is to access my time capusle from my macbook when im offshore. I've heard this is possible to do it from "back to mac" via mobileme which i have. I tried to set this up but when i registered my mobile me details to the time capsule it starting restarting it which i presume was to update the details. But it failed and then the time capsule didn't appear on any of the computers again. After eventually getting it back by restarting etc i think from then on was when the movies started playing up on it. But i have not tried to do the back to mac again incase it does the same thing! Its really driving me mad, i have been tempted just to take it back and get a normal HD but i'd rather not! As i thought by having the time capsule it would save me taking a HD with my macbook when im offshore.

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Share Disk Over Web Like AE?

Mar 5, 2009

Looking at Apple's site, they really promote the feature on the AE page, but it's not mentioned on the TC page....

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Hardware :: Changing Disk In 1st Gen Time Capsule

Oct 1, 2009

I have a 1st gen 500GB Time Capsule. The capacity was good when I bought it, but right now 500GB just wont do it for me. So I want to buy a 2TB bare drive and switch out the original 500GB drive. I have done some research on google, and it seems to be doable. But I find some people say that the 1st gen TC would not recognize drives that are bigger than 1TB.

Just want some feedback from people who have done this. Is 1TB really the cap for the 1st gen?

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Software :: How To Use The Time Capsule Disk As A Server

Nov 19, 2008

how to have the Time Capsule disk automount on Startup?

What about a USB drive connected to it?

how to use the Time Capsule disk as a server?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Disk Utility Crashes Every Time When Trying To Run

May 30, 2012

My Macbook (late 2008 aluminum unibody running Snow Leopard 10.6.8) is having a plethora of problems - Spotlight won't return any results, I can't get any .dmg files to mount, and software updates can't be installed. Many of the solutions I've found involve running Disk Utility, but every time I try to open it, it crashes.

Here's the log file I get:
Process:Disk Utility [52987]
Path:/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk
UtilityIdentifier: com.apple.
DiskUtilityVersion: 11.5.2 (298.4)
Build Info: DiskUtility-2980400~60
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
[Lig] .....

Info:
Macbook 5.1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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OS X :: AirPort Showing Different Time Capsule Disk Capacity

Sep 8, 2010

I just secure erased my Time Capsule disk through AirPort Utility to set it up with my new iMac. After erasing the 1TB disk, AirPort said that the disk capacity is only 931GB even though the Time Machine preferences displayed 998GB available prior to me initiating the first backup. Does anyone know why this discrepancy exists? It should be noted that the previous backup on the Time Capsule disk from my old Mac took up about 68GB so is AirPort Utility just struggling to show the new capacity after the secure erase?

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Hardware :: Can Windows Recognize Time Capsule Disk?

Mar 8, 2008

I recently purchased a MBP and a Time Capsule. Still waiting on the MBP, but went ahead and set up the TC as a router for my current Dell laptop. In theory, I don't really care since I will have my MBP w/in 2.5 weeks, but is it possible for my Windows machine to see the disk on the TC? I went into TC and set up the workgroup name to be the same as the workgroup on my PC, but I still don't see it. I doubt anyone has done it, but was curious if it's possible. I assume that the Windows client should be able to access that giant disk (or a Windows user would never buy the product). One question though, it shows the filesystem as FAT32. Is that right, or just how it's represented to the Windows client?

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OS X :: Time Capsule - Backup Disk Image Could Not Be Mounted

Aug 10, 2008

Recently I haven't been able to backup. Why this is? Not too sure. I don't remember changing any settings or anything recently but within the last 2 weeks or so I haven't been able to backup at all. When I start backing up it says "preparing backup" then an error message pops up that says "The backup disk image could not be mounted".

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Hardware :: Option For Time Capsule To Back Itself Up To Another Disk

Mar 11, 2009

Is there an option for Time Capsule to back itself up to another disk? Is this automatic?It just seems dumb to store everything on Time Capsule if it has the same failure rate as a hard drive with no redundancy even though apple says its server grade.

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OS X :: Time Capsule Disk Image Showing Up In Desktop

Mar 14, 2009

In trying to do my first backup with my new time capsule but keep getting this? The time capsule disk image is showing up in the desktop. How I can get this working?

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Hardware :: How To Get Disk Space Back In Time Capsule

Oct 2, 2009

I deleted some files that I don't need in Time Capsule by using "Delete All Backups of ..." inside "Enter Time Machine", but the disk space does not change. It stays the same as before.

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Hardware :: Time Capsule External USB Disk Sharing?

Dec 9, 2009

I bought a 1TB Time Capsule and setting up the wireless network was easy. I also added the printer and that works too. However, I am having problems sharing my External Seagate 500GB USB Hard drive. I have a USB hub and I connected it, and when I'm in Airport Utility, I click on Disks, it shows the 500GB Seagate!

However when I'm in Finder, I can't see the 500GB Seagate drive. And I launch Disk Utility, it doesn't show the drive.

How can I access the External USB Drive first of all? And enable it, for sharing via my Time Capsule's wireless network?

The thing is, Time Capsule detects my additional hard drive, but I believe it's not configured to enable using it.

Oh and yes, I checked the Enable File Sharing checkbox & secured it with a password. Airport Disk Guests Access is set to not allowed though. Should I change that? Share Disks over WAN is also unchecked.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Disk Utility Can't Repair Time Machine Volume?

Jul 2, 2012

I have an external WD drive in a self-enclosed case, both purchased from OWC, used for my Time Machine backups. The disk and backups have been running just fine since I began using this disk over a year ago. 

When I plugged in my disk yesterday (USB), it didn't mount. I ran Disk Utility on my 'Time Machine' partition, starting with verify disk. It reported that it needed to be repaired. When I run repair, it runs for several minutes and I see information of what is being done -- incorrect block count for file shutdown_time, incorrect block count for file permStore, etc -- but I always ends with "Disk Utility can't repair this disk" and that it needs to be reformatted. 

I've run Repair Disk multiple times, all with the same answer so it seems running it again won't change the problem. Reformatting and starting fresh with Time Machine seems to be the only course of action 

What specific issues should I be aware of as I reformat my Time Machine drive/app partition?

Info:
iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.4), MBP, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7

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Hardware :: Time Capsule - Change / Remove Hard Disk

Aug 30, 2008

I decided that I need to test my Hard Disk migration procedure today. I am going to put an Apple RAID card in and use 4 x VelociRaptors. I Have my current system booting from a RAID0 setup and as such it will be a pain (in the arse) when it comes to moving the partition to the RAID5 (not much room for disks inside etc). So I searched my cupboard for a 'spare' SATA drive, but alas all I found was an old Seagate Cheetah (15K SCSI) and some random IDE drives. Then it struck me - the Time Capsule has a 500GB SATAII disk in it.... mmmm my mind began to turn over.....and my hand reached for the screwdriver. So I googled for some pics (to help me disassemble the TC). I found this excellent set [URL]

1) remove the rubber base.
2) unscrew all the teeny screws.
3) invert the unit (so its on its top case).
4) lift the metal cover off (carefully as it has a fan mounted to it).
5) pull the foam cover from the heat sensor on the drive.
6) unplug the sensor from the clip on the base of the disk.
7) hand over the drive, invert again to make the disk 'fall' gently out of its casing.
8) un-invert and unplug the SATA data and power connectors.
9) re-assemble the unit.................

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Hard Disk Spin Down To Quickly?

Jul 10, 2009

I mainly use it as a network media disk, the the problem is that it spins down after just 2-3 mins when idle which will probably wear it out quicker. So was wondering if there's a script of other method to keep it running for longer?

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Hardware :: Time Capsule Disk Access Suddenly Slow?

Mar 10, 2010

Anyone notice anything happening to their disk speed/transfer/access rates lately using a Time Capsule for a NAS?I currently use it to do two TM backups, and hold an iTunes store - been working amazingly well for over a year, and then a couple of weeks ago notice massive lags.The two Macs are using wireless, but internet speeds are as fast as ever... it just bogs down when you try to use a disk.So, couple other questions: Was there an airport firmware update lately that I installed incognito - and it's botched? Is there a way to install old firmware etc? Lastly, is there any way to run disk utility (or something like it) on a network drive like the Time Capsule? Maybe it's just clogged up or something?

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Intel Mac :: Move Files From Startup Disk To Time Capsule?

Jun 16, 2012

I need to make space on my startup disk. I bought a Time Capsule. How do I move files from startup disk to my time capsule?

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