A combination hard drive and 802.11n wireless base station designed to work out-of-the-box with Time Machine in OS X. It also doubles as a standard wireless access point.

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Have two time capsules and use the one only as HDD and the other as router

I have two Time Capsules and I want to use both simultaneously. One as a router and the other as a HDD only. How can I do that?
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

This has been asked already by someone else here, but there was no answer so I like to ask myself again. I got literally the same behavior, a slow down in read mode from initially like 50MB/s to like ...
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Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?

During some discussion on IRC about my recent problems hosting a Time Machine volume on my Linux PC (using netatalk) -- which worked well for a long time but recently developed issues where my Mac ...
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Replacing the Internal Time Capsule Hard Drive

I'm trying to install a new hard drive in my TC after the original one died, but to no avail. I bought a 1.0TB 3.5 WesternDigital SATA disk and formatted it for OS X using a SATA-USB connector. It ...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...
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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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Can I Disable The Time Capsule's Wireless Radio on a Timer

I would like to disable my Time Capsule's wireless radio overnight. AirPort Utility contains some options for Timed Access (under the Network tab) but I have not been able to tell if this will ...
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How to solve continuing error “internal disk needs repair” after installing a 8 TB HDD in Airport Time Capsule (A1470)

I've replaced the failed 3 TB HDD (SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache) with a model number (ST3000DM001) in my TC (A1470) with a 8 TB HDD (from HGST model no HUH728080ALN600). I've used the Airport Utility to try ...
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Networked Time Machine backup does not grow after switching backup disk to a larger one

My Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule (.sparsebundle) has reached the size of the disk it was stored and started cleaning up older backups after each backup session. I have switched the disk to ...
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Missing a year of iMessages. How to recover without necessarily doing a restore?

I noticed that anything before near the beginning of this month all the way to the end of June last year is just gone. There are plenty of messages before all that, but the parts of conversations ...
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Can I connect my time capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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How to access time capsule's usb hard drive from windows 7/8?

I have formatted usb drive to MacOS extended journaled partition. Attached it via usb with time capsule. Now i can access it from Finder on my mac. But from a windows laptop (windows 7) i cannot see ...
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Backup Time Capsule to 'cloud' / online backup provider

Ive got a 3tb Time Capsule that stores a range of files and time machine backups. Id like to be able to back the whole Time Capsule up offsite, ideally using a 'cloud' backup provider. The Time ...
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Is there any way to disable/turn off the hard drive inside an Apple Time Capsule?

I have an old Time Capsule wireless router, 1st generation (MB277LL/A), and whenever I apply changes to it or have to restart it, I have to wait for the hard drive disk inside it to spin up, every ...
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Setup: AirPort Express as Bridge between Building WiFi and Time Capsule in Building w/o Ethernet Jacks

I've recently moved into a new building that has wifi included for its tenants. I have no access to the modem, router, or any ethernet jacks. I have an AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac that I would like ...
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Why is Time Machine (in 10.10.4) waiting for Spotlight to finish indexing?

I upgraded to 10.10.4 (from 10.10.3) yesterday … I've noticed since then that the hourly backups to my Time Capsule (4th gen, 2 TB) seem to take forever to get started ("Preparing …"). I took a look ...
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Backup Time capsule content for later restore

I am selling my Time Capsule. I would like to back up its contents so that when I get a new one later, I can restore its contents back. There is a documented way to backup and restore to a new time ...
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Time Machine on Time Capsule over the internet

I have a Time Capsule (the Apple hardware) at home that I use for Time Machine (the OSX software) backups. It's configured with my Apple ID and I am able to access the disk with the backups over the ...
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Time Capsule's Drive accessible via Ethernet but not WiFi

My home network setup might be a little complicated. -My modem and router is in the basement. -My Time Capsule (newer "tower" version) is on the upper floor connected to the router via MoCa adapters ...
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Time Capsule shows up as (null) when used with OS X Server

So I have a Time Capsule here, and an OS X Server. I enabled the Time Capsule service, and added my Time Capsule as a backup destination. I can see the following showing up on a client machine in the ...
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backup failed: problem connecting to server

My problem appears identical to that described here: airport utility shows green for time capsule and internet, but backup fails with "there was a problem connecting to the server NameOfServer". The ...
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time machine refuses to backup to time capsule

I'm trying to backup my hard drive to the time capsule, but it gives me the following error: Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “aaragon's Time Capsule”. The backup disk is not available. ...
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Remote access to a time capsule in Yosemite

Just bought the time capsule: http://store.apple.com/us/product/ME177LL/A/airport-time-capsule-2tb It's working as a main router (DHCP, NAT) I have turned on "Back to my Mac" option with file ...
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Why is this AirPort+TimeCapsule disappearing from the network?

All was well for months, then suddenly Time Machine reported it hadn't backed up for 20 days because the disk was unavailable. When I cycle the power the Time Capsule is green in AirPort Utility, for ...
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AirPort Time Capsule wifi is suddenly very slow: Boom network load

Background I have a 5th generation AirPort Time Capsule, bought refurbished from Apple about 6 months ago. It is on software version 7.7.3 and has worked without issue until recently. Problem Two ...
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Time Capsule on Public Network

I have an Apple Airport Time Capsule 3 TB that I want to connect to the ethernet network (not wi-fi) at my university so that several of my Macs can use it to backup to via Time Machine. I am ...
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Time Capsule ME177LL/A IPOE setup

I have GPON internet at home and for now i am using ASUS RT n56u router with IPOE setup. It is possible to setup Time Capsule the same way? I am going to plug ethernet cable from GPON modem directly ...
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OS X 10.10.. . backup program does not recognize/read prior backups

The backup program does not recognize data I copied to a new 3T TimeCapsule disk. When I select the folder containing the data, the program tells me there are no prior backups, but there are over ...
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How to restore screwed Yosemite from time capsule?

In order to do a recovery with Time Machine i have to restart MBP and hold CMD+R while booting, then i have to choose OSX recovery, but then i have to attach usb hard drive to choose backup from it, ...
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Can I backup a Time Capsule to a HDD drive connected to its USB port?

I have a 2TB Time Capsule and multiple external HDDs. I recently bought a 4TB external drive, now I'd like all my files, in all my HDDs to go to the 4TB drive that is connected through USB to the ...
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How do I change how an Airport Express extends a network?

My original setup: Coax from Cable company into house Cable split in two, one for TVs, other for Internet/phone modem Ethernet cable from modem to Time Capsule (latest one w/ 802.11ac) Used to use ...
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Time Capsule as a file server

I have a friend who owns a small business (less than 10 employees) who is using a 2TB apple time capsule for a file server. 1.5TB have been used and he said that his employees are complaining about ...
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How to connect airport time capsule to the internet

I am unable to connect my Airport Time Capsule to the internet. I have plugged the ethernet cord in to all ports and reset the time capsule. However, I the amber light keeps blinking. How can I get my ...
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Restore Mac from Time Machine Backup via Terminal

I ran into some major problem today when trying to delete old TM backups from an external drive. Now that I have a Time Capsule I wanted to clear the old backups from another external drive. At some ...
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TimeMachine backup over network - are OSX Server or Time Capsule more reliable than TM -> NAS?

Time Machine famously has problems backing up to a network drive ...just the other day I got the dreaded message where TM wants to wipe my existing backup and start from scratch again :( (that's from ...
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Problem with TC's 5GHz channel

I have MBP Retina late 2013 with OS X 10.10.3 on board, so the last few days I have troubles with connection via 5GHz channel - no internet connection at all after some time I use it, the 2,4GHz is ...
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

I have recently bought a 3TB A1470 Time capsule (the latest, 'tall' ac model) to replace a 2TB A1409 (the 'flat' one, n model). The Airport utility was helpful in moving the network settings over ...
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Is my Time Machine backup encrypted or not?

As you can see, I use Time Machine to backup on drive "Data" on "ZRH" which is a Time Capsule. To the best of my knowledge, I selected "Encrypt backups" when I configured this backup a few weeks ago. ...
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What lock can secure a 4th generation Time Capsule from theft?

The 4th generation Time Capsule has a security slot at the far right of the back panel: However, the manual does not mention what kind of lock I can attach to it. What locks are compatible? For ...
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how do i back up my time capsule?

I have a Time Capsule that I'm using to back up a number of macs. How do I back up my Time Capsule?
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How do I use Back to My Mac (to time capsule) in a multiple Airport configuration?

I have an Airport Extreme with an attached USB drive that I've been accessing via Back to My Mac using these instructions (see the section with the text, "...access files on a hard drive connected to ...
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Can *all* files on an AirPort Extreme be encrypted with FileVault?

I have a Macbook Pro (Mac OS 10.10.2, late 2013 model) and am considering to buy an AirPort Extreme 2TB. I want to use it not only for TimeCapsule backups, but also as a general-purpose storage disk ...
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How to troubleshoot Time Machine when backup always halts at some point?

Everything starts ok but then it comes to a halt and does not move. Even the HD light stops :(
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Can I update an early Airport Time Capsule?

I have an Apple Time Capsule model A1254. It has a 1Tb drive. Is it possible to replace the drive with a larger capacity unit? It seems a shame to replace the whole unit. Thanks
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Torrenting slows down my network speed

I've noticed that when I have Transmission running my network speed becomes very slow. Even if I'm only uploading data (the same is true even if the upload rate is low as 5KB/sec) via Transmission the ...
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How do you emulate an AirPort Base Station with a Windows machine?

If possible, how do you make a Windows desktop (Win 8.1) machine act as an Apple AirPort Base Station so that I can use Time Capsule on my MBP to backup to a drive on my Windows machine? Bonus points ...
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Modem + Switch + Airport Time Capsule

We are using the following structure in our network: modem (DHCP server) -> switch -> access point We bought Airport Time Capsule. We changed our access point with time capsule, but time capsule not ...
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Configuring Time Capsule to distribute ISP given DHCP address

I am using tikona broadband internet and they usually have a 5 IP address restriction. I managed to by pass that by using a linksys router WRT120N . I setup the router to distribute IP addresses as ...
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Using Time Capsule as a Wi-Fi extender

I recently bought a 3 TB Time Capsule primarily to back up my Macs, but I presumed that it would extend my Wi-Fi network as well to another floor of my house. As it turns out this is quite ...
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Searching for file within Time Capsule

Mavericks OSX 10.9.5. I need to locate a file in the Time Capsule. I can navigate into the directory I want to search in, and using OSX find, I can "search" for a file that is right there and there ...