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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My Time Capsule insists on being the DHCP server, but I already have one

I have today joined the 21st century and started using FTTC, leaving aDSL behind as a fond memory. The modem that my telco provides presents a cat5 socket that my PPPoE capable router plugs into. My ...
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Find individual users' backup size in Time Capsule

I'm the administrator of a 2 TB Time Capsule, to which my co-workers connect via individual accounts. I recently noticed a sudden jump in usage — from ~1 TB (0–1 over the course of 8 months) to ~1.5 ...
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Configure a network with an AirPort Extreme and Mac Mini Server?

I'm trying to set up a Mac Mini Server for Local File Sharing, Calendar, and Contacts, but I also want to be able to access everything remotely through a domain. I'm using an AirPort Extreme as my ...
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Time Capsule multiple IP addresses

I have two 2TB Time Capsules attached to a network through a Netgear router. Each Time Capsule is connected via Ethernet with the WiFi set to "off". Each Time Capsule is assigned a unique static IP ...
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Should I disable wifi if I use ethernet?

Is there any benefit in disabling wifi on my Mac Pro (connected to a time capsule via ethernet)? I notice that with it disabled airdrop doesn't work and iTunes wireless sync misbehaves.
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Time Capsule doesn't show all time machine backups

My Mountain Lion iMac was affected by the Seagate disk recall. I backed up to my trusty Time Capsule (as per norm) before the disk replacement, planning to restore from said Time Capsule. However, ...
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Time Capsule external hard drive (usb)

I've added an external (Freecom XS 1TB) hard disk to my Time Capsule. However, this one's Mac Journaled (HFS+) formatted and does not display in Finder until I add a hub between the TC and external ...
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Port forward (NAT) based on domain/URL

I currently have my Time Capsule to forward all inbound requests on port 80 to my Mac Mini which runs a web server with its local ip address of 192.168.1.8. I also have DNS set up so that if I go to ...
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Reparing a corrupt Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule won't work

I tried to follow these instructions: http://www.garth.org/archives/2011,08,27,169,fix-time-machine-sparsebundle-nas-based-backup-errors.html But after typing in the hdiutil command I only get one ...
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How to create hand-made Time Capsule

I've got a WiFi router (Asus) and an external HDD, connected to it by USB. The router gives access to the HDD by FTP and SMB protocol. It's working good as external storage for my MacBook Pro, but I ...
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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...
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Time Capsule Multiple Backups: Both Encrypted?

Got new Time Capsule. Got new iMac (OS 10.8). Hooked up Time Capsule and enabled encrypted iMac backup. Next, to my (little bit older) MacBook Air (OS 10.7). Trying to enable encrypted backup, but ...
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Backups using Mac Mini Server & Time Machine

I'm currently trying to set up a fool-proof plan to secure backups of all of our files all the time. What I'm generally thinking is using our Mac Mini Server I can backup our files (3 - 6 iMac's ...
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Time Machine stopped backing up my iPhoto library a year ago, lost all photos

I recently got my iMac's HDD replaced and when I restored my computer, every single Time Machine backup stretching back to last October contained the same size iPhoto library (+/- 100MB), which was ...
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Enable Time Machine to backup an SD Card?

Time Machine does not allow the inclusion of an SD Card in a backup. It is automatically listed in the exclusion list and cannot be removed. Is there any way to force Time Machine to 'see' the SD ...
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External USB DVD drive + Time Capsule (or AirPort Extreme) =?

As Apple's more recent laptops (and even the iMac now, sadly) are moving away from internal DVD drives, to use CD/DVDs you must buy an external DVD drive, that plugs into a USB port. But if you need ...
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Offsite backup of Time Capsule

I use the CrashPlan software to run backups of my NAS to an offsite machine. I'd also like to use it for backing up a Time Capsule to the remote machine. How do I do this so I don't impede Time ...
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Can I use a Time Capsule as an all-purpose storage disk?

I have a MacBook Pro and am thinking of buying a Time Capsule. If I do, will I be able to use it as a backup and storage disk, and as a wireless router? I read somewhere that they can be used only as ...
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Correct way to backup via Time Machine to a remote Time Capsule

If I have a MacBook through which I will like to access a Remote Time Capsule via Back to My Mac in order to perform updates to my Time Machine backup on said Time Capsule, which should be the correct ...
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What is the maximum capacity for a Time Capsule's hard drive?

I am thinking of buying a Time Capsule with a small hard drive and upgrading the drive to something larger. There is ample documentation on the web as to how to do it, but I am having a hard time ...
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Time Capsule port forwarding not working?

I'm developing an app, and one of the requirements is to connect to a computer with the URL scheme: http://ip/~username/file The problem, however, is that I can't connect to my Mac remotely. Let's ...
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Time Machine — ‘Sparsebundle already in use’ error

A few days ago, Time Machine on my Mac reported an error: ‘Sparsebundle already in use’. Manual unmount of the Time Capsule didn't help, nor a reboot of my machine. Removing and re-selecting my Time ...
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Why does Back To My Mac work for my Time Capsule, but not my MacBook?

I'm having problems using Back To My Mac from work to my home network. Initially, I thought it was something to do with the way the work network had been set up, but recently I realised that I have no ...
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Time Capsule will not allow allow a guest network in Bridge mode. Why?

My 2 terabyte Time Capsule used to allow a guest wifi network but since I had to switch to bridge mode to accommodate my cable internet provider (while installing an Exchange server w/o a static ip ...
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Time Capsule: “There was a problem connecting to the server”

I have a dream: The dream of using my MBP inside and outside my office, and having it backup to my 2TB Time Capsule when on its wireless network, or postpone backups when not on the Time Capsule's ...
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How to diagnose Time Capsule issues

I have a 1st or 2nd generation Time Capsule which acts both as the WiFi Access Point and the Time Machine backup store for our laptops. In the last few weeks we started to experience various problems ...
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Access to time capsule from main router?

I'm currently having a Linksys router which gets an IP from my ISP. I have 2 Macbooks which are getting a DHCP lease from this router. When I connect a Time Capsule to the router, the Time Capsule ...
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Can a time capsule be set to sleep?

I've noticed that my time capsule continually whirs away and never seems to take any down time. This can't be good for the drives or for my power bill! Is there any way to manually force the time ...
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Apple hardware-Apple Time Capsule

I work at a small international NGO. We are looking into file sharing options. The Apple Time Capsule has come up as a suggestion. However, the catch is that we have people in NY, Argentina, and ...
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Can I use an HFS+ usb disk with encryption enabled with a Time Capsule (2TB is mine)

I have a 2TB Time Capsule (version 7.6.1) and I want to connect a USB disk formatted as HFS+ with encryption enabled (on MAC OS X Mountain Lion). When I connect it directly to my iMac, it asks for a ...
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Where to store large photo library that also can be backed up?

I have an old PC that used to house my entire (several hundred gigabytes) photo library internally and backed it up nightly to an external hard drive. I have a MBP that travels between home and work ...
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Time Capsule beeping on disk access

My 2 TB, 3rd generation Time Capsule just started making a beep-like noise today. I bought it about 30 months ago. It beeps only when I do some disk access, e.g. when I access the filesystem ...
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How to connect Galaxy Tab to Time Capsule?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab and a Time Capsule providing my home WiFi network. I would like to connect the Tab to the Time Capsule using some file manager to transfer files to/from the Time Capsule. ...
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802.11b/g clients in an 802.11n bridged network

I have an Time Capsule set up in 802.11a/n - 802.11b/g/n Automatic mode. I have an Airport Express set up to extend this network. Does the Airport Express just share the 802.11n part of the network ...
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Time Capsule internal drive is slow

I have a one-terabyte Time Capsule (third generation, 802.11n) that's served me well since I got it a few years ago (I don't remember exactly when). I use it mostly as the primary router in my home ...
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Is it easy to mount my Time Capsule after a clean install (without any restore) so that I can copy individual files from it?

People say it is possible but I am suspicious. I want to clean install and start fresh with nothing. Then I can access my Time Capsule that has my backup and copy any files I want. How easy or ...
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Using Time Capsule with existing Sky ADSL router

We've got a Sky ADSL router which we have running a wifi network, and we've got it connected via ethernet to iMac/TV/PS3/etc. As the wifi coverage isn't great upstairs we've bought a Time Capsule ...
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Time machine: network hard drive vs Time Capsule

I read that is possible to set up a Network Hard Disk in order to connect it to the router and perform wireless Time Machine backups on the Hard Disk. What are the pros and cons of using a Network ...
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Browse another encrypted time machine backup that's on a NAS

I have a Time Machine backup of my MacBook Pro pro that's encrypted and saved on a Synology DS212j NAS (OS X detected my NAS as a possible location to save my backup). Right now I'm on my MacBook Air. ...
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AT&T Microcell with Apple Time Capsule/Airport Extreme

My ATT Microcell works for a few hours and then stops. The configuration is: Internet -> Comcast Modem -> Time Capsule/Airport Extreme -> MicroCell Note that the Comcast Modem is providing both my ...
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What setup is needed to stay backed up and online after retiring the TimeCapsule?

My friend has the following kit in the house (although not all at the same time): His MacBook Pro 15" with 500gb HD Her MacBook Air 13" with 256gb SSD Daughter's MacBook white with 500gb HD His and ...
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What external HD can I use to my Airport Extreme Base Station for use of wireless Time Machine?

The title pretty much says it all. I currently have an Airport Extreme Base Station and I want to be able to use the USB port on it to hook up an external hard drive and use it as a wireless means of ...
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Time Capsule hangs on restart when multiple USB devices attached

I've got a time capsule with 2 printers and a hard drive connected via a powered USB hub. When the unit is restarted, The indicator light on the front of the device remains yellow and never turns ...
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Time Machine - List of Files that were backed up

I'd like to know to see which files are getting backed up by my time machine? I often see a large amount of data being transfered and I'm not sure sure what it is.
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How can I copy Time Capsule backups to a remote location?

Time Machine backups are great, but the disk they are on is located at home and therefore vulnerable to being stolen, lost in fire, etc... Additionally the backups are on a NAS drive where I use one ...
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Why is Mountain Lion saying it can't do time machine backups to my time capsule hard drive?

I've got a MacBook Air that has been successfully backing up via Time Machine to my Time Capsule hardrive. Since I updated to Mountain Lion I'm getting the following error: the backup disk is not in ...
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How to copy data from harddrive to time capsule over USB connection via OSX terminal?

I want to copy a big amount of data from a harddrive to a time capsule controlled drive.so I put the harddrive via USB to the capsule and connect to the capsule server with a Mac. But when I then move ...
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Time Machine/Time Capsule: What is the difference between “Waiting for index to be ready (100)” and “Waiting for index to be ready (101)”?

What's the difference between these (100) and (101) indexing processes? Having finally created a successful backup to Time Capsule using Time Machine under Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63), I'm still ...
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Time Capsule. Drive is ok, cannot connect through wifi

I am having a problem with my 2TB (I think Gen 2) TC. It was connected directly to a cable modem and was working fine for over a year. A few days ago, I started to get connection errors (no IP) on ...
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Debugging Server connection interrupted messages

I'm suffering at irregular intervals on my network with: Does anyone have some practical advice how to limit this? I don't understand what the problem is. The new Macbook Air with Mountain Lion has ...