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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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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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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iPhoto files compressed in Time Capsule. Where is the original size?

My 8 year old iMac died some days ago. Fortunately, I have everything backed up on my Time Capsule. I just tried to get my photos from iPhoto off it, but realized that all my shots have been ...
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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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Is it normal for it to take hours to delete a Time Capsule “sparsebundle”

I'm trying to make room on my time capsule to make backups (it currently tells me it's full). I got help in this question with how to delete individual backups, but it didn't solve the problem. ...
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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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Encrypt existing unencrypted Time Capsule backup

Since Mountain Lion Time Capsule can now backup to encrypted sparsebundles. This is great and easy to setup for new backup locations, just select 'encrypt backups'. However, I have backups for around ...
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Cannot access backups in Time capsule

I have a Time Capsule which I originally used with a MacBook Air running Snow Leopard. Now I purchased a new MacBook Air with Lion and am trying to transfer my old backups on the Time Capsule and I ...
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Hidden Timecapsule Features

I can remember the old version of the Airport Configuration Utility. Back then it was possible to display graphs for WiFi devices and such. So the timecapsule pretty sure can do more than there is in ...
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Time capsule - external drive via Ethernet

I just bought a Time capsule. At home I have a USB hard drive that I typically use to read divx from connecting it to my tv that is able to play avi files. I'm wondering if I can connect it to the TC ...
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Printer and Scanner with Time Capsule

I have a multi-function USB printer, Brother MFC-8440. Before buying a Time Capsule it was connected to a USB port on the Mac. After purchasing a Time Capsule I attached the printer to the USB on the ...
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Time Capsule will not connect to the internet or back up

All lights are green except for internet and server. I can not connect to the internet. Things were fine until after my first back up.
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Connects to 2.4Ghz coming out of sleep

I have an early 2011 MBP and a current generation Time Capsule. I have set up the WiFi to be dual-band with the same name. When I boot from cold, my MBP automatically connects to the 5Ghz band as ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the drive in a Time Capsule?

The Time Capsule has limited space, and the price difference from 2TB to 3TB is absurd: another $200 for a single additional terabyte. (I'm sure they'll increase that with the next round of Time ...
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How to migrate several usb Time Machine backups to a Time Capsule?

I have several Mac each with its own USB hard drive, holding a Time Machine Backup. I am wondering if I can move all of them to a Time Capsule. I have seen tutorial about single time machine backup, ...
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Is there a limit on the number of Macs that can use a single 2TB Time Capsule?

I am looking at buying a few of the 2TB Time Capsules for our office, where we have about 20 unibody MacBook Pros with 128GB SSDs. Is there a limit on the number of Macs that a single 2TB Time ...
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Time Machine error - backup disk image could not be created

I get this error and was wondering if anyone knew what the issue might be. It is supposed to be backing up to Time Capsule but not sure if it's ever worked. It's actually not mine but if there was ...
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Backup Disk Not Available - Time Capsule

After working fine for months, my wifi Time Capsule backups fail, returning a "back-up disk not available" message. Time Capsule light is green, Airport Utility reveals no problems. What do I do? ...
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How do I find out what my time capsule is doing?

I configured my Time Capsule so the LED blinks when it has activity. As I type this I notice that it is blinking constantly, even though my network is idle. The computer that uses it for backups ...
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Can I “fix” Xserves' IP addresses on a local network?

Home/office environment: 27" iMac with dual cores running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 2 Xserves each with 2 quad cores running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 Time capsule. Networking by ethernet Can I "fix" the ...
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Can't connect to TimeCapsule Wifi network from Ubuntu

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I can't find my TimeCapsule Wifi network from a Ubuntu machine I want to share some files with. The name of the connection simply ...
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Simultaneous use of Airport Express and Time Capsule

I know Apple likes us to think everything works by magic, but... To use Airplay one needs Airport Express. To backup wirelessly one needs Time Capsule. There is, in particular, no way to get Airplay ...
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Time Capsule slow on Ethernet

I'm having issues with my just-purchased Time Capsule (2 TB). I have it in my room connected wirelessy to an existing network. I think this means I'm not taking full advantage of 802.11n, right? I'm ...
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Can you use an iMac backup for a MacBook Pro?

Just curious: Is it possible to use a backup from an iMac on a Time Capsule to restore a MacBook Pro with the same items? It seems like it would be possible given that all it really backs up is the ...
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Upgraded to Lion: Time Machine spends a LOT of time indexing backup

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to Lion and one of the problems I've had is that Time Machine keeps running and running, and the fans go on. This usually seems to be in the state where it indexes the ...
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Can I use my Time Capsule with other OSes?

I have two Macs at home which use Time Machine to back up to a shared Time Capsule. Does anybody know of any tools or methods for other operating systems to perhaps make use of that back-up facility? ...
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Drobo + Time Capsule

I have a Time Capsule that I use for Time Machine, and am thinking about getting a regular entry level 4 slot Drobo to hang off its USB port as shared, non-Time Machine disk space. The Drobo appeals ...
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Time Machine tries to connect when I'm away from home

Recently when I'm away from home, my MacBook Pro keeps displaying the following message "There was a problem connecting to the server" and the name of my AirPort Extreme with a hard drive connected. ...
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What are the Time Capsule performance if used as a File Server for 3-4 clients?

I plan to use time capsule as a file server into a production environment with 3-4 mac clients. Can you give me some information about possible drawback with this choice? What are Time Capsule ...
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Does Spotlight search work with a Time Capsule?

I would like to use a Time Capsule as a file server for 3-4 Macs in a small network. I've 600 GB of data, and a lot of small files. My colleagues work a lot with Spotlight to find files. I would like ...
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How do I setup a guest network with Time Capsule

Since I bought my Time Capsule (only a few months ago) the AirPort Utility app has been changed/upgraded and the instructions that I got with the product on how to setup a guest wifi network no longer ...
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Why can't I get my Time Capsule to connect to a new wireless network?

[Backstory for this question: I'm staying in someone else's apartment currently. All equipment mentioned in this post is being connected to their existing wireless network. That network is broadcast ...
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Clean Lion install, keeping Time Machine history?

I have a 2011 unibody MacBook Pro, and have been gathering kludge on it for some time, and on previous machines (2007 MacBook Pro, 2004 Powerbook) whose data I've migrated over using the Migration ...
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Find Time Capsule HD Specs

How can I find out the specs from my Time Capsule hard drive? It doesn't appear in Disk Utility (a mounted disk). More specifically, I'd like to know the manufacturer and model, much like the System ...
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macbook aluminum started backing up to time capsule without asking

I normally back up my mb to an external drive at home with time machine (it's been about 3 weeks since my last full backup). Recently a co worker sent me a file by placing it on a time capsule we ...
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Why can't I see the contents of my external HD when attached via USB to third-gen Time Capsule?

After using it successfully for months over my home LAN by connecting it via FW800 (and using a Hitachi 7K2000 hard drive (in a Rosewill quad-interface enclosure with Oxford semiconductor bridge chip) ...
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Backup/Copying external Hard drive to Time Capsule

I'm trying to copy everything on an External hard drive to my Time Capsule. I figured plugging it into the Time Capsule would be quickest. But if I start the copy on my Macbook (wireless) will the ...
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Time Capsule and multiple Macs

Does the Time Capule support Time Machine backups from multiple macs out of the box?
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Disable Time Machine hourly backups

Can the hourly backups by Time Machine be stopped? I'm on Lion and if it matters, each hour it tries to backup about 30GB (I don't know where this 30GB comes from, as today I've only modified a few ...
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Time Capsule and multiple backup drives

Right now we have a single iMac in the house and I have two external hard drives. One is connected to the iMac and used for TimeMachine backups. The other is a few miles away (thanks Mom!) to act ...
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How to listen to iTunes library stored on Time Capsule on iOS

I know that storing the iTunes library on a Time Capsule isn't recommended as it won't be backed up. But with iTunes in the cloud and iTunes Match this isn't as big a deal. So I figured I'd move my ...
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Does Apple make a modem?

I just bought a Time Capsule, and the lack of modem is irritating, as this means I have to buy a seperate one which is another box, won't be as easy to set up and I have to choose one. Does Apple ...
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Cloud Backup Options for HD Attached to Time Capsule

I connected an external HD to my Time Capsule and I've relocated my iPhoto and iTunes libraries to this HD. Time Machine is only backing up my computer's HD and I'd like an offsite backup of the ...
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Two Time Capsules in one network, Macbook connects to the slower one when backing up

I have two time capsules. They are connected via an ethernet cable and are part of the same wifi network. My devices connect to the one which has the better signal. The problem is that my Macbook Pro ...
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Setting up TimeCapsule with existing Router(with DHCP disabled)

I have an existing Belkin modem-router, and a new Time Capsule. I would like the Time Capsule to act as the router and DHCP server, and the belkin modem-router to just be a modem. I connected one of ...
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How can I diagnose my iPhone 4-Time Capsule wifi connection problems?

My CDMA iPhone 4 (model MC677LL) running iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) doesn't have any problems connecting to my Time Capsule's Wifi Network (firmware: 7.6.1), but most of the time, the connection doesn't seem ...
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Can Time Capsule/Airport (4th gen) serve local DNS?

I just got a 4th gen Time Capsule for my wife to use as her own backup server, and I'm potentially interested in using it as the main router and Wifi AP on my home network. My current router and AP is ...