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 on Time Capsule backup verification never seems to complete

I have a MacPro running Mac OS X 10.7.4 with a Time Capsule connected by Ethernet. When Time Machine runs a verify of the backups it seems to stall at 72%, and if I let it run a LONG time I think I ...
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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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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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Can I use AirportExpress model A1088 to connect to TimeCapsule for AirTunes only?

I have a home wireless setup running on TimeCapsule (network on n). I would love to have AirTunes and it happens that a friend of mine can give me an old AirportExpress base station. However, this ...
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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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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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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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AirPort Utility (5.6) stuck on “Configuring your existing wireless network to allow it to be joined”

I just bought a new AirPort Extreme and set it up as my main wireless network. I also have a 1st gen. Time Capsule and a 1st gen. AirPort Extreme in addition that I want to connect like this: Main AE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook as WiFi extender

With AirDrop it seems that my MacBook Pro can have multiple Wifi Connections, so can I connect my iPhone to my Macbook at the same time as the macbook is connected to a Time Capsule's Wifi network. I ...
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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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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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Can I direct the audio signal from Apple TV?

I have the following equipment: I have all my music files stored in iTunes on the pictured iMac. When I play music it follows a path from the iMac through the Time Capsule to the Airport Express. ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I access my Time Capsule remotely with iCloud?

Before, with MobileMe, I was able to backup and access my Time Capsule anywhere in the world because I had my MobileMe login stored in my Time Capsule, and my MobileMe entered into my mac. So when I ...
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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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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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Will the old version of Airport Utility still be usable if I upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

I would like to know if, once I upgrade Airport Utility to version 6.0, the old version I had previously will disappear, and I want to know if I can use both of them (old and new) on the same Mac.
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How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?

I use a Time Capsule for backup and now I want the drive to back up data from an extra Mac. But the drive is filled up with old backups from Mac 1. There simply is not enough space available for the ...
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Time Capsule as media server?

I want to set up a media server for streaming of my music library via AirPlay and AirPort express to my hifi. Is there any way to use time capsule for this or do I need to get (yet) another device?
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Connecting AirPort Express Base Station to Time Capsule

I have a Time Capsule that I am using to broadcast WiFi throughout my house. This is working just fine. The Time Capsule is upstairs and needs to remain there. I recently bought a TV that has ...
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How do I move my iPhoto library to an external drive available through Time Capsule?

Like many others, the number of photos that we are storing these days is growing. Also, we have multiple iPhoto libraries on various computers. So it makes sense to consolidate photos into a ...
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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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Why can't iTunes find media on my Time Capsule drive?

I have a new MacBook Air that is connected to a Time Capsule for both internet and storage. I have a fresh installation of iTunes (up to date) and am going to preferences / advanced and telling it to ...
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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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Time Machine Backup to a Windows computer

Is it possible to do a time machine backup from a MacBook Pro to a Windows 7 PC? (i.e. use Windows 7 as a time capsule)
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Can I use Time Capsule as shared disk

Can I use Time Capsule as shared disk (without any extra hardware)? I want to store my media there (e.g. photo)
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Time Capsule stuck on makingbackup disk available

I am an IT person, and i have set up two Time capsule and the backup is not working. It just stays stuck. I can use the TC as a file server, no problem. I have tried everything, fixing the backups, ...
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What's the fastest way to get data off Time Capsule and onto an external drive?

I plugged an external drive into Time Capsule using the USB input on the back. Then I used Finder to move data from the Time Capsule's drive to the USB drive. Finder says it'll take over 24 hours to ...
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Is using Time Capsule better than using an external hard drive because it won't stress the hard drives? (for using Time Machine)

I just plugged in an external hard drive that has Firewire 800 and started Time Machine, but it seems that both the internal hard drive and external hard drive work frantically copying about 75GB of ...
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Time capsule router performance

Just bought latest generation 2Tb Time Capsule that replaced my old USB drive for Time Machine backups and my Belkin G router. Everything runs fine except when I start downloading torrents. With ...
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Airport Extreme + USB Drive vs Time Capsule

The price between an airport extreme and 2TB Time Capsule is quite a lot (£100) and as far as I can see the only different is that the Time Capsule has a hard drive built in. Is there any problems ...
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Backup windows PC to time capsule.

I'm looking to buy a time capsule to back up my MacBook, however currently there are more Windows machines in my home than macs. Os it possible to use some of the time capsule for windows backups? Or ...
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What is the right way to maintain Time Machine backup history for a HDD with two partitions?

I have two user partitions (not counting any hidden/system ones like Lion Restore etc.) on my MacBook Pro's internal HDD: Volume_A (100 GB) and Volume_B (20 GB). My Time Capsule has been keeping ...
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Time Capsule partly stops working after some hours

I have a new TimeCapsule 2TB and use it as a wireless AP, router, and backup device. The TimeCapsule is directly connected to the DSL modem. When I turn on the TimeCapsule, everything works fine. ...
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Time Machine fails backup to a time capsule's attached hard disk

I've been backing up my Lion OSX system using Time Machine to an second, external drive connected to a time capsule. It has worked but stopped working. The menu says "Faied" and the time machine ...
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Can the Time Capsule back up multiple drives (internal and external) at the same time?

I have a 500 GB internal HDD on my MacBook Pro and a second 500 GB external USB drive as well. Is it possible to tell Time Machine to back both the internal and external drives up to one Time ...
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How can I share a link to a folder on a Time Capsule drive?

We have a Time Capsule in the office. I'd like to share a clickable link to a specific folder on the Time Capsule with my fellow employees. Is there any way to do this? Ideally, I'd like to be able ...