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Be careful with sudo and making sure you pick the correct Mac's files since there is no undo or confirmation of the following command: sudo tmutil delete /Volumes/drive_name/Backups.backupdb/old_mac_name The sudo command needs your password (and it won't echo to the screen, so just type it and pause to be sure you're dating the correct files before ...


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The easiest way is to: Enter time machine (on the Mac whose backup you want to delete) Go to the point in time you want to delete Select the icon that looks like a cog in the finder and choose 'Delete Backup' This ensures the backup catalog remains accurate and the integrity of your data stays intact.


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Enter TimeMachine, then in the main window, select the backup you want to delete (on the right), then use the Action Menu (Gear icon) to select "Delete Backup". Using this menu, you can also, when a file or a folder is selected, delete all its backup.


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From your situation, it's hard to tell if this is normal or if the process is somehow stuck. You can monitor what is happening from the Time Machine system preference while the backups are taking longer than expected. For more detail - fire up the Console.app and type backupd in the String Matching / filter control. You might be able to determine if the ...


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She could probably tie the time capsule into a ethernet line in her dorm (I assume there is a wired option) and then set the time capsule to be on bridge mode (where it doesn't issue a new IP adress but rather passes the one issued by the school's DHCP). She could then use her Time Capsule (which is also a wifi router) to have her own private wifi locked ...


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According to Apple, Airport Extreme with attached disk is not supported for Time Machine. It might work, sometimes, but with a backup system, people usually want more than "might work sometimes". Sources: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2038 http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/15139.html ...


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TimeMachineEditor Backup using calendar intervals (every day at 7pm) Backup using custom time intervals (every four hours)


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To adjust the schedule in order to backup at a time more to your choosing than simply every hour, you can use the Time Machine Editor tool, which is available as a free download from: http://timesoftware.free.fr/timemachineeditor/ TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion that lets you change the default one-hour ...


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Have a look here and try doing what he does (I know the problem is different). The key came from a comment buried down near the bottom of the page. Running fsck kept getting clobbered with a "Disk In Use" error, but this solved it: FWIW, I found that even with -noautofsck, snow leopard would auto-fsck, meaning I would get ‘resource busy’ or whatever. I ...


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bash script: COMPUTER_NAME=$(/usr/sbin/scutil --get ComputerName) NBACKUPS=$(/usr/bin/tmutil listbackups | /usr/bin/grep "$COMPUTER_NAME" | /usr/bin/wc -l) OLDEST_BACKUP=$(/usr/bin/tmutil listbackups | /usr/bin/grep "$COMPUTER_NAME" | /usr/bin/head -n1) LATEST_BACKUP=$(/usr/bin/tmutil latestbackup) echo Latest backup: $LATEST_BACKUP if [[ -n ...


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Yes, using the Airport Utility you can turn off the router and WiFi functionality independently of each other. Under the Wireless tab - Network Mode: select Off Under the Network tab - Router Mode: select Off At this point you can connect the Time Capsule to the wired network using the ports with a horizontal icon <-> or even use it to receive the ...


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First of all, I would suggest setting this up with the Time Capsule first (unplug the AirPort Express). Then, once you have it working on the Time Capsule, you can duplicate it with the AirPort Express. Option 1 If you want to lock things down as much as possible, then "No Access" should be the default: And then create a new entry for the cell phone for ...


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Launch the AirPort Utility. Select the Time Capsule whose disk you want to erase. Hit the "Manual Setup" button. Click the "Disks" icon button. Click the "Disks" tab. Select the disk (not a subvolume, the disk itself). Click "Erase...". Follow the dialogs from there.


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I have an external hard disk connected to an AirPort Extreme. Time Machine wirelessly backs up my MacBook Pro to it. In this regard, it works the same as TimeCapsule but as the hard disk is external (and you get to choose it), it doesn't suffer from the same reliability problems. I've found the AirPort Extreme to be a very good Wireless Access Point, too ...


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The best answer for laptop backup in a college dorm is NOT an Apple Time Capsule. Everyone here has already examined why that won't work well at length. If you haven't bought the Time Capsule yet, don't. Go with a simple bus-powered USB or FireWire mobile hard drive, like the WD Passport. Get one larger than the laptop's internal drive and configure it for ...


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The command tmutil compare lets you compare file lists if you don't want to do it using ls or other commands that can show differences in files and folders like rsync and many graphical diff programs. Many people adore BackupLoupe as well. It makes a powerful database of what files are included with each backup interval.


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Any Drobo product will do, but it’s possibly more expensive than a single Time Capsule. The advantages are a lot tho. :) You can compare the different models. I have used a Drobo (not pro, not fs, not anything) and it had problems with certain reliability, but I’ve heard nice things about Drobo FS and even Drobo Pro. There are other NAS out there, so find ...


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Since there have been no "hardware" answers by someone who has used one, I'll add that there are third party drives who support Time Machine. Just as some examples, LaCie has support in their NAS products and Drobos also have support. I've used neither, although I have a LaCie d2 Network 2 on order. The cautionary note here is that "support" means that ...


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If You Have a Time Capsule or an AirPort Extreme Base Station with Shared USB Hard Drive If you have either a Time Capsule (which is basically an AirPort Extreme Base Station with a built-in 500 GB or 1 TB hard drive) or an AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) with an attached USB hard drive, you can share out the Time Capsule/AEBS hard drive and make it ...


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Use rsync. rsync is included in MacOS X, it's widely recognised in the unix world and it can be used locally and on the network and can preserve hardlinks, attributes and permissions. Check the manual page for more information, IMHO this should work: rsync -avHE /Volumes/Source/ /Volumes/Destination/ (archive, verbose, preserve hardlinks, preserve ...


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If the old Airport Express was connected directly to your cable/DSL modem and the new Time Capsule replaced it (again, directly connected), you may need to reboot the modem (generally by unplugging it and plugging it back in, maybe holding down the reset button) to reset its DHCP. You may also need to do this in a particular order, generally 1) shutdown Time ...


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Yes, you can. The system, cache, or any hardware-specific data such as drivers are not backed up. Even if they were, any installation of OS X contains the necessary drivers for any supported Mac model by that version of the system (with the exception of printer drivers IIRC, which are not included to save space and will be downloaded).


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On OMG Ubuntu is a blog post about how to set this up. I myself have been using this solution in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit. The blog post explains everything you have to do step-by-step. How to connect to your Apple Time Capsule in Ubuntu 64-bit Ubuntu Download the source code from here. Make sure you have build-essential installed In a new Terminal ...


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The two wikipedia articles below have an easily searchable summary of both the Airport and 802.11 timelines in the past: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPort http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 Looking specifically at 802.11n - Apple shipped product in November 2006 supporting the draft in MacBook Pro cards. The AirPort hardware followed in January ...


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The only feature that needs to be enabled on the Time Capsule is the file sharing feature. This will activate AFP and SMB Filesharing which allows your Mac, PC and Android Device to access the Time Capsule and use it as a NAS (basically the Time Capsule is a glorified NAS). To access your file on the Time Capsule you need a SMB client for Android such ...


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Yes, assuming the express (and the PLC link) is in bridge mode, you will have one network so AirPlay, AirPrint and Bonjour will work like you have one router and everyone is in range or plugged in to the ethernet. You can use the same SSID on both wireless networks, but then you can't choose which network you are joining if you start on one and the ...


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As above the Time Capsule is the easy solution. I can only really comment on your second point, I bought one about 3 years ago and 18 months ago the hard drive failed, it seemed to be a known problem as Apple replaced the Time Capsule free of charge even though it was outside of the warranty period. What could not be replaced however was the 18 months of ...


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According to this post on Apple's product page for the Time Capsule, up to 100 machines can use a single Time Capsule. The source of the "100" is not accredited, so it may not be accurate.


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The other answer didn't work for me, perhaps because I was trying to delete extra backups from an inactive TimeMachine folder. (I don't get a "Delete Backup" option in my Finder dropdown, as shown. In Mountain Lion, I was able to use tmutil, a terminal command with great power. A great description of how to use it is ...


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Yes you can. Since the Time Capsule is an Airport Extreme with an internal hard drive it's relatively easy to convert it into a wireless to wired bridge assuming you already have it set to hook up to the wireless network. Open up Airport Utility and start Manual Setup on your Time Capsule Go to the Internet section Under Internet Connection be sure ...



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