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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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How to get Time Machine backup out of "Backup in use" state without originating computer

I have (well, had) a Late 2013 MacBook Pro running Big Sur backing up via Time Machine to a Time Capsule. That MacBook died a sudden and horrible death with no chance of ever booting again. In an ...
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Can't mount sparsebundle that used to be a Time Capsule backup

I used to have a Time Capsule with a backup of all my data contained on its internal hard drive. That internal hard drive broke down and I couldn't access it anymore, so I disassembled the Time ...
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Cannot connect to Time Capsule

I have moved and changed my wireless network name. The Time Capsule shows in finder, but when I click on it give me the following error... The Time Capsule has changed IP address so I think that's ...
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Associate duplicated .backupundble file with the ongoing Time Machine backup for redundancy

Background I've a ~2 TB XXX.backupbundle file that I've copied from the old Time Capsule to a network drive. I would like to start using the network drive and continue using the old TimeCapsule for ...
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Cloning Time Machine backup to run two backups at independent locations

I would like to check if the following scenario will work. Present set-up Backing up to Time Capsule via Time Machine Amassed over 2 TB I want to build redundancy to cover for ageing Time Capsule ...
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Opening a sparsebundle file without TM

A few months ago I had to make a backup on my Time Capsule (from 2008 lol) before resetting my MacBook Air (battery change and all). But since I got it back, I had no way to open/access my save. I can ...
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External HD connected to Time Capsule does not show up

My Time Capsule is old and gives lots of errors in backups, so I bought a (LaCie) external HDD to connect it to and do my Time Machine backups from that instead; Apple tells me I can do this. As per ...
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How to recover unmountable sparsebundles from a Time Machine that "needs internal disk repair"

After trying to recover old family photos and videos from my Time-Machine by repairing and duplicating unmountable sparsebundle-files, it appears that I completely messed up the entire Time-Machine. ...
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I need to back up the way Time Capsule used to, post-Catalina

So, Time Capsule and Time Machine together used to be the perfect backup solution for my household's Macs. Then they stopped working. After I got a new laptop with Catalina, I would regularly get an ...
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Time Machine on Big Sur stuck on "Preparing Backup" ... and no .inProgress file to delete?

Did the file structure for the Time Machine change with Big Sur? After returning from holiday and not backing up for a month, my early 2015 Macbook Pro on Big Sur 11.5.2 was stuck on "Preparing ...
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How can I regain write permission on my Time Machine sparsebundle?

For my backup I use an encrypted virtual disk on a sparsebundle file that is stored in an external hard drive attached on a router via USB. This file is accessed via samba but for one reason I decided ...
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Does the Apple AirPort Extreme A1521 have a time capsule in it?

I have received one of these to sell and I'm finding conflicting information as to whether this unit has a time capsule in it. I am unfamiliar with Apple products and need to wipe any data on this if ...
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Unable to Determine Why Time Machine Silently Failing When Verifying Backup on Network

On my Synology Wifi router I have attached 4 TB drive which has been successfully backing up for the better part of a year. In the last few days the backups have not completed. Every time the backup ...
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Time Machine stopped recognising backups on the NAS storage and does not make new backups anymore

I have a disk that is attached as a NAS storage to Time Machine. It's just a hard drive connected to my router. I started doing Time Machine backups to this disk rather recently and until several days ...
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Any way to configure fsck_hfs to use more memory to speed up verification of Time Capsule images?

Periodically Time Machine verifies sparsebundle backups with fsck_hfs. When the sparsebundle is on a Time Capsule (TC) it does this by creating a partial and much smaller representation of the ...
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How to restore files from time machine backup (on Apple Time Capsule) of a different computer?

I need to find some files located in a time machine backup of an old computer. It's a backup located on an Apple Time Capsule. As it's used as my router, I've tried going to Finder, then clicking on ...
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Time Machine backups to Time Capsule use internet data. How to stop this?

thanks in advance for the help. Main issue: by using an internet data traffic monitoring app (TripMode), I finally found out what was using up my home internet data allowance (1TB/month).... Time ...
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Time Machine keeps validating backup, how to identify reason?

I have a Time Machine backup of my Macbook running the latest MacOS (11.2.3) on my Time Capsule (so not a local drive). Recently I've noticed that the "Validating backup"-step runs often, ...
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Moving time machine backup sparsebundle from Time Capsule to USB exFAT disk

I have a Time Machine backup on an Airport Time Capsule (name: computername.sparsebundle). Now I want to access that backup on a USB disk formatted as exFAT. Several online resources describe the ...
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Adding external wired NAS to Time Capsule

First, I have none of this equipment, so I can't just test it and see ..Yet. I Know I could hack a Time Capsule into a RaidBox via SATA/eSATA connector, But that's not the route I'd like to go. If you ...
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Time Machine backs up complete drive as new data after failing to mount reference snapshot (after a restart)

Since January/February 2020, most restarts of my Mac (High Sierra) cause Time Machine to see the complete content of one of my two (internal) drives as new and copy it fully to my Time Machine ...
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Can’t connect to Time Capsule in recovery mode (Big Sur)

I made a big mistake and updated some Python packages with Homebrew on my 2015 MacBook Pro, MacOS 11.0.1. The updates caused many issues with my preferred IDE, PyCharm. Of course, I made a backup on ...
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Time Capsule - backup to iCloud?

I am trying to get my Time Capsule backuped to iCloud Drive. This so I can secure my files, and to be able to access pic.s etc online through my iPhone/Mac? Anyone have a receipe? I am now using it ...
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Internet over Wi-Fi working but not over Ethernet (LAN)

I have run into a curious problem. When I connect my MacBook via LAN cable, the Internet doesn't work, but I can still ping other devices in my network (including the router) and also can access my ...
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Wifi Printer with Apple Time Capsule

I have connected my wired printer with Time Capsule in order to use it as a Wi-Fi printer. This setup works very well with my MacBook, but my Windows PC on same network is unable to locate the Wi-Fi ...
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A way to disable the SMB signing mechanism at the Apple Time Capsule?

Apple Time Capsule related technical question. In short, - does there exist a way to disable at the Time Capsule the SMB signing feature? Regarding the original SMB1 protocol, the signing mechanism is ...
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How to reuse HDD from TimeCapsule without losing the data?

I've upgraded my router from Apple TimeCapsule to Keenetic Ultra. Keenetic supports HFS+ and my external drive enclosure, however when I plug in the drive from TimeCapsule only one 1 GB partition is ...
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Why is Time Capsule archive taking forever?

I've got a Time Capsule, which I use to back up two machines in my house, over WiFi. Backups have started failing, so I decided to archive what's on the disk now, wipe the disk, and start from scratch....
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Spotlight not searching Time Capsule drive, indexing enabled

When using Spotlight search, it is not finding a specific file, which I know is located on my Time Capsule drive, which, of course, is mounted and indexing thereof is enabled. Please, see below ...
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Should I buy a Hardware Firewall for my Time Capsule 4th Gen Router?

For my home network, I am still using the Time Capsule 4th Generation Router, from 2011. I realized that I may have overestimated the security of this device, as it apparently does not have a Firewall ...
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How do I browse files in my `.backupbundle` backup?

I am currently trying to access my Time Machine backups manually, because the Time Machine feature was a little to slow for me and I needed the finder search. Before Catalina this was possible with ...
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Airport Time Capsule Third Generation Roaming connection with a Google wifi router

I am trying to make a internet configuration to improve my wifi in the whole house, but I don't want to switch between different wifi names, I have a Airport Time Capsule Third Generation, Google wifi ...
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Airport Time Capsule no Passthrough for Dual Routers

The goal is a secondary VPN router since Airport Time Capsule doesn’t have that built-in capability. I’m not sure if Apple Routers have a setting to click for passthrough traffic or if I’m configuring ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my Time Capsule hard disk and keep the backup(s) from the original?

Can I upgrade my Time Capsule to a larger internal drive and keep my original backup(s)? I'm aware you can drop in the new disk, the restore it as a new TC using AirPort Utility, and I'm also aware ...
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Time Capsule suddenly won't Time Machine, get error about format

My several-year-old Time Capsule suddenly failed to back up, throwing up this message: The backup disk is not in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, which is required. It was last night when it ...
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Can I repurpose a 2TB Time Capsule as an external drive?

I have an old Time Capsule, 2TB, Model A1355. Does any way exist to repurpose the device as just an external hard drive? If possible, I'd like to: store my music library on the Time Capsule then ...
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How do I archive a Time Machine drive to disk image?

Is it possible to archive a Time Machine backup drive? I’m aiming to trash some older physical media and would like to migrate the contents to a larger drive without all the overhead that Time Machine ...
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Airport Extreme died, looking for replacement with Time Capsule compatibility

My home network is served by a Time Capsule 802.11ac, connected to an Airport Extreme 802.11ac via wired Ethernet to extend the range of the Time Capsule. The Airport Extreme just died. I opened it ...
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Time Machine converting .backupbundle files back to .sparsebundle for downgrading back from Catalina to Mohave

I'm one of the unlucky sods who accidentally updated wife's workstation to Catalina only to find out the hard way that her CS6 Suite won't really work. Long story short, got back to a fresh install of ...
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Will ethernet work off of Thunderbolt/mDisplayPort/Ethernet adapter?

I'm trying to restore from Time capsule (via fresh recovery). Attempting to use Ethernet so the restore is faster. So I'm using an old mini displayport Ethernet adapter I have. But my MacBook needs ...
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Moving hard drives from one Mac to another

I have Mac Mini server with one 500Gb HDD (with system) and another 1 Tb SSD (with data). The computer shows no sign of life, and my Time Capsule, unfortunately, is also dead. So, I have bought the ...
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Preparing Time Capsule for shipping

I am moving, and I have an AirPort Time Capsule (3TB), which has a magnetic disk drive. Is there anything special I need to do to park the disk so it won't be damaged during shipping? It will be in a ...
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Device will not acquire network address AirPort Extreme

I have an 3TB Time Capsule that is connected to Pace cable modem providing internet access. I have a device Popcorn Hour, and NMT - Network Media Tank, that only had a wired internet connection, that ...
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Time Capsule first backup is slow (like a week to complete)

I haven't seen "my" answer to this problem so I am posting both Q & A here. I am doing initial WiFi backup of 265GB on a 16" MacBook Pro, running system 10.15.1, to a 2TB Time Capsule. I have ...
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Turris.omnia w/ Time Capsule via WiFi

I have a Time Capsule which I want to connect via Ethernet directly to a Turris Omnia. Better to say it is already connected. My MacBook is connected via my WiFi which is bridged w/ the LAN. If I ...
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Copy a Time Machine "backup" from the TimeCapsule to a HD

I'm reading this, but I'm concerned about one point. In the Check the format section, it says the drive has to be Journaled HFS+ and have a GPT map. My drive is AppleAPFSMedia and the map is Unknown. ...
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Using Migration Assistant corrupted Time Capsule hard drive

Recently, I tried to migrate a Time Machine backup to a new Mac. The Migration Assistant completely messed up. I ended up with a scrambled hard drive and completely empty Time Capsule. Called Apple, ...
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iTunes cannot backup into Time Capsule

I followed this guide to make iTunes store my iPhone backups on my Time Capsule drive, which has free space to spare instead of my MacBook, which is low. However, when I run a backup now, I will get ...
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How do I confirm that each of two attached Time Capsules is indeed keeping a backup?

I am using the following layout for two Airport Time Capsules. The second augments (wirelessly) the network of the first. The objective is to have backup redundancy, while still not bothering with ...
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How old a Mac can be upgraded with OS X Server to provide full Time Machine Server to Mojave?

I have been a faithful customer of Time Capsules for the last 10 years as I have found them to be the perfect accessory to a laptop, but now Apple has discontinued the product and essentially refers ...
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