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Questions tagged [time-capsule]

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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Creating Encrypted Time Capsule disk is taking DAYS!

I bought a G-Drive 8TB external USB-C hard drive to use as a Time Machine disk for my new 15" 2018 MacBook which is appointed with 32GB of RAM & 4TB SSD storage. Snappiest MacBook you can buy, or ...
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Restore my Mac from a Time Machine backup on my Time Capsule

I don't use the wifi or router options of my Time Capsule, I only use its Ethernet. Do I need to activate the wifi in order to perform a restore? Thanks
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Extend Time Capsule Wi-fi network

I have a time capsule that I use as my Wi-fi router instead of my isp’s device. The Wi-fi reaches most of the house, except the area near the front door and my ring door bell. I have a tp-link ...
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reclaiming space on TimeCapsule

I tried deleting old backups in order to make space for more. I deleted a bunch with finder, then discovered no space was actually reclaimed. I tried emptying the trash - it ran for three days, ...
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Airport Time Capsule - check backups with another laptop

My laptop is dead. I got an AirPort Time Capsule, and I want to check if there is a fresh backup inside. But because my laptop doesn't start up anymore, is it possible to use another computer to check ...
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Time Machine backup silently fails. Log says “Backup canceled.”

Since a few days, most attempts of Time Machine on backing up my Mac are silently cancelled. Here's the situation: Automatic Time Machine backups are turned on. The preparation of backups is started ...
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Time Capsule Password

I've changed my computer. My Time Capsule password (which I've forgotten) is in the old computer. How do I change the password to en Time Capsule in the new computer?
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Identify hard drive in Time Capsule

I have Time Capsule of the 1st generation (the flat one) wherein I changed the hard drive for one with 3TB capacity. This was 2 years ago. Now, the time having passed, I don't have any information ...
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Do Time Capsules still work with macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

Do Apple Time Capsules still work with macOS 10.14 (Mojave). More specific: Can I use them for wireless Time Machine backups without jumping through hoops I would not have to with Mac OS X 10.6 (the ...
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Can I use my Apple TC's, Airport Extremes, and Expresses with Xfinity Gigabit Router?

Is it possible to use my 2 Apple Time Capsules, (1) Airport Extreme, and (2) Airport Express in bridge mode to expand the Network of an Xfinity Gigabit Router, while still using the Airport Expresses ...
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Time Capsule - what happens when full, if there is more than one system backup?

I have a Time Capsule that was used for backing up several offline macs, when the local drive sizes were relatively small. (Lets say theres two old backups called "iMac" and "iBook". Currently it ...
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Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Migration unexpectedly quit. Please try again later.”

Migration Assistant errors occur while transferring information "Migration unexpectedly quit. Please try again later.” Source of backup: iMac 24" mid-2007 macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 Backup drive: ...
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Use Time Capsule as shared disk over ethernet

I have been trying to set up my Time Capsule as a disk over ethernet for two days now, following various instructions on the internet, most of which seem to be too old. I get lost in the WAN/LAN ...
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Use of Airport Time Capsule as NAS Device, with WiFi network from third party

With the termination of Apple's support of their network devices, I have moved to an eeros system. I have adjusted the Time Capsule Terminal settings (Utilities/Airport Utility/Time Capsule) so as ...
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TimeCapsule crashes repeatedly when deleting a “grayed out” file in a folder

I have a file on my TimeCapsule that apparently never finished being moved or copied to TimeCapsule. It is constantly grayed out. I can move it, but I can't rename it. I can move it, but I can't ...
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Time Machine: first backup keeps growing while backing up, never completes

I'm trying to use Time Machine for backups on an AirPort Time Capsule. The initial backup has been running for weeks (with some interruptions inbetween) but has never completed. When I stop and ...
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How is my 2nd Airport Extreme Connecting To My 1st Airport Extreme?

I have 2 5th Gen Airport Extreme's and a 4th Gen Time Capsule. The 1st is connected directly to the modem. It is set to emit 2.4GHz, and a 5GHz connection. I have an ethernet cable running from the ...
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Is there a way to restrict Time Machine backups to a given size?

I'm using a Time Capsule to do Backups, I've been doing this for a while now. The problem is that the backup begins small and with time it becomes huge. So restricting its size would make Time Machine ...
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Difficulty to inherit Time Machine backups on new MacBook Pro

I'm having difficulties to inherit Time Machine backups on a new MacBook Pro. I've read many Q&A on the same topic, but none was a solution for my case (that's why I don't think this is a ...
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Airport refuses all wireless connections

I've got an Apple Time Capsule that's causing trouble. Whenever I try to connect to its wifi network from my Mac, I get a message "invalid password". In the Wifi log, this line shows up: Failed to ...
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Time Capsule/Time Machine volume slow to process with tmutil

My 2TB Time Capsule has functioned as our home router and backup device for years. It's not very fast at backing up over network, but since this is a passive activity it's never been a problem. I ...
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Manually restoring macOS System folder

I have been trying to restore using migration assistant from an Airport Time Capsule with no success despite following multiple support avenues. I’m now trying to manually restore all my files but ...
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Time Capsule not accepting encryption password

My setup here is several MBPs backing up to an Apple Time Capsule. Backups are encrypted. I boot to recovery mode on the MBP I want to restore to (Cmd+R). Choose to restore from a Time Machine ...
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Slow High Sierra after restore from Time Capsule

So I had a hard drive (SSD) failure some time ago (it lasted 5 years of intense use, so I kinda expected that to happen). Luckily I had my Time Capsule running all the time, so it was a no brainer to ...
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A1355 time capsule setup

I have a wifi router and internet cable in my apartment connected to it. (Without provider modem) I got a time capsule and as soon as I have few apple devices I would like to use it. I have reseted ...
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Time machine backup fails on Mac OS X 10.13.5 & Airport Time Capsule 7.7.9

I am using a Retina MacBook pro laptop, model A1398 (OS X 10.13.5), backing up to an Apple 802.11AC 2TB Airport Time Capsule. The airport utility says that the time capsule is version 7.7.9. All the ...
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How to transfer files between two disks without error 36 or permission denied?

I've got the HDD out of an AirPort Time Capsule (2TB) that I have connected to my laptop via USB and a LaCie drive (4TB) via thunderbolt: I've tried just copying and pasting "Data" (997GB) directly ...
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WiFi internet connectivity issue iPhone 8

Connected to AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac (network name BZ), which is connected to a new cable modem (just moved to new building/ISP). Internet works fine on other devices (MacBook, tablet). iPhone 8 ...
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If I archive the “DATA” on my AirPort Time Capsule to an external drive will it affect that drive's data?

I'm new to using the AirPort Utility. I just want to backup the data on an old AirPort Time Capsule of a freind's to their external LaCie drive: I click on "Archive Disk", and I'm prompted with this: ...
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Time Machine backup fails returning 112 and other errors

I've encountered 112 error when attempting to back via Time Machine to Time Capsule: I've tried: Restarts, both Mac and Time Capsule Running Verify Backups available via Time Machine menu when ...
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Time machine : Using small SSD for frequent update + HDD for slower schedule

I have a few SSDs of small capacities which I'd like to put to work, and imagined they could be useful for frequent backups. At the same time my time capsule HDD stopped working after 5 years of duty....
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Time Machine Restore Failure

I have been trying to do a restore for a week and it continues to fail. I will post pictures below but in a nutshell I had a 1 TB drive in my MBP that was almost full. While it was taking an update a ...
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How to compact sparsebundle for network Time Machine backup

I have deleted several time machine backups using tmutil in an attempt to free up space for the other computer to backup. Because this is a network backup, the backups are located within a sparse ...
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“No backups for…” when it's in the middle of a backup

I'm getting this old annoyance... Which is worrying, because I have automatic backups running. And when I look inside the settings, I see... Which isn't quite, but close to, a complete backup. There ...
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Can't connect to the drive on a TimeCapsule

I have a latest-generation, fully updated TC named "Mount Olympus". It has a drive called "Data". I am connected to it using ethernet. I am trying to connect to the drive Data so I can pull the backup ...
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How to inherit sparsebundle on macOS Server Time Machine service?

I am using macOS Server's Time Machine service to centralize backups for my mac workstations/laptops. One of the laptops hasn't been backed-up since upgrading to a new MacBook Pro (using Migration ...
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Time Machine reports it hasn't backed up in weeks even though it has

I've been occasionally getting a notification saying Time Machine hasn't backed up in XX days. When I go Time Machine preferences, it lists my Time Capsule there as my only destination and reports ...
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Access Time Capsule data through USB

I have opened up an old Time Capsule because the power supply was broken. The light did not turn on anymore. So I removed the HDD and used a SATA to USB cable for it. Since it requires 2 USB ...
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Adding Time Capsule and Airport Express to existing non-Apple network?

OK - lots of info about this but couldn't find anything definitive... I used to have a VDSL modem (from my internet provider) and Time Capsule for WiFi access. Then the VDSL modem failed (and ...
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Blinking yellow light on my Apple Time Capsule

What does a blinking yellow light on my 2TB Time Capsule indicate? Seems as if my WiFi is still working.
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Advantages/disadvantages of having AirPort/Time Capsule between ISP router and LAN devices?

I have fibre 100/100 Mbps WAN via my ISP, which has provided me a router of the brand "Technicolor". The router can create a Wi-Fi network, the 2GHz band uses 802.11/b/g/n and the 5GHz band uses 802....
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How to create a large empty file quickly on Time Capsule internal drive?

My old Time Capsule died so I decided to buy a new one which has a 2TB disk instead of the old 1TB disk and I got it up and running. For now I would like to limit the Time Machine backup to around ...
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How do I know if a time machine backup is running?

Due to APFS having a mind of its own and filling the hard disk with unwanted snapshots, I made a cron to run tmutil deletelocalsnapshots xxx. Later I found out that running this command while a backup ...
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Share Time Machine disk to WAN through my Asus router

My Asus Router (Blue Cave) has the ability to let its disk act as a Time Machine capsule. For computers on its LAN, that works just fine. You can see the disk advertised (via Bonjour?) in the sidebar ...
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Time Machine stops after a few gigabytes, without any visible error message

I had to reinstall macOS recently, and ever since, I am not able to back up. After a Prepare phase, it gets to backing up some 5-6 Gigabytes (if I am lucky), then it stops ("Stopping..." as seen in ...
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Why Time Machine can't make first copy if lid is closed?

The Situation: MacBook (Pro or Air, no difference) can't makes first copy to Time Capsule disk if: Power Nap is switched on. Power cord is plugged on. Disk on Mac is SSD. I start copy via Time ...
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Cannot write on TimeMachine data disk - told "Don't have enough permissions to write to '/Volumes' - files say (unknown) read&write

Cannot write on TimeMachine data disk - told "Don't have enough permissions to write to '/Volumes' - files say (unknown) read&write, staff read&write, everyone read&write Details: I have ...
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Time Capsule corruption problems

Since upgrading to High Sierra I often get a verification problem of my backups on Time Capsule. Time Machine then deletes the complete disk image (deletes all the backups) and starts with a fresh ...
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Can the files being transferred affect/slow the data throughput?

I'm currently trying to carry out the initial backup of an iMac using Time Machine, backing up to a Time Capsule (3TB, the older 'flat' type). The TC is connected via Ethernet and for reasons to do ...
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If I quit Terminal.app, do processes that it initiated quit with it?

If I use Terminal to initiate a time-consuming process (in this case, deleting a large .sparsebundle file on my Time Capsule, which could take hours) and if I then quit the Terminal app itself before ...