Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

time capsule

  1. dawindmg08

    Turn USB RAID enclosure into backup solution; RAID or JBOD?

    Been juggling a few different backup solutions in my home, limping by on scattered USB drives and an old Time Capsule that we've outgrown. Don't want to spend the money on a full NAS like a QNAP, thought it might be cheaper to trick out an old USB3 RAID enclosure to handle Time Machine backups...
  2. dawindmg08

    Turn USB RAID enclosure into backup solution; RAID or JBOD?

    Been juggling a few different backup solutions in my home, limping by on scattered USB drives and an old Time Capsule that we've outgrown. Don't want to spend the money on a full NAS like a QNAP, thought it might be cheaper to trick out an old USB3 RAID enclosure to handle Time Machine backups...
  3. MacKyle

    Life Post Time Capsule Line

    Now that Apple decided to sunset the Time Capsule line, what else is out there? Hint, anything that can take less than 12 hours to restore a 1 TB SSD?
  4. O

    Time Capsule 3TB fail Apple

    Hi, I purchased a 3TB Time Capsule direct from Apple last year (April 2018) after my trusted 500mb Time Capsule was too small to carry on, it was about 8 years old and never let me down. From July '18 I have had my Time Capsule history completely wiped, Apple staff remoted in twice to my iMac...
  5. F

    Can I have router in one room and time capsule in another?

    Hi everyone. I have my router and time capsule in the living room. The TC is connected to the router with Ethernet, and I then have multiple devices connected to the TC with Ethernet. Problem is that it’s a mess of wires and I need to add even more. So I’d like to move the router into the home...
  6. MarckyG

    Wireless Portable storage recommendations - compatible with Time Machine?

    Hey, I'm looking for a wireless and portable storage that can function as a Time Capsule stand-in while traveling... I was wondering... Could you use a portable wireless drive such as the LaCie Fuel or WD My Passport Wireless Pro as a portable NAS? With Time Machine for your Mac? I'm not sure...
  7. francisnote

    "This disk is used for Time Machine backups"

    I can't update to Mojave, the software is correctly downloaded but then I get this screen: "This disk is used for Time Machine backups" is the translation. This is not true! I am using a Time Capsule, for years now. Some people say that deleting the file Backups.backupdb is the solution for...
  8. A

    Options to replace TC & Mac mini plex server

    Hey all, I'm looking to get a little advice on backup options after my TC then Mac Mini died. Background: I had a TC 2GB that I used as my router, but it failed. Rather than replace it with another TC (I felt EOL was coming for TC before they made the announcement), I decided to get an Eero...
  9. Farr Canal

    Setting up Time Capsule Issues

    Hi, I have a ISP provided router and wish to hang off that my Time Capsule with Internet access. The reason for keeping the ISP provided router is that I have VDSL and the TC is ADSL only. This had been working up until recently when a "friend" unplugged everything. From the ISP router Lan...
  10. K

    3TB Time Capsule Replacement?

    I currently have a 3TB Apple Time Capsule ME182LL/A that I would like to replace. What router/hard drive combination will give me a similar setup, but with more hard drive space and improved performance? BTW, I know that replacing the hard drive is an option, but I really don't want to...
  11. A

    Using older Time Capsule (802.11n) to extend wifi network

    Would it create a bottleneck in speeds in using an older Time Capsule that has 802.11n to extend my wifi network where my current Time Capsule is 802.11 a/c as well as all my devices? Would there be a way to set up the old time capsule in a way that amplifies my network without causing a speed...
  12. and 4096 others like this

    Time Capsule with iPad

    Hello, This thread could go to iPhone topic, as well as macOS, MacBook Air, Apple TV and other, cause I have a question to Apple devices in general, so... There is iPad, 2x iPhone, iPod Touch (all with iOS 11) and PC in my home. I have in plans to change PC to Macbook Air (or whatever you call...
  13. capcitytech420

    Time Capsule Gen 4 HDD Upgrade Options

    Hi, I have a 4th gen time capsule and im running out of storage! Tried to upgrade with a seagate but it wouldn't fit in the rubber bumpers. I'm seeing that the WD 6TB green should work, but are there any other options that are known to fit?
  14. iosmike

    I backed up OX Base System two times on time capsule

    I backed up OS X Base System two times on time capsule, how to delete one of them to clear space on time capsule? Thanks!
  15. iosmike

    macmini back up on time capsule repeatedly

    Every time I erased my macmini, reinstalled and after restoring from my time capsule, the macmini will backup the total 360G again on time capsule. So now the macmini backup on time capsule already more than 700G and this time it is starting over backing up 360G. How to solve this? Thanks!
  16. hauntvictim

    Time Machine/ capsule issue

    Sorry not exactly sure where to post this but here goes. After updating to Mac OS High Sierra. Time Machine has not had a successful back up since 10/30/2017. I ignored the issue for a while, now want to upgrade Mac... so I have made several attempts to fix the issue such as: Updating...
  17. H

    Time Capsule/Time Machine question

    I want to remove unneeded files from my Mac to free up space on my hard drive. I use Time Machine and have done multiple complete backups of my hard drive to my Apple Time Capsule. My downloaded iTunes files take up about 40G. Since I have Apple Music, I don’t need those files on my hard...
  18. Blaidd1Drwg

    Inter-connection help

    Hello! My housemates and family got me some early Xmas presents, and I'm trying to set them all up symbiotically - together and with my existing gear. What I've got so far, is fibre to the property nbn to an Optus modem/router - to the ports strip built into my apartment. Then in my room from a...
  19. bossmanjunior

    Time Capsule Unavailable in Time Machine

    I would like to backup my MBA and do a clean install of High Sierra since I'm having so many issues with it after upgrading, but Time Machine cannot find my Time Capsule (latest generation), nor is it showing in Airport Utility. The Time Capsule is available to my iPhone and the internet works...
  20. D

    A bit overkill?

    Hello! This is my setup I am currently using. I will soon add 2 more AirPort Express. What do you think?