Archiving time machine from time capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blasto333, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. blasto333 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2004
    I recently cleaned up my computer and installed fresh without time machine and copied apps + files manually (It was long overdue and I was running out of space).

    So now I have transferred everything I want; but I want to put the old time machine backup on another hard drive just in case I forgot something when I reset up my time capsule for restored computer.

    Is it as simple as copying the image in the data folder mounted from time capsule?

  2. Alrescha, Feb 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016

    Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Or, if you have a new-ish Time Capsule, you can plug in a USB drive and have the Time Capsule back itself up. See the Archive Disk function in Airport Utility/Disks (I have never used it, I just know it is there).


    addendum: Now that I said I never used it, I had to try it. Seems to be very straightforward: does not format the archive disk, just needs sufficient space. It is USB2, seems to be running about 50GB/hour.

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