Backing Up a Time Capsule...to another Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rayward, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. rayward macrumors 68000

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    My plan is this: to buy a new, 2TB Time Capsule, for use with my iMac and use my old TC to extend my wireless network and also be the back-up device for a MacBook Air that I plan to get in the future.

    My question is this: can I get my existing back up data off one TC onto another? I can't find anything on Apple's site that addresses this question.

    TIA
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    You can literally drag the files from one TC to another TC using a computer. Time Machine backups are folders after all.
     
  3. rayward thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Excellent. Thanks.
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Do keep in mind that although the Time Machine backups are small in size, their numbers are large, so it could take you quite some time to copy (several days).
     

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