Can an Airport Time Capsule back up more than one laptop?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tobasco27, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. tobasco27 macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2010
    I'm assuming yes, but can't seem to find specific instructions on that. Is it just a matter of selecting a new backup disc within the Time Machine?

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009

    "Have multiple Mac computers in your home or office? AirPort Time Capsule can back up and store files for each Mac on your wireless network. No longer do you have to attach an external drive to each Mac every time you want to back up. AirPort Time Capsule spares you the work. Your computers are always backed up — automatically and wirelessly."
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes it can, but they will both use the same Time Capsule drive. In the Time Machine settings for each Mac you would just choose the Time Capsule drive as the destination then the backups gets stored inside a sparse bundle image that is named for each Mac. It gets that name from whatever you have named your Mac in the Sharing pane in System Preferences.

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