Deleting old backups...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guklein, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    I use my TimeCapsule just for backups from TimeMachine.

    But my TC is almost full. I want to delete the old backups. How can I do that?

  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Time Machine automatically deletes the oldest backups as it needs to /once it runs out of space.
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    OK, I know...

    But I want to delete all my backups from TimeCapsule. I need space for other things.
  4. EMKoper macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2002
    Stafford, VA

    I don't know the 'real' answer to your question... but some ideas:

    1. Delete the entire back-up... partition the TC to only allocate a fraction to your TC to the back-up process and the other part for usable storage space -- and then restart the TC back-up process fresh. I honestly don't know if you can do this with the way the TC media is mechanized, but I did this with a non-TC external before I bought a TC.

    2. Don't do that at all, and spend ~ $40-50 for a second external drive. One of the features of the TC was your have long-term 'snap shot' in time of your files you have and once had. New storage is cheap ...

    Good luck ..

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