How far back for Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by djsound, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    I have a Time Capsule that I have had for about a year...and I am trying to go back as far as I can but time machine is only showing me the last 3 months. Is there a reason for this? Can I go further back? Thanks.
     
  2. kingtj macrumors 68020

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    Not sure, but ...

    I was under the impression it's all about the total disk space available?
    If you only backed up a small amount of data over that 1 year period, I suspect you could go back the full year to restore versions of files -- since keeping a year's worth of copies of your data didn't fill it up?

     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Yes. Your Time Capsule doesn't have infinite storage. The amount of time you can go back depends on its capacity and how much you're backing up to it.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    and time capsule is not designed to be used for archiving.
     

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