Interrupting Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dslynch, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. dslynch macrumors newbie

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    Hi there...

    I bought time capsule (1tb) yesterday, and it's been working since last night to backup 916,977 items (96.37GB). It's at 35.81GB right now.

    The issue is that I need to leave in about 45 minutes, so there's no way it will be done. Will it cause a problem if I interrupt that backup? Do I just walk away with my macbook and then come back, and it will pick up where it left off? Or do I need to manually stop the process?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Bernie Anderson macrumors newbie

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    My experience has been that it seems to pick right back up where it left off. I haven't had any issues with interruptions.

    Someone with more technical prowess may know better, however.
     
  3. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    The only no-no would be that you should never stop a backup once it has started backing up files because doing so could corrupt your sparse bundle. It is OK to cancel during the Preparing to Backup stage, however. I have never put my MacBook Pro to sleep while a backup was going on, so I cannot comment on the OP's specific question.
     
  4. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    Stop backing up, do what you have to do and then erase the TC and start over, but do the initial backup via ethernet - not wirelessly. 35GB takes a couple of hours, not overnight, via ethernet.
     

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