iTime Capsule - Partition and Storage advise

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  1. m11rphy macrumors 6502

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    Hi All

    Can someone tell me if the below is possible and if so how i set it up.

    I have the latest Apple Time Capsule 1 TB. I would like to partition this in to 2 separate drives.

    1. Time Machine back-up for my Mac Pro.
    2. Partition for iTunes library that can be accessed by my Mac Book and Sony Vaio when the Mac Pro is turned off.

    The Mac Pro is connected via ethernet and the laptops via Wifi.

    The Time Capsule is also used by all 3 computers to connect to the internet.

    Could some point me in the right direction please.
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    you can't. to do so, you'd need to remove the TC's internal drive (voiding your warranty), put it in an external enclosure, and connect that to your computer.

    create a fixed-size sparsebundle disk image for iTunes on the TC. time machine will use up all the remaining space for backups.
     
  3. m11rphy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you advise how i would do this ?



    create a fixed-size sparsebundle disk image for iTunes on the TC. time machine will use up all the remaining space for backups.[/QUOTE]
     
  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    you can use the instructions in this article. just leave out the encryption part.

    make sure volume size is appropriate for your library, and consider that you may add content so plan ahead.
     
  5. m11rphy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How would I then connect to the sparse bundle on the laptops ?
     
  6. Jolly Giant, May 21, 2011
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    Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    i'm not doing windows, but on the MacBook you have the icon of the TC in the finder under the shared header. click on it once and the next window will reveal a folder (by default called data) which is actually the TC's drive. inside you will find the sparsebundles, one for the TM backup and the other your iTunes sparsebundle.

    double-click on the disk image and it will mount on your desktop.

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