Now where should I back up to Time Capsule?

matrix07

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This is beginning to be un-Apple-like complicated. I just want to back up to my new Time Capsule but when I chose Select Disk... I got this (external is my old backup).




So where should it be? "Data" or "Other Time Capsule"? :roll eyes:

PS: I don't have any external attached to TC.
 
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ColdCase

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Use Data on "Time Capsule". The external is listed because your TimeMachine set up for it, connected or not. You can manually remove it from the list if you want.
 

matrix07

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Thank you.

Btw, anyone knows how to check what is my Time Capsule formatted?

The reason I ask is I tried to migrate my old Time Machine to Time Capsule. I did everything this guy instructed but got the message "the volume has the wrong case sensitivity" when I pasted backups.backupdb folder to it.
The Apple support said this is because the Time Capsule is formatted as Mac OS Extended but without journaling per this document. I can't fathom why my Time Capsule would be formatted like that. If anyone knows how to check I would be immensely grateful.
 
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MatsSkoe

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Disk Utility should provide the solution one way or another.
Try adding the Time Capsule, File --> Open or Preferences --> check remote hard drives.

I have no way to verify, but it is something!
 

matrix07

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Disk Utility should provide the solution one way or another.
Try adding the Time Capsule, File --> Open or Preferences --> check remote hard drives.

I have no way to verify, but it is something!
Thanks. Since it's dealing with a delicate issue like my Time Machine disk, I'll wait for more solutions to see what is more appropriate but thank you very much for your help.
 

matrix07

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The Apple support said this is because the Time Capsule is formatted as Mac OS Extended but without journaling per this document.
I think I might find the cause (I haven't check yet but will check tonight). I might make a mistake formatted my external that stored old back up in Mac OS Extended journaled with case sensitive.

Damn you Apple, you just have too much file system to select. :mad:
 

matrix07

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I think I might find the cause (I haven't check yet but will check tonight). I might make a mistake formatted my external that stored old back up in Mac OS Extended journaled with case sensitive.
Now I'm not so sure anymore.


Still need to check my Time Capsule drive if it's really *journaled*.
 

priitv8

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If you're on 10.8 or 10.9, you could back up to all your available disks (both Data and MBA External).
Can't hurt to have redundancy also in backup disks, can it?
 

matrix07

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If you're on 10.8 or 10.9, you could back up to all your available disks (both Data and MBA External).
Can't hurt to have redundancy also in backup disks, can it?
Thanks. I plan to do just that. With external being encrypted and will be stored at my office. :p