Time Capsule has not backed up in 20 days

jsf721

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Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
That is the message I was greeted with today. When I tried to open the time capsule by clicking on the ICON it said Time Capsule cannot get contacted woud you like to set up time capsule?

What happened? What do I do to re set it?

I hope I dont have to do it all over again.
 

JustMartin

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Feb 28, 2012
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UK
Check that your mac and the time capsule are on the same network, we have two wi-fi networks in our house (one for work, one for private home) and that's the usual cause. Try running airport utility to see if you can see time capsule with that. I'm presuming TC is on and showing a happy green light.

Depending on how active you've been over the last 20 days, you may have to backup again from scratch anyway.
 
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jsf721

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 27, 2011
399
4
Li, NY
Check that your mac and the time capsule are on the same network, we have two wi-fi networks in our house (one for work, one for private home) and that's the usual cause. Try running airport utility to see if you can see time capsule with that. I'm presuming TC is on and showing a happy green light.

Depending on how active you've been over the last 20 days, you may have to backup again from scratch anyway.
Thanks and. I do have 2 networks. One for guests the other for the family. I called Apple since this is a few months old. Told to pull power on Tc. Restart iMac. Plug in time capsule. all fixed! Gotta love this stuff. They said this could happen if a back up was interrupted for whatever reason and I looks lime the back up on the last day did not complete. We will see the the next on is successful. Thanks for the response.
 
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