Time Capsule Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DCmacuser, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. DCmacuser macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2008
    I just purchased a new Macbook Pro 17" and a time capsule last week. I connected everything up and did my first back up using an ethernet connection. When the status window pops up it says that there is 23.6 G to back up. then the count down of files, size starts... it goes for about 2 hours and at 16.89 G it stops. It doesn't say there is a problem just that it stops. When you check the size of the time capsule using the Airport Utility it says that the disk size is 19.4 G. I called the apple and talked with the techs three times. On the third time they told me to bring it back to the store and get a new one. I did and just went through the process again... guess what it did the exact same thing. My concern/worry is that it isn't backing up all my stuff for some reason.. maybe it encountered a problem on the new macbook pro.. although there is no error message to that effect. No 'the back up failed'. Is it possible the 23.6 G number in the status window is incorrect and is just an estimate?

    thank you.
  2. coledog macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2006
    Roanoke, VA
    That's no fun!
    It could mean that you have a bad something on your mac hd.
    try going into disk utility and repairing permissions and such.

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