Time Capsule Size & Online Time Machine?

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  1. 1=1?, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    1=1? macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2010
    Couldn't find a newer thread that addresses this.

    I have been doing time machine on my MBP on a 500G external HD. I upgraded my internal hard drive to 500G and moved my 256 to my optibay, and now time machine won't do any back ups. I want to get a refurbished time machine to do my backups, but I'm unsure how the time machine really works. Should I get a 2TB or will 1 TB suffice? Presumably I can just use my other 500G drive for normal storage, and the time capsule for backups so I shouldn't really need any spare space, but I'm concerned my time machine backups will fill the 1TB and I'll need to buy a new one (or replace the hard drive?) Thanks!
  2. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    Normally you should buy twice the amount of whatever you're backing up. You have a 1 TB drive for files then your backup drive should be 2 TB.
  3. 1=1? thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2010
    I also just saw that there used to be a "Time Warp" that stores your time machine backups in the cloud. I want it, but it doesn't exist anymore, can someone point me in the right direction for this kind of thing? Thanks.

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