Time Capsule

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  1. medavidcook macrumors member

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    Can you use time capsule to back up a iMac and MBA so have to folders with the back up of each machine in there respective folder?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Time Capsule


    Yes. Multiple computers can backup via Time Machine to an AirPort Time Capsule.
     
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Time machine sets up separate folders for each computer, with the computer name in the folder title.
     
  4. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Yes. The Time Capsule will permit backups from multiple machines. Because it does it over a network, each machine's backup data is contained in own sparse-bundle image on the time capsule's hard drive.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Actually it creates a Sparse Disk Image Bundle. Essentially, everything is contained within the one file and allows for multiple Macs to backup each with separate files.
     
  6. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I believe that these sparsebundles are actually packages... not one large file. If you right click and select "show package contents"... you can navigate into the sparsebundle and see all the individual files.

    Look but don't touch.

    /Jim
     
  7. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Technically a sparse bundle file is a disk image. You can mount it and view the files stored on the disk image. "Show package contents" lets you view the file bands that make up the disk image itself.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_image
     
  8. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the update.

    /Jim
     
  9. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Your welcome.
     

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