Trouble adding new MacBook to existing Time Machine (Time Capsule)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cowboy59, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Cowboy59 macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2007
    I have been backing up my iMac to Time Machine (Time Capsule) for years. I now want to add my new MacBook to Time Machine. However the backup fails stating there is not enough disk space. How do I make space available on Time Machine to make room for my MacBook?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The only way to make space available is to delete (and start over) your TM backup from your iMac.

    Perhaps its time to look at a solution that uses a larger drive now that you'll be backing up two computers. You can fix this problem initially but you'll be running into it again

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