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How to keep a back up from Time Capsule?

299 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 3:30 PM by LaPastenague RSS
eider2 Calculating status...
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May 6, 2012 6:15 AM

My Iphoto library is taking up all space in my mac so I have decided to export it to an external disk. Once this is done I will remove it from my Mac, and my Time Capsule will proceed with the usual back up roll with Time Machine. So at some point in time my iphoto library as it is now (before I delete it from my Mac) will no longer be in the back ups from Time Capsule.

 

Is there a way to keep a certain back up from automatically being deleted from Time Capsule?

 

Thanks

 

Eider

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,820 points)
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    May 6, 2012 6:21 AM (in response to eider2)

    No, you have no control.. it is an automated system.

     

    I recommend you do a backup using another software. You can archive to a USB drive on the TC.. and keep that.. but you really want it more accessible I suspect than that.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,500 points)
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    May 6, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to eider2)

    No. Not with Time Machine at least.

     

    If you tell Time Machine to backup the external then you will have it.

     

    Or you can manually copy it to another disk for storage outside of Time Capsule/TimeMachine.

     

    Allan

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,500 points)
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    May 6, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to eider2)

    Doing anything with your photo if they are stored on a Time Capsule disk will be slow because if the network. It is good to store a copy there for protection against lose but not to work on them. I think that is what he was refering to when he said you really want them more accessible.

     

    Allan

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,820 points)
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    May 6, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to eider2)

    Yes, as Allan said, if you have the files locked up in a non-current Time Machine backup, recovery of the files is a long drawn out procedure.. Get a USB drive and copy the files/library straight to the disk. Then anytime you needed them you can get them.. and remember this is still a backup, you need all the files in at least two places.

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