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HT1175: Backing up with AirPort Time Capsule for the first time

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HT1175 Time Capsule - No room left

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I've just migrated my hard drive to a new iMAC. My time capsule won't back up becasue it's already full with the old iMAC files. How do I get my time capsule to back up my new iMAC?



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,810 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 1:12 PM (in response to Dave Splinter)

    If you want to keep the old backup.. then the easiest way is to get a USB drive.. plug it into the computer, and use that as TM target.


    You can also plug the drive into the TC and enjoy slow backups.. USB drive on TC runs at less than half the speed as local.


    Finally you can use the USB to archive off the old backup.. erase the TC and start over.


    If you don't care about the old backup then just erase it.


    You might also be able to connect the new backup to the old one.



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