Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Katie \'OConnell)
Apple now recommends this method for backup of the TC.. see.
Pondini covered it ages ago and with better detail.
Read the whole thing carefully.. inside the sparsebundle is the backup.. you do not copy the sparsebundle just the backup.
There is a total of 1.39 TB on the Time Capsule, representing backups for the past 2 years.
So do I just drag these 2 items to my external HD?
Also, I'm not confident that copying the files wirelessly is the way to go. However, I've had spotty success with trying to use the TCapsure via ethernet.
That is never going to work over wireless.
By the time you get it half way something will happen and corrupt it and you need to start over.
TM backup are fairly difficult beasties to backup IMHO.
You must get your ethernet working. I would strongly advise you do this in isolation.. Setup a computer and the TC.. and copy the file across.. no other network connection.. If it still give issues.. something is actually wrong with the TC. How old is it and what model, please give A1xxx from the rubber foot.
The final method.. is to extract the TC hard disk and put it in a USB holder. Then do a copy on the computer, disk to disk. this is much faster btw if you use sata connection on your Pro.. in fact you can do it in a few hours.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thank you for pointing me to Pondini's article. I hadn't known that holding down the Option key while using the TM pulldown menu would give me the choice of selecting "other TM backups."
This is the perfect solution since I can now start a clean, new backup and still preserve the files going back 2 years that are sitting on the Time Capsule ... which will now be used exclusively for a wireless router!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 4:24 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Unluckily, I'm running into a new issue with Time Machine backing up to this new external HD. Since it is off-topic, I've begun a new discussion.