2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 1:34 PM by Bob Timmons
Pat san jose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Macbook dosn't have sufficient hard drive space to back up my iPad.  I am backing up my Macs on the Time Capsule, the Apple store staff told me that I would also be able to backup other decives to the Time Capsule.  I have two non-Macs to backup on the Time Capsule: 

1) iPad2   

2) an external drive that stores my iPhoto library.


Air Port Time Capsule 2TB, iOS 6.1.3
  • 1. Re: how do I back up my ipad to time capsule?
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    I am backing up my Macs on the Time Capsule, the Apple store staff told me that I would also be able to backup other decives to the Time Capsule.  I have two non-Macs to backup on the Time Capsule:

    1) iPad2   

    2) an external drive that stores my iPhoto library.

    You can backup an iOS device to either iCloud or to iTunes. If your iTunes Media folder is located on the Time Capsule, then the backups would reside there as well.

     

    For the external drive: Time Machine can backup any HDD physically attached to your Mac. The destination of those backups can be the Time Capsule.

  • 2. Re: how do I back up my ipad to time capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,550 points)

    The iPad backs up to iTunes on your computer, or to iCloud. If you are backing up to iTunes, when the computer backs up, the iPad backups in iTunes are backed up as well.

     

    It is not possible to backup the iPad directly to the Time Capsule.

     

    To backup the external drive that is connected directly to your Mac via USB or FireWire....

     

    Open System Preferences (gear icon on the dock)

    Open Time Machine

    Click Options

     

    Here, you will see the list of items that are excluded from backups at the current time

     

    Click the drive containing the iPhoto library to highlight it, then click the - (minus) button to remove the drive from list of excluded backup items

     

    Time Machine will back up the hard drive on the next pass along with your Mac