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Replacing time capsule with new

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Dec 29, 2013 11:33 PM

I have a new tower 3 TB TC I want to use to replace my present TC. I am making the replacement to improve service, but also because my present Time Machne backup is corrupted.  According to a recent verification, I need to do a new set up.


Additionally, I now have other Mac devices and want all to use the new TC.


I am looking for set up instructions considering that this is a replacement for an existing TC. I wasn't sure if this made the set up any different.


Any advice is welcome

Time Capsule (4th Gen)
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,620 points)
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:59 PM (in response to MikeeW)

    There is an option when you go through the setup to replace an existing device.


    So in the auto setup wizard.. instead of accepting the create a network, click Other Options.


    Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 7.01.40 AM.png


    Then choose the "Replace an existing Device" In the particular setup I was taking screenshots for I added to existing network.. so different option.

    Screen Shot 2013-12-30 at 7.01.57 AM.png



    Once it finishes swap them over.


    Personally I would prefer to do the setup from scratch as I think you get less issues.. but up to you.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,620 points)
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    Dec 30, 2013 1:18 AM (in response to MikeeW)

    If you are doing a full replacement don't worry about it..


    Simply go through the process.. the new TC if it is already working as router.. you simply select it for TM in whichever computer you want to use TM to backup on.


    Mavericks will be the problem child.. if it refuses to give you access come back with more info and we can suggest some different setup options..

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,620 points)
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    Dec 30, 2013 1:52 AM (in response to MikeeW)


    In fact, I had recently upgraded to mavericks when my troubles began.  Coincidence, perhaps,

    Maybe.. or maybe not.. it is certainly troublesome.


    Your old TC may still be ok..


    I would do a disk erase, and use a full erase not quick.. that low level formats it. Well worth it.


    Thank goodness for Carbon Copy Clone.  At least I have that as a backup to the MacBook Pro.

    Amen to that one.. CCC is great to have actual clones of the disk.


    We have no electricity where I am at, and generator use is unreliable......I know, TMI


    Sounds interesting.


    I have setup MBP charging and running TC off SLA battery.


    It actually is fairly easy and the results were very good.


    This is my DIY UPS.


    And simply replace the AC power adapter in the TC for a DC one.. either running from 15v


    which I use for some margin of protection.


    But I have also run it from 12v supply kit direct to SLA battery.. with a simple diode protection.. it ran for 12months without issues.. and is simply now converted for another use.



    You can charge the MBP directly from battery supply. That also works extremely well.


    The converters are extremely cheap.. although I would try and buy a bit better quality ones now.


    My email is there on the site and all the plans and designs are there to DIY.


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