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What is correct way to power down Time Capsule?

1991 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2009 9:39 AM by jsmilliere RSS
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Apr 12, 2009 9:43 AM
Should the Time Capsule internal drive or an externally connected USB drive first be unmounted from a connected (either wirelessly or by Ethernet) computer before powering them down?

If I let Time Capsule run unattended and there is a power failure is there a potential problem with data loss/corruption during a backup and/or while no backup is taking place?

What is the proper way to power off the Time Capsule or externally connected USB drive?
20" iMac 2007 Intel Aluminum, 15" PowerBook TI 1000GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Technologeek KMJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 12, 2009 7:07 PM (in response to i2)
    Well, as far as I know, the Time Capsule never gets powered down as it is part router and you never turn router off (you can unplug them if there's a problem with them). As far as externally attached USB devices, depending on the device, there should be a power button for them. For example, if you're using a printer, turn it off via the power button. If it's an external hard drive, again there should be a power button (unless its USB-powered in which case you just disconnect it). Hopefully this helps answer your question.
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    Apr 22, 2009 2:08 AM (in response to i2)
    very good question. i've been curious to know as well.

    anyone?
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  • jsmilliere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Then you will get corrupted data.
    You should probably use the Airport Utility to disconnect all active session first.
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