11252 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2008 11:16 AM by VA2020
*Reformat the TC Hard Disk*
You can reformat the hard disk in the Time Capsule.
Go to Airport Utility --> Manual Setup --> Disks --> Highlight "Time Capsule Disk" on the left --> Click "Erase" on the right.
Rename the disk and select the level secure erasure. You're done and ready to begin backing up again.
I would suggest connecting the TC directly to your Mac via ethernet. Your initial full backup will go much faster and doesn't fail nearly as often as trying to do it wirelessly. “If you have an Ethernet cable, you can perform your first backup to your Time Capsule via Ethernet; this will allow for the fastest initial backup especially with client computers that use 802.11b or 802.11g.” [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1176]
Hope this is helpful. Cheers!
Is Erasing the TC hard disk really the same as Reformatting the hard disk?
I've been having some issues with TM and have decided it's time to start over, but I'd like to be sure the file structure on the disk is repaired as well as getting rid of the old data. Thanks.
If erase is not the same as reformat, how does one reformat the TM disk in Time Capsule?
Thanks very much.