5695 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2009 11:37 AM by Kaleb Best
Carrie B wrote:
I recently purchased a 1TB Time Capsule mainly for some extra storage. The hard drive on my PowerBook G4 is very close to full, due to my large music library and photo library. I currently have the Time Capsule set up to run Time Machine, but I would really like to use some of the space on my Time Capsule to completely transfer my photo library and/or iTunes library and free up the space on my PowerBook. I've been reading about disk imaging and setting up separate folders on the Time Capsule. Which option would be best for me? If someone would provide some instructions, it would be much appreciated! The manual that came with my Time Capsule didn't provide any guidance on this.
If all you do is to create folders on the Time Capsule disk, eventually Time Machine would consume all the free space on it.
This Apple discussion thread
notes in the fourth message that you can reserve space on a Time Capsule disk by creating a disk image and copying it to the Time Capsule.
Also, once the files are transferred to the Time Capsule, will they still be accessible from iPhoto and iTunes on my laptop with no problems?
Yes, but you'll have to mount the disk image each time you boot your computer. You'll also have to tell iPhoto and iTunes to look in that "virtual volume" to find their libraries. That's done one time by holding down the option key when you launch them.
Make sure you are making backups of those music and photo files!!! The power supplies of the Time Capsules are dying after 15-18 months.