4690 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2010 8:17 AM by John413
Welcome to the discussions!
You must have missed Pondini's excellent USING TIME MACHINE with TIME CAPSULE Capsule guide at the top of the Time Capsule main forum page.
This link from the guide may do just what you want and also furnish a good explanation of the particular behavior of sparsebundle files.
As for the flashing amber light, open AirPort Utility and click Manual Setup.
Click on the word "Status" and a window will open to explain why the light is blinking. It may be a notification that the Time Capsule is running low on space or that it has begun to delete the oldest backups to make room for new backups.
You may have selected this option in System Preferences > Time Machine Preferences > Options, so the Time Capsule may simply be doing exactly what you instructed it to do.
If you leave Time Machine alone, it will automatically delete the oldest backup files to make room for new backups. Keep Pondini's guide handy. It's the best thing available from any source for all things Time Capsule and Time Machine.
Are you saying that you cannot find the sparsebundle file?
Open Macintosh HD
Under the SHARED heading on the left side of the window, your Time Capsule icon should appear
Click the Time Capsule icon and a folder will appear to the right
Double click the folder
You should see a xxxxx.sparsebundle file for each of the computers that are backing up
Select the xxxxx.sparsebundle file that you need to compact and drag it to the Terminal window per Pondini's instructions.
Yes, I can find the sparsebundle but when I try to drag it over to theTerminal Application, or try to access it by double clicking on it, a error message pops up and says "Resource Temporarily Unavailable." I have two different Sparsebundles from two different computers, and one allows me to access it, however the second says "Resource Temporarily Unavailable." Do you know how to resolve this?
If you haven't already done so, I would try power cycling the network to see if that will straighten things out.
Power everything down, order is not important.
Start the modem first and let it run a few moments
Then start the Time Capsule the same way
Then start your other devices and computers the same way
I have two computers backing up to a Time Capsule and have played with a number of settings, but can't duplicate the "Resource Temporarily Unavailable" message.
Suggest that you may want to re-post with the error message in the title for more views on that particular subject.