4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2010 8:52 AM by maxcavalli72
Youknowthebo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi.

I was just wondering if the I use Time Capsule with multiple users (multiple macs) I believe the backups are all seperated and password protected. Am I right?

But what about the migration assistant? Doesn't the migration assistant help you to transfer your data from one mac to your new one without asking for a password? So wouldn't it be easy to use the migration assistant to get data of another time capsul backup?

At the work place of my girlfriend they are using time capsul, and I'm not sure if I would advise her to backup her data to that timecapsule. Ok you can exclude folders, but not the mailaccount.

Mc Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    Youknowthebo wrote:
    Hi.

    I was just wondering if the I use Time Capsule with multiple users (multiple macs) I believe the backups are all seperated and password protected. Am I right?


    Yes, just as they are on your Mac.

    But what about the migration assistant? Doesn't the migration assistant help you to transfer your data from one mac to your new one without asking for a password? So wouldn't it be easy to use the migration assistant to get data of another time capsul backup?


    Yes. It transfers user accounts and their data, with all permissions intact. So however safe the originals are, the backups and anything migrated to another Mac are equally safe.
  • Youknowthebo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply.

    But isn't it possible to transfer data from an old user account to a new account with a different name? Wouldn't that overide the password prompt?

    I mean I understand that if you migrate a user account from one mac to another you wouldn't gain access to the home folder of that user, but as I understood the migration assistant it is possible to migrate data to a folder of your choice. I did not try it yet but that's what I (maybe misunderstood) read here http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/19.html
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    Youknowthebo wrote:
    Thanks for the reply.

    But isn't it possible to transfer data from an old user account to a new account with a different name? Wouldn't that overide the password prompt?


    No more or less than on your Mac.

    I mean I understand that if you migrate a user account from one mac to another you wouldn't gain access to the home folder of that user, but as I understood the migration assistant it is possible to migrate data to a folder of your choice. I did not try it yet but that's what I (maybe misunderstood) read here http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/19.html


    No. You can select which user accounts to transfer, but you can't transfer one user's data to another.
  • maxcavalli72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi

    I have a TC and 2 MBPs and an iMac. Can I create folders in the TC that are only accessible by a certain user/machine? Reason is that I want to store some files and make them available on multiple machines but not multiple users due to confidentiality.

    Thanks
    Max