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TimeCapsule has too good memory?

205 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 5:26 PM by Pedersen, DK RSS
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Oct 7, 2012 8:20 AM

Before I re-installed a fresh Snow Leopard, my TC had about 444 GB of data to back up.

Now I want to start everything fresh, even my backup.


So on a fresh Snow Leopard w. 12,5 GB of data, I want TC to back up this.

But TC still remember 'the old days' and insists on backing up 444 , even when only 12,5 GB present on my Mac.


Estimated 444GB?.png


So - how do I make a 100% factory-reset (without using highpower electromagnets) ?


I should note that re-booting TC w. a 10 sec. resetbutton hold, does not generate the desired amnesia.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), TimeCapsule (4th gen)
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,400 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to Pedersen, DK)
    how do I make a 100% factory-reset



    This will wipe out all of your stored network settings. Then you will have to reconfigure the TC again. Do you really want to do this?


    Or, are you asking here how to erase the TC disk?   (which will not affect the stored network configuration settings....but it will erase all of your older backups)


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