3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 5:26 PM by Pedersen, DK
Pedersen, DK Level 1 Level 1

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)
Solved by Bob Timmons on Oct 7, 2012 8:30 AM Solved
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)

Reply by Pedersen, DK on Oct 7, 2012 5:01 PM Helpful

Hello Bob Timmons

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

Network settings are fine, I would like to erase the disk and make sure that 'the past' is completely forgotten.

All replies

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    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)

  • Pedersen, DK Level 1 Level 1

    Hello Bob Timmons

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    Network settings are fine, I would like to erase the disk and make sure that 'the past' is completely forgotten.

  • Pedersen, DK Level 1 Level 1

    Hello again Bob Timmons

     

    You already helped, by adding the searchword 'erase' to my humble Apple Support Communities Vocabulary.

    I found an older thread, addressing this issue.

     

    By using AirPort Utility, I have erased my TC. It works like a dream now.

     

    Thanks a lot. You solved my question.