1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 12:29 PM by LaPastenague
lyperez Level 1 Level 1

How do I use Time Capsule as an external hard drive? I want to remove photos & music from my laptop and store them in Time Capsule only.


Time Capsul, MacBook Pro
  • LaPastenague Level 9 Level 9

    lyperez wrote:

     

    How do I use Time Capsule as an external hard drive? I want to remove photos & music from my laptop and store them in Time Capsule only.

    Apple has specific instructions on moving libraries.

     

    eg itunes.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4527

     

    You simply follow those instructions..

    TC is a network drive.. nothing more.

    To move individual files, just copy and paste to a new directory.. not inside a TM sparsebundle please.

     

    BUT.. TC only worries me.. deeply.

    It is relatively easy to corrupt a library when you copy to it.. library as a whole is then corrupted and will need to be restored from backup.. wops.. no backup. You are putting at risk all your files.. don't do it.. make sure you backup..

     

    And here is the rub.. TC cannot back itself up.. TM cannot backup network drives.

    And where are you going to backup.. to... an external drive on the computer.. in that case, that is where the library should be and the TC used as normal.. ie backup target for TM.

     

    Please read Pondini on how to do it properly though.

     

    Q3 http://pondini.org/TM/Time_Capsule.html