2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2013 12:52 PM by UANL92
UANL92 Level 1 Level 1

Once I back up my computer with time machine, can I delete music and pictures and still see them on my time capsule?


MacBook Pro, Time Capsule
Solved by Bob Timmons on Feb 18, 2013 12:10 PM Solved

Please do not do this.

 

Time Machine backs up the changes on your Mac.

 

If you delete the "original" files from your Mac, at some point, Time Machine will pick up that change and delete the files from your Time Machine backups.

 

There is no way to know when this might occur.

 

Even if the files stay on the Time Capule for a few weeks or even a month or two.....these will be the only copies of the files that you have.  You have no backups.....so if the Time Capsule or Time Machine has a problem, you will lose those files forever.....unless you have backups someplace else.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    Please do not do this.

     

    Time Machine backs up the changes on your Mac.

     

    If you delete the "original" files from your Mac, at some point, Time Machine will pick up that change and delete the files from your Time Machine backups.

     

    There is no way to know when this might occur.

     

    Even if the files stay on the Time Capule for a few weeks or even a month or two.....these will be the only copies of the files that you have.  You have no backups.....so if the Time Capsule or Time Machine has a problem, you will lose those files forever.....unless you have backups someplace else.

  • UANL92 Level 1 Level 1

    Yea I figured that could happen

     

    Thank you!