6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2014 1:42 AM by Axeman1020
dandydebee Level 1 Level 1

My time capsule is full and I've disabled it. How do I clear the memory and start backups again from scratch.


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by Axeman1020 on Jun 11, 2014 6:45 AM Solved
Open AirPort Utility (Applications/Utilities) > Select your TC > Edit > Disks > Select the Disk > Erase Disk
Reply by Bob Timmons on Jun 11, 2014 8:56 AM Helpful
In addition to the comments from Axeman1020, once you click Erase disk in the sequence above, you will be presented with an option for several different types of erase modes. Choose the Quick Erase option, then click Erase Disk. The process will only take a minute or two to complete.
Reply by Axeman1020 on Jun 12, 2014 9:47 AM Helpful
You will need to setup Time Machine to backup to TC.Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your MacSetting up Time Machine for backups using AirPort Time Capsule If you have an AirPort Time Capsule on your home network, you can use it as your Time Machine backup device. See the documentation that came with your AirPort Time Capsule for information about setting it up on your home network. Once your AirPort Time Capsule has been configured for your home network:Open Time Machine preferences and click "Select Disk…". From the sheet that appears, select the AirPort Time Capsule you would like to use for backup.In OS X Mountain Lion or later you can select the "Encrypt backups" option to encrypt the backup on the AirPort Time Capsule using FileVault 2.Tip: Click "Set up Other Time Capsule" to open AirPort utility to setup and configure your AirPort Time Capsule. Enter the name and password or password only that you set for your AirPort Time Capsule via the Airport Utility. About the first backup to an AirPort Time CapsuleYour initial backup may be faster if you leave your computer in the same room as the AirPort Time Capsule, or use an Ethernet cable to connect your Mac to one of the Ethernet ports on the AirPort Time Capsule. You should not interrupt the initial backup connection by sleeping or shutting down the computer. You can continue to use your Mac while Time Machine backs up.  Additional information is available about backing up with an AirPort Time Capsule for the first time.  Once the initial backup is completed, Time Machine performs subsequent backups of only the files that have changed on your Mac since the last backup was performed. Subsequent backups happen when a connection between the Mac and the backup drive is available. You can manually initiate a Time Machine backup cycle by selecting "Back up Now" from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar. 

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  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6
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    Open AirPort Utility (Applications/Utilities) > Select your TC > Edit > Disks > Select the Disk > Erase Disk

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    In addition to the comments from Axeman1020, once you click Erase disk in the sequence above, you will be presented with an option for several different types of erase modes.

     

    Choose the Quick Erase option, then click Erase Disk.

     

    The process will only take a minute or two to complete.

  • dandydebee Level 1 Level 1

    Will my time capsule atart backing up my files from the computer right away? Is there something I have to make sure is on in order for it to do backups regularly? I have had the TC turned off for so long I don't know how to use it now.

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6
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    iPhone

    You will need to setup Time Machine to backup to TC.

    Mac Basics: Time Machine backs up your Mac

    Setting up Time Machine for backups using AirPort Time Capsule

     

    If you have an AirPort Time Capsule on your home network, you can use it as your Time Machine backup device. See the documentation that came with your AirPort Time Capsule for information about setting it up on your home network. Once your AirPort Time Capsule has been configured for your home network:

    1. Open Time Machine preferences and click "Select Disk…".
    2. From the sheet that appears, select the AirPort Time Capsule you would like to use for backup.

    In OS X Mountain Lion or later you can select the "Encrypt backups" option to encrypt the backup on the AirPort Time Capsule using FileVault 2.

    Tip: Click "Set up Other Time Capsule" to open AirPort utility to setup and configure your AirPort Time Capsule. Enter the name and password or password only that you set for your AirPort Time Capsule via the Airport Utility.

    About the first backup to an AirPort Time Capsule

    Your initial backup may be faster if you leave your computer in the same room as the AirPort Time Capsule, or use an Ethernet cable to connect your Mac to one of the Ethernet ports on the AirPort Time Capsule. You should not interrupt the initial backup connection by sleeping or shutting down the computer. You can continue to use your Mac while Time Machine backs up.  Additional information is available about backing up with an AirPort Time Capsule for the first time.

     

    Once the initial backup is completed, Time Machine performs subsequent backups of only the files that have changed on your Mac since the last backup was performed. Subsequent backups happen when a connection between the Mac and the backup drive is available. You can manually initiate a Time Machine backup cycle by selecting "Back up Now" from the Time Machine menu in the menu bar.

     

  • dandydebee Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you. Once I went into Time Machine in applications I saw the On/Off switch. It was easy from them on. Thanks for your help.

  • Axeman1020 Level 6 Level 6
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    You're welcome.