New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Itunes + Time Capsule


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mikeydeuce

 
Member Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posts: 1
mikeydeuce is on a distinguished road

mikeydeuce is offline
Ok I am new to this forum so I apologize in advance if this question has already been answered. I own a macbook with a Timecapsule and everything works fine. My first question is

1) How do I know if the Timecapsule has all of my Itunes ?. I was not able to access my music files from the Timecapsule and this concerns me. The only reason I have the Timecapsule is so if something happens to my Macbook(lost , stolen) my music collection will be backed up. I am a Dj and this is very important to me.

2) I would like to erase the entire Timecapsule memory and start over. I own a 500GB and it is almost full. I dont know why this is the case. I only have about 40GB worth of info on my Macbook. Is this even possible , if so how ?

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
mrivmriv

 
Member Since: May 27, 2009
Posts: 29
mrivmriv is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro late 2008, 8 gig RAM, 120 gig SSD boot, 500 gig 7200 RPM, Mavericks

mrivmriv is offline
It's my understanding that it keeps "taking pictures" of your machine every hour. When the hard drive fills up, it just deletes the oldest entry to make room for the next backup.

I'm trying to decide if there is any reason to get the new Time Capsule or the older, cheaper one. Also, this hourly backup is for the birds. I believe there is a third party (free) app that allows you to alter the backup times.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,017
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
1) You'll need to provide more info than "I was not able to access ..."

You were not able to browse your Time Capsule? You couldn't browse to the location of your music library? ...

Your music will be located in the same place in your TC's Finder window as it's location on your internal drive.

2. Yes, it is possible for the TC to be full, even with only 40GB currently on your drive. Particularly if you move a lot of stuff around, download and remove a lot of software, music, etc., or make a lot of changes to the drive.

If you don't need any of the past data and the TC is full, it's perfectly fine to start over again. Am about to do the same with my 1 TB TC.

edit: Ref the 1 hr backups - don't understand why there would be any opposition to this. Once your initial full backup is done, I have not noticed any slow downs or other issues with having TM on, running and backing up 2 Mac's at a time. If there are no changes, it does nothing since it does incremental backups.

There are issues if TM is turned off for a period of time and you then end up with a lot of data to backup. It can in this case, slow down your internet/download speed if you're using it as the router for your wifi connection. Have never noticed this slow down while leaving it on the hourly setting.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Troubles with Wifi and the Speedstream 6520 and Bell Sympatico... | Windows network printer »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
iMac, Apple TV & Time Capsule - Expansion Help askipper Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 11-04-2008 03:31 PM
Using Time Machine w/out a Time Capsule Simms Switcher Hangout 15 09-02-2008 02:46 AM
Storing iTunes on Time Capsule, is it terrible? ukaser Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 06-27-2008 08:30 PM
Issues with Time Capsule - network and Time Machine jlautner Internet, Networking, and Wireless 6 05-06-2008 06:58 PM
Same iTunes under 2 accounts lardyboy Music, Audio, and Podcasting 6 01-16-2008 08:22 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?