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    Not enough room on time capsule?
    Hi, I hope someone here can help.
    I use a 500gb time capsule to backup my macbook pro.
    This always went fine until today. My macbook has just been repaired under warranty (new logic board), but now when I try to backup it tells me there is not enough room, eg. 220gb available when 240gb needed.

    It seems as though its trying to backup everything from scratch rather than the usual, file changes, new files etc.

    Can anyone help me get back to where I was, or if I have to format the the timecapsule hard drive and start again, how do I do that?

    Thanks in advance,

    J

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    Can anyone help?

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    If you've already restored your MB, then you can delete what's on the TC and it will do an entire backup on a clean drive.

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    Thanks, but how do I delete whats on the TC? sorry if its a stupid question.

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    I believe you go to your mounted TC disk and erase the sparsebundle inside. Tell it to back up once again and it'll start with a new backup.

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    Perfect, that did it, thanks again.

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