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First TM backup to TC erroring out

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I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. I'm brand new to Mac computers and mac peripherals. I'm using my Time Capsule as a router and a backup drive. Or at least trying to. I have the router part set up fine. It works. Now in Time Machine it continuously says "preparing backup" until it errors out. I can't remember the error right now but it wont connect. It has something to do with my auto-created folder on the TC. I'm waiting for it to time out again so I can tell you the error. I don't know how long it'll take to error out but it seems to be taking forever. I was away from the computer for a while when it errored out.

The icon in the menu bar for TM showed an exclamation point in it though.

I do have the TC set up as the backup drive. There are 2TB out of 2TB left on the drive, I haven't had any successful backups yet. Today is my first day with my new MBP and TC.

I can't find any info on the internet that I think is relavent.. So that's why I'm asking here. I hope you guru's can help me.

EDIT::: The backup disk image “/Volumes/Time Capsule/Brittany’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle” could not be created (error 17).

But when I looked on the TC drive on dads computer (windows 7) it was there. Now when I look at it from my mac it's not there. There is nothing on the drive at all. I'm so confused! Help, please!

EDIT2: Found the problem. I had to remove an apostraphy that was in the name of my Time Capsule backup. It was listed as Brittany's Macbook Pro or something like that so I had to remove the apostraphy, which I just renamed my computer Macbook Pro instead of Brittany's Macbook Pro.
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You're new but you are already helping people. I've recently swapped from Windows to Mac and have just bought a TC. I had the same problem as you and have de-apostrophised my computer name in the hope that this'll work.

Will let you know...
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I'm hopeful changing your computers name will fix the problem. I hope I helped. I had googled the issue and found the answer I think on the forum.

Hope it helps!
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