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Hi all,

I am planning to buy time capsule and want to use it with time machine however I would like to know how this system actually works for backups.

Does time machine create a package of files I have configured to backup, meaning on time capsule there will be a backup file you basically cannot use until you restore or encrypt it?

Or does it work so that it just backs up the files and folders I want and stores them as they are on time capsule?

I would actually like to have a system that works as the second option I described above. Is that possible with time machine and time capsule or not?


Thanks in advance for your help.

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Time Machine creates application specific files. If you want to make image files, I would recomend something like Super Duper. It make an image that can be mounted and browsed. Hope disk helps.
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Ok, thanks for your answer.

I was afraid of that and will look into it.

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Time Machine does make a file called sparse.bundle which you have to access with the Time Machine software. So the answer to question is twofold, one it does make its own package file as a backup. Secondly though, You can access the backed up files through time machine without having to restore.
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Time Machine does make a file called sparse.bundle which you have to access with the Time Machine software.
Time Machine does use a sparsebundle file to store backups on a Time Capsule. You do not however need special software to access it. You can double click the sparse bundle and it will open in a Finder window just like any other hard drive or partition. It is easier to read the files from the Time Machine program but not necessary.

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