Can I use 2 different time capsules for the same computer? I have 2 homes that I want to use the same computer at.

I would like to be able to back up my MacBook Pro at 2 different houses. I have a Time Capsule at one home but am thinking about getting one for my 2nd home. Will this cause any confusion with my back-ups? I've thought about just taking the Time Capsule back & forth between houses but this is not convenient since I have to travel by air. I am usually at my 2nd home for 3 months or more so I don't want to miss my back-ups.

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  • Best Answer:

    If you have 2 different Time Capsules at different locations it will work as they will have different id's and on different networks. You will have 2 different backups and will need to obviously choose which site's time capsule is the 'newest' one and use that to restore from.

  • There will not be any confusion. What you're thinking will work fine.

  • Not at the same time.