Can I use the same Time Capsule to bakcup my 3 Macs via Time Machine?

  • Asked by Jorge G. C from Miami
  • Oct 20, 2009
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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes. Time Machine creates separate backup files for each of your computers. These files will simply expand over time until your drive is full. Alternatively, you may wish to partition the drive using Disk Utility to allocate a specific amount of space for all or each of your computers.

    • Answered by Jared M from Fiddletown
    • Oct 21, 2009
  • Absolutely, you can - back up 5 using one.

    • Answered by Daniel F from Rhodes Waterside
    • Oct 21, 2009
  • Yes! You can definitely back up multiple macs to the same Time Capsule...I have mine set up this way and it works great.

    • Answered by Joe G from Camas
    • Oct 20, 2009
  • Yes.
    Although you may want to start them on different days as the first back up are normally alot larger. I only back up the documents (not a full system backup) and it works great. Beware that if you do store files on the capsule then its not a back up unless its on one of your macs. Ace bit of kit really easy to use.

    • Answered by Steve B
    • Oct 21, 2009