ok i have a 1 tb hard drive that i back up to now is there a way that i can take all that and move it to the time capsule ?

  • Asked by Tom O from East Islip
  • Jan 13, 2011
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    If it's an external hard drive with USB, you can simply plug it into the Time Capsule. This will reuse the physical hard drive, but Time Capsule will likely want to start a complete backup once again.

    If the hard drive is now visible to a Mac, you can have Time Capsule to back up that Mac (including the contents of this 1 TB drive, assuming they're generic files and folders, rather that a backup in some proprietary database format that Time Capsule won't recognize).

    To be perfectly safe, you'd want Time Capsule to do a fresh, complete backup of everything.

    • Answered by Kenneth D from Ottawa
    • Jan 21, 2011