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Join Date: Jun 2009
Re: Time Capsule backup failed to restore on new computer
Your first Time Machine backup is several gigabytes because it backs up your entire computer. It may take overnight or longer depending on how much data you have. Once you have completed the initial backup, all subsequent backups are incremental. Tips for your first backup
- You must allow the initial backup process completed without interruption.
- If you use a Mac laptop, place it in the same room as Time Capsule to maximize performance (and plug your computer into an electrical outlet).
- Time Capsule is hidden under an AirPort Extreme 802.11n full-featured. Therefore, if you include Time Capsule to an existing wireless network, you should configure it as a main base station, rather than as a network client. So you get higher speeds and avoid any slowdown during backups.
- If you have an Ethernet cable, you can perform your first backup via Ethernet and enjoy the highest flow rate. To do this, connect an Ethernet cable in an Ethernet port on your Time Capsule and the other end into the Ethernet port of your Mac.
- For the backup to start automatically, the AC adapter of Mac laptop must be plugged into an electrical outlet.
- In the Sharing pane of System Preferences, make sure the field "Computer Name:" contains a good name
. Configure Time Machine to use your Time Capsule
- From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
- Click Time Machine.
- Enable Time Machine (On) if it is currently disabled (Off).
- Select your Time Capsule as the backup destination. (If you are not asked to do so and you used another backup disk for example then click on Change Disk and choose your Time Capsule and click "Select".)
- In the alert window that appears, type the password of your Time Capsule.
- Click Connect.