If I use the AirPort Time Capsules as a File Server, can I then delete the media files (pictures) that are taking up disk space on my macbook air?

My macbook air is constantly giving me prompt that my disk space is full. So that is the main reason I bought a AirPort Time Capsule 2TB to move all my old pictures to the File Server in the AirPort. That's the way it was explained to me when I bought it at the Apple Store (georgetown location in DC).

So the way I plan on managing my files is to move all the older photos to AirPort Time Capsule File Server, delete the files on my macbook so I have a lot of memory/disk space as I travel (without worrying about losing my whole life's worth of pictures) and periodically do a media "dump" when it starts to take up too much disk space on my macbook.

This way I can continue to use my macbook (without buying a new one b/c of memory - sorry Apple).

Is this a good way to manage my media files and macbook?

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  • I'm doing the same thing with my iTunes library. I have over 350 GB of media files and rather than have it all sitting on my MBP, I have it all on my AEBS (2TB). I then set up an alias for my iTunes folder on my MBP and map my location back to the AEBS. Sometime the link drops, but its easy to reconnect. Hope that helps.

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