What is the procedure to transfer data from previous Time Capsule to new one? Is there software utility provided? Or is it automatic when TC attached

  • Asked by fn from Boca Raton
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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    it is done with the time machine software on your desktop or laptop. very easy, but 800-myapple tech guys can walk you through it.

    • Answered by David B from Henderson
  • Try this support article HT5097

    • Answered by John R from Delhi
  • It's not easy. You would have to mount the Time Capsule data filesystem from each time capsule on your desktop and then drag and drop the data from one to the other.
    BUT, I don't think you would even want to do this. There are some unique identifiers for the data that time machine creates and it might confuse the process and ignore your old data directory and start fresh with a new backup anyways.
    Probably best to just start anew on the new time capsule. You could always hang on to the old time capsule for say 30 days if you ever needed to revert back to some older file.

    • Answered by Mike G from San Francisco