thanks Pete
Don’t have ethernet so was using wireless.
Might try connecting the new HD by usb and doing a backup that way
cheers
Blitto



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> On 12 Aug 2017, at 5:22 pm, Peter Crisp <petercr...@westnet.com.au> wrote:
> 
> G’day Blitto, many years ago I replaced the internal drive in my TC from 1TB 
> to 3TB. It was a cheap, quick and easy process. Cost me around $180 for the 
> drive from memory, rest was with tools I have. If the drive is the problem, 
> this would be a good fix for you. I also have a 4 port hub attached to the 
> one USB TC port with three HDD’s attached (a 1TB and two 2TB). The 1TB is to 
> use as a convenient file share around the house between the 5 of us (so not a 
> backup) and the other two are dedicated TC backups for James and I separately 
> for our MBP's. The 3TB internal drive is for the backup for the other 3 
> Crisp’s in the house but that drive is within 500GB of full. The Time Machine 
> software is supposed to make space when it gets full but I’ve never reached 
> that point nor can comment on how effectively it works. There are also 
> instructions for migrating a TC backup to another location but again I think 
> it is complex and VERY time consuming - Google that to see how you go.
> 
> Whenever I do a backup from scratch, I always make sure I am connected via 
> ethernet for the FIRST backup - security of connection and speed of course. 
> Did you connect with Ethernet with your backup that failed?
> 
> The TC itself has been bullet proof reliable since 2009 when I got it so I am 
> curious to know what I’ll do when the main unit snuffs out. I’ve read that 
> Apple has disbanded the department that was working the TC so I really don’t 
> know where I’d go to if it failed. 
> 
> Another approach is to buy another external drive and make a Carbon Copy 
> Clone of your Mac as a precaution back up, then blow away the old TC backup 
> and start again. This will free up space but will obviously trash the 
> incremental backups of the past. 
> 
> I hope part of this helps you towards a decision.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Pete.
> 
> 
>> On 12 Aug 2017, at 4:31 pm, Rod Blitvich <rb...@iinet.net.au 
>> <mailto:rb...@iinet.net.au>> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi WAMUGers
>> Haven’t been able to complete a  wirelessTime Machine backup for a while.
>> OS 10.12.6
>> 
>> Have a feeling the Time Capsule goes on the blink now and then.
>> Complicated by the TC disk getting pretty full and the attached external 
>> Hard drive giving up the ghost.
>> Bought a new external hard drive and plugged it into the TimeCapsule and 
>> started backing up last night.
>> After a few hours Time Machine  just failed/quit - no error message.
>> Tried again today - failed again after a few hours (60GB done out of 500)
>> 
>> So please:
>> 1) Do I get rid of the Timecapsule?
>> 2) Can my wireless internet and attached Time Machine external backup drive 
>> work from my iiNet modem/router
>> 3) other suggestions?
>> 
>> many thanks
>> Blitto
>> 
>> 
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>> Rod Blitvich  - Amy & Sam’s Dad
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