We have been enjoying your podcasts – thank you!
We have a time capsule to work as a backup drive for our iMac and our Macbook Pro using time machine. The problem is that both computers compete for space on the time capsule and one always runs out of space. This was my Macbook since it is not always connected to our network, and the iMac gobbled up so much space on the time capsule that eventually the backup of the Macbook would not fit anymore and break off with an error.
I erased both sparse bundles and started afresh, making sure that both machines got more than their harddrive’s worth in space. But once again I keep getting an error now when my Macbook is trying to back up. Its sparse bundle on the Time Capsule is 200 GB for a 160 GB harddrive with about 80 GB in use – should be enough. But instead of erasing older backups I again get a message that there is not enough room on the backup drive, and the backup is broken off. Aggravating!
Is there anything you know that we might try short of constantly flushing the entire time capsule and keep starting over? It would be so easy if it could be divided into two partitions, but I haven’t found a way to do that.