Sunday, March 8, 2020 Good morning.

BANNER-1My name is Hans Blok, a Dutch man (just 80 years young) living inside Thailand already during more then twenty years now. I’m living (with my Thai wife) within te ‘Pattaya’ region, part of Chonburi province. Sometimes we move for a few weeks tot Thailand’s ‘North-Eastern’ EASN-region inside the most-eastern part.

I’am in general covering; everything MAC and focussed onto sections and subjects. This subject is ….. How to use Time Machine combined with Mac, tablet and Smart-phone


All about Time Machine 

Using Time Machine, which is built into macOS, incremental backups of files are created that are restorable at a later date. These backups can include an entire system or specific files. 

Time Machine captures the most recent state of your data. As these snapshots age, they become prioritized progressively lower automatically compared to newer files. 

Time Machine stores hourly backups for 24 hours, daily backups for one month, and weekly backups for as long as your drive has storage space. Once storage space becomes limited, the system deletes the oldest backups. Because of how this is performed, Time Machine is not intended as an archival utility or offline storage solution. 

What type of external storage devices can you use with Time Machine? 

Time Machine can use the following storage devices as backup disks: 

  1. An external USB, Thunderbolt, or FireWire drive connected to your Mac 
  2. An external drive that’s connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Time Capsule 
  3. AirPort Time Capsule or other storage-device 
  4. A Mac shared as a Time Machine backup destination 
  5. Preferred; a Network-attached storage (NAS) device that supports Time Machine over SMB (Server Message Block)   

My INITIAL pick  

Insert-20-03-08Many years ago I have started with a device generation type 2. AirPort Time Capsule

The AirPort Time Capsule (originally named Time Capsule) was a wireless router sold by Apple Inc., featuring network-attached storage (NAS) and a residential gateway router, and is one of Apple’s AirPort products. 

They are / were, essentially, versions of the AirPort Extreme with an internal hard drive. Apple describes it as a “Backup Appliance”, designed to work in tandem with the Time Machine backup software utility introduced in Mac OS X 10.5.

Introduced on January 15, 2008 and released on February 29, 2008, the device has been upgraded several times, matching upgrades in the Extreme series routers. 

The earliest versions supported 802.11n wireless and came with a 500 GB hard drive in the base model, while the latest model, introduced in 2013, features 802.11ac and a 3 TB hard drive. All models included three Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB port. 

The USB port can be used for external peripheral devices to be shared over the network, such as external hard drives or printers. 

The NAS functionality utilizes a built-in “server grade” hard drive. On April 26, 2018, Bloomberg announced that Apple’s entire AirPort line had been discontinued without replacement.


The AirPort Time Capsule was introduced at Macworld Conference & Expo on January 15, 2008 and released on February 29, 2008, with pricing announced at US$299 (£199) for the 500 GB version and US$499 (£329) for the 1 TB version. It was the first wireless network-attached storage device combined with a wireless gateway router made by Apple.

The first generation Time Capsule included a full AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n wireless, one Ethernet WAN port, three Ethernet LAN ports, and one USB port. The USB port could be used for an external hard drive or a printer to be shared over the network, or both, by using a third-party USB hub. In early 2009, Apple released the second generation Time Capsule. It offered simultaneous 802.11n dual-band operation, which allows older devices to use slower wireless speeds, without affecting the overall performance of devices that can use higher 802.11n speeds. The second generation model also included the addition of “Guest Networking”, a feature which allows creation of a separate wireless network for guests. The guest network uses different authentication credentials, ensuring the security of the primary network. The hard disk storage space of each model was doubled: capacities were 1 TB 2 TB, while the prices remained unchanged.

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