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I ran out of space on my time machine  because I bought a new I MAC to replace the old one.  So I copied the old one on the new one  and in addition to that I own a macbook.  So what should I do erase the old IMAC on my  Time capsule ? Shall I reset it?

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I ran out of space on my time machine  because I bought a new I MAC to replace the old one.  So I copied the old one on the new one  and in addition to that I own a macbook.  So what should I do erase the old IMAC on my  Time capsule ? Shall I reset it?
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Go to the airport utility and erase the TC disk.. a quick erase is fine and takes less than 1min usually.
A one pass erase takes several hours depending on how big the hard disk is.. but is somewhat safer in that it tests the drive condition. I normally don't bother for a TM backup.
When you start over you should be able to fit both backups on the TC.. assuming the disk is 2x larger at least than the space used on both the MB and the iMac.
If not you can also add a USB drive to the TC, and use that for one of the computers.
The slowest one is best.. as USB is slow.. but fast enough for wireless you won't notice much.
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