An AirPort Time Capsule running on your network can be used as your back up hard drive for Time Machine. A Time Capsule is a Wi-Fi base station backup hard drive. After setting up your Time Capsule, which isn't difficult, you can click on your Time Machine icon in the task bar, and open preferences. Choose AirPort Time Capsule as your backup destination hard drive, and add a password if your want. You can have Time Machine back up all your data, your photos, music, and documents. Time Machine will even back up your MacBook's settings and applications. We strongly recommend backing up your important data to 2 or 3 (or more) separate locations. Many of our customers have backed up their data, and then when something happened to their MacBook they found their external hard drive had failed, or there was some kind of problem. With Time Machine, Time Capsule, and iCloud, backing up, and restoring your important data couldn't be easier. Remember. The more important your data is, the more diligent you need to be about keeping it backed up. You can also use applications like drop box, and others to do real time backups. We have had more than one student lose schoolwork they had put hours into when their hard drives or MacBooks had problems. With all of the backup options out there, if they are set up before doing important work, problems can be avoided.
Information About Using Apple's AirPort Time Capsule
Here are some pictures of the AirPort Time Capsule. It is easy to set up, and can be configured to back up your MacBook, or other Apple products automatically through your wireless netork.
We recommend backing up your important data in more than one location. The AirPort Time Capsule is a great option.