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Old Mar 11, 2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Backing up external drive with Time Capsule?

I have a macbook pro that my Time Capsule backs up....but what if I get an external drive? Will Time Capsule also back that up? how does that work?
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Nope

Nope.

Unless you put an alias of the folder of the hard drive you wanted to back up somewhere on your internal HD.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Nope.

Unless you put an alias of the folder of the hard drive you wanted to back up somewhere on your internal HD.
Thats not true...

... Yes, you can backup your external. By default, they are excluded by Time Machine. Navigate to System Preferences > Time Machine > Options and remove your external from the excluded list.

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Thats not true...

... Yes, you can backup your external. By default, they are excluded by Time Machine. Navigate to System Preferences > Time Machine > Options and remove your external from the excluded list.

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You are right, I am wrong.

Dumb mistake by me.
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You are right, I am wrong.

Dumb mistake by me.
Who is right depends on where the drive is attached. If it's attached to the Mac, I think it can be included in the backup. If it's attached to a router, it cannot.
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Who is right depends on where the drive is attached. If it's attached to the Mac, I think it can be included in the backup. If it's attached to a router, it cannot.
Correct. A drive attached to a router becomes a NAS.

The term "External Drive" refers to a drive directly connected to your computer. Another term is DAS.

By contrast... NAS drives are drives connected to the network (either via a router, or built in NAS functions, or through another computer. They cannot be backed up to Time Machine as far as I know.

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