Add Airport extreme USB attached disc to time machine backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nepentanova, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. nepentanova macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Hi all,

    due to a filling drive i have moved a lot of files to an external drive and connected to the USB port on my airport express.

    The problem i have is that this disk is not being backed up to time machine - is it possible to do this?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Nope... Time Machine will not backup a networked drive like that. You could use something like Carbon Copy Cloner to automate this and copy the files from the USB drive your backup drive.
  3. nepentanova thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Cheers all, its an archive drive where the content rarely changes. Occasionally connecting to my laptop will have to do.

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