I have been trying to figure out this problem for a while now and I would appreciate anyone's help/suggestions. I purchased a first generation Time Capsule about 3 years ago. I love it, it has worked great. I have, however, outgrown its 500 GB capacity. So, I purchased a 2 TB hard drive and I have begun backing up to that instead. Now I have 500 GB on my time capsule that I would like to put to use as an external hard drive. Before I start putting my files on there, I want to be able to back up the time capsule's internal hard drive the same way that I can backup any other external hard drive. I haven't been able to figure out how to do that. Any help/suggestions?