Time capsule and portable HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by laudern, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I have a simple question about the time capsule.

    I Have a portable HDD that has a unique format with a bunch of ISO's on it. Is it possible to use time capsule to keep a backup of this HDD?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Can OS X read the Volume? If so then yes it will be able to.
     
  3. laudern thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hummm I dont think it can. The file format is wbfs. Its for a soft modded wii. Im just wanting to backup the HDD so I dont know if time capsule will be a good idea....
     
  4. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Time Capsule doesn't have to read the files.

    If you plug the external hard drive in, can you open a finder windwow with the .wbfs files listed?

    Is so the TC should be able to back them up.
     
  5. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Time Machine can only back up HFS+ formatted drives. If your drive is formatted WBFS, it can't be backed up by Time Machine. Are you wanting to back up the ISOs? If so, use whichever program you used to copy the files onto the drive and copy those files onto a backup partition or drive elsewhere.
     

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