Time Capsule - backup external drive

4now

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Sep 20, 2007
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Can time capsule backup an external usb drive that will be connected to it.
The drive would be formatted in FAT32 or HFS+ so that it can be used by mac & PC?

if so - how do I set it up

thanks
 

iwuzbord

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Jul 31, 2008
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New York City
actually, you can add additional storage to a time capsule. im not exactly sure if it shows up as a separate drive. (i would assume so though)
but if your looking to backup the attached drive, no,i dont think that time capsule cant do that, at least not through time machine.
 

iwuzbord

macrumors 6502
Jul 31, 2008
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New York City
really?
oh. i didnt know that.

ive always wondered, what happens if time machine is unable to do a backup every hour? lets say that i am traveling and my backup drive isnt plugged in. do i get an error message, or does time machine automatically backup the next time osx senses the drive?