I have a macbook, a 1TB Time Capsule, and a 1TB external hard drive. I previously had the 1TB external connected via USB to the TC--serving as my main source of data--but #1 The TC won't backup the attached external and #2 data access is very slow. So ... now I have my external USB'd into the laptop and just want to have Time Machine use the Time Capsule--as intended--to back up the mac and the external, which total roughly 400GB. However, whenever I tell TM to backup the appropriate files, it "prepares" for a few minutes then sits on "backing up 0GB of 400GB" for literally 8 hours. I deleted the entire backup file on the TC (and of course now I have NO backup whatsoever) in an attempt to start from scratch. I've reset, turned on and off--etc, etc, etc-- and still all I see is $#%&*@ "backing up 0GB of 400GB"!! Anybody have any pearls of wisdom for me?