can i connect an external drive to the airport express for backup?

I want to do wireless backup to a disk, so i connected it to the airport express. The time machine sees it, but does not allow me to backup

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    No, not with the Airport Express.
    You can do it with the latest version of the Airport Extreme though.
    Having had two failed Time Capsule hard drives, I'd strong recommend getting an Airport Extreme and an external hard drive, so that you don't need to throw away the Time Capsule as a router if the hard drives fails.

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  • According to page 13 of the Airport Extreme manual, you can use an external hard drive for Time Machine backups.

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  • Time Machine backups are not supported to drives attached to the AirPort Extreme. The internal drive in a Time Capsule IS supported for Time Machine backup.

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