Can Time Capsule backup an external drive connected to the USB port?

I would like to connect a hard drive to the USB port of my AirPort Time Capsule for the purpose of providing a universal drive for movies and files shared by all computers on my wireless network. I am curious - can you select the drive plugged into the Time Capsule USB port to also be backed up by the Time Capsule itself? The reason I would want to do this is in the event that the external drive breaks, a copy of the files are on the Time Capsule itself.

  • Asked by fn from New York
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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1 Answer from the Community

  • I did the other way round.

    Backed up all my movies onto the time capsule and then backed that up to the connected USB drive. If my TIme Capsule breaks, I have another copy of all those movies.

    • Answered by David R from London