Will Time Capsule back up data contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro

Will a Time Capsule back up data that is contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro?

If so, is it necessary to change any default settings when setting up the Time Machine Preferences?

  • Asked by fn from Rancho Palos Verdes
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Yes.

    I have a Lacie external drive connected to my imac via usb. I have an older 2TB Time Capsule. When I first did it I connected the imac to the Time Capsule with an ethernet cable and it backed up both the imac and the Lacie. I believe it worked automatically after I plugged in the Lacie. It now does incremental backups of both the iMac and the Lacie via wi-fi.

    • Answered by Shannon C from Springfield