4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 8:15 PM by Bob Timmons
Lucanaut Level 1 Level 1

Hello,

 

I currently have an Airport Extreme and a NAS (connected via ethernet) where I store my iTunes library and iPhoto library.  I've got Time Machine to currently back up my macbook to a USB connected drive to the AX.

 

I was thinking about getting a Time Capsule instead but I was curious as to whether TC is able to back up USB connected drives as well as the macbook.  If so, I'd move the iTunes and iPhoto libraries to a USB drive, with the added benefit that I'd be able to access them via Back to my Mac.

 

Thanks!


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Airport Extreme
Solved by Bob Timmons on Dec 3, 2012 5:57 PM Solved
was curious as to whether TC is able to back up USB connected drives as well as the macbook.

 

Not sure what you are asking.

 

Time Machine can back up the Mac and a USB or FireWire drive attached directly to the Mac to the Time Capsule. 

 

Time Machine cannot backup a drive attached to the USB port on the Time Capsule. You would need Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper for that.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    Yes, it can.

     

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  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    was curious as to whether TC is able to back up USB connected drives as well as the macbook.

     

    Not sure what you are asking.

     

    Time Machine can back up the Mac and a USB or FireWire drive attached directly to the Mac to the Time Capsule. 

     

    Time Machine cannot backup a drive attached to the USB port on the Time Capsule. You would need Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper for that.

  • Lucanaut Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks very much for all the responses and I apologize if I hadn't phrased my questions clearly, but yes I am trying to backup FROM USB drives connected directly to the Time Capsule (or Airport Extreme) which it looks like Time Machine can't do.

     

    I am not familair with Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper - could I then use Time Machine for my Macbook hard drive and SuperDuper for backing up USB drive(s) connected to the router?  I would probably set up a NAS as the destination or another USB drive...

     

    Thanks again.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    could I then use Time Machine for my Macbook hard drive and SuperDuper for backing up USB drive(s) connected to the router?

    Yes. Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper can both do this. Check with their support folks for more details.