What's the best way to back up Time Capsule itself?

If I want to protect my data against physical theft or fire, I *think* I would need Time Capsule's data sent into the cloud or backed up to an external hard drive that I could store offsite. Is that correct?

Would the latter be as simple as taking a 2TB external drive, connecting it to Time Capsule, and then copying Time Capsule's files over to the external drive (I presume via one of the Macs on the network) from time to time. Is that fairly easy?

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    Yes, you can clone (copy) data stored on a Time Capsule, however Apple advises against doing so (and risking data corruption) in favor of making a second backup from the original source material.