Can I back up the contents of the Time Capsule to an external hard drive for further data security?

I like to back up my back up drive on an external HD and store offsite. Will Time Capsule backup to an external HD. It doesnt have to be a Time Machine type backup just the files on the Time Capsule including the .macbackup file that Time Machine creates.

  • Asked by Jonathan L from Princeton
  • Sep 4, 2010
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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can copy (clone) the Time Machine contents of the Time Capsule to an external hard drive.

    Just be aware that cloning any backup is not as reliable (error-free) as cloning the original data.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Sep 14, 2010