can I use time machine to back up a computer to an external hard drive connected to time capsule?

I have a time capsule (1TB) which is now full, as it is backing up three computers. I would like to connect an external hard drive to the time capsule and back up one computer to the external hard drive and the others to the time capsule. Is this possible, and if so, how?

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, easily. Format the external (GUID Partition Map scheme and Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Format) and connect it.

    Then select it in Time Machine Preferences > Select Disk.