If I connect an external hard drive to the time capsule, will I be able to back up the contents of the external hard drive on time capsule?

If so, can this back up be done, automated, via time machine?

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    Only via a computer (not directly from the external hard drive to the Time Capsule).

    I have used a USB external hard drive with Time Capsule and it worked, but was a bit slow. I now use an Ethernet connected external hard drive (NAS drive) and it works great as additional storage. In either case you need a computer to transfer data between the 2.