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Okay, here's what I'm trying to do:

The hard drive on my MacBook Pro is nearly full and is the cause of a general slow-down of my machine.

I'd like to move my music, video and pics to an external hard drive.

My friend recently gave me a 1TB Lacie external hard drive. I already have a 500GB Time Capsule. I would like to use the Lacie for Time Machine and use my Time Capsule as an external hard drive.

I connected the Lacie to the network by plugging it into the Time Capsule (USB 2.0). I went into Time Machine and appointed the Lacie as the destination disk. I moved my music, video and pics to the Time Capsule.

It appears that the Lacie is not grabbing or backing up the files saved on the Time Capsule. Is there a way to do this? Any tips on setup or another configuration that will make this work?

Thanks for any feedback.

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Yes, look in preferences for Time Machine, by default it ignores connected external drives, so you need to add them. After that all should be well.

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I back up to an external drive and it is working great. I also use it for my iTunes library (which is going through some repairs after my initial drive went skidding across the kitchen floor in a game of cat-hockey.)

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