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    Is it possible to image the Apple Time Capsule hard drive?

    I would like to take an image and put it on a USB External Drive. The price of the USB Drives have come down considerably and it would make me feel better that I have a image of TC somewhere.

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    John

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    I'd plug in the hard drive then go to System Preferences and change the settings so Time Capsule uses that drive. Run it once.
    Courtney
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    Courtney,

    Thanks for your response. Your suggestion only addresses the backup process of the Time Capsule; pointing to another drive and creating sparsebundles.

    If you recall, TC can also be used to store data, music and etc.. With this in mind I am looking for a means of creating an entire drive image of the Time Capsule.

    Regards,
    John

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    John,

    Have a look at Carbon Copy Cloner. This is a generally well regarded cloning tool.

    Here is an article from their support forums describing how to do what I believe you are wanting to do:

    http://forums.bombich.com/viewtopic.php?p=52590#52590.

    Alternately, you can go to Carbon Copy Cloner's website, and search their support forum for the term "clone a TIme Machine".

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