My apologies if this has been covered before but I have used search and checked the FAQ’s and can’t find this covered specifically.
I have just bought a Mycloud and am very happy with it so far, using it to centralise all my files and backup both my MacBook Air and PC. I am keen to make a backup of the Mycloud and plan to use an external hard drive and safepoints to do so.
However I am a little confused about formats and want to make sure everything will work as I want it to before I buy another external hard drive. So far I have been using the mycloud interchangeably between my mac and pc, reading and writing with no issues, and I understand that this is because the mycloud is pre-formatted to do so. Thus it contains files that originated from a mac (eg time machine backup) and a pc (eg various spreadsheets, and my pc backup). What happens when I plug in an external hard drive (ed WD passport or something) and set off the safepoints backup? I understand that a WD passport comes pre formatted for pc (not mac), so will the time machine files not get copied? Or will they get copied but I won’t be able to use them? I want the safepoints backup to just be a straight copy of what is on the mycloud so I can use it exactly as if it were the mycloud (should the mycloud fail).
Sorry if this is a stupid question, perhaps it just exposes my lack of understanding about windows/mac formats.