Can time capsule be used to store the iPhoto library?

Can somebody please advise if the time capsule can be used to store iPhoto library files (90GB) and iMovie files (600GB).
Kind Regards

Don't know about iMovie, but if you check with the experts in the iPhoto support area, they will strongly advise against locating the iPhoto library on the Time Capsule....especially if you are using wireless.
Might be a good idea to post over there for first hand info, but even if you decide to do this....risking corruption to your image library....have you thought about how you will back up the iPhoto library once it is on the Time Capsule?
You will need another hard drive for this, of course...and an application that can backup a network drive....since Time Machine cannot do this.
A better idea might be to connect a hard drive directly to your Mac using USB or FireWire and store the iPhoto library the iPhoto experts will also recommend.
Then....Time Machine will back up both your Mac and the hard  you have backups of everything.

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