Backup to itunes extremely slow

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  1. nickswitz

    nickswitz New Member

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    I have an un-jailbroken ipod touch 2G 32GB. My entire itunes library is stored on a flash drive. Whenever I try to sync it it takes forever to backup, is it because the iTunes library is on a flash drive?
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    It is very unlikely that it is because your library is on a flash drive since this isn't where the backup is stored.

    Have you ever allowed the backup to complete?

    In my experience, the first time you back up it is an extremely slow process - this is because it is backing up your entire device (excluding music). After that backups should be much quicker because the following backups are incremental (backing up changes since the last full backup)
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    It always takes a while the first time. The more you do it the quicker it goes so just wait and keep doing it.
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    Got it, I just cleared the cache on my computer, and then I backed it up again, and it went much faster, I also deleted some apps that weren't really there, and it went much faster.
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    But wouldn't disabling it be A LOT faster ? Why do you need a backup for anyway ?
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    Well, its always good to have a backup.

    But I manually backup everything.
    I have AppBackup from Cydia, so when I back up my saved games, it goes to /private/var/mobile/Library/AppBackup so I copy the contents of that to a backup folder and I can restore it whenever I want to restore my apps saved game data.

    I also keep a copy of my master theme file, (containing theme, MMP flip, battery images etc.) all in one .theme file, in my backup folder.

    I dont trust iTunes.....
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    Then how do you disable it ? It's stressing me out having to press the damn X button every time I sync. Waiting for it to scan my files (??) is the best part !
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    Wow, A flashdrive?
    Epic.
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    No, it has nothing to do with the location of your iTunes library.

    It depends if you have a TON of apps and stuff on your iPod.
    Its just something youre gonna have to deal with, I guess.

    @Red.

    People use flashdrives because they can share them on the network and share their iTunes library with other computers.

    The network drive has to be the same letter on each computer.

    But, you DONT need a flash drive to do it.
    Make a folder in C:/ (or wherever you want) and put ALL your music in it.
    Right click in, select the Sharing tab, and click Share this folder on the network.

    Enter in a name, then go to My Computer.
    Click Tools, and then click Map Network Drive.
    Select your desired drive letter and then select the folder you shared earlier.

    Do the same on desired network computers.

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