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MacBytes
Sep 13, 2006, 03:37 PM
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Link: Tip: iTunes 7 can backup your music to CD or DVD (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060913163705)
Description:: It's one of the best features of Apple's latest release of iTunes...

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baleensavage
Sep 13, 2006, 03:47 PM
It's one of the best features of Apple's latest release of iTunes...
You're definitely right there. Sounds like Apple is finally listening to what the user wants.

iGary
Sep 13, 2006, 03:56 PM
Didn't the last do this?? :confused:

katie ta achoo
Sep 13, 2006, 03:58 PM
Didn't the last do this?? :confused:

I don't remember it having the little "data" button to click.. I could be wrong.

Anyone with iTunes 6 want to look?

rtdgoldfish
Sep 13, 2006, 04:09 PM
Cool feature for those with a smaller library. I've got over 45 gigs of music now so I just back up to my external HD. It would take about 10 DVDs to backup all that :rolleyes:

bluebomberman
Sep 13, 2006, 04:10 PM
Didn't the last do this?? :confused:

It's more flexible now. Before, partial backups had to be done through making separate playlists.

I don't get the sense that it backs up to external hard drives. Oh well; I'll stick to dragging my Home directory to an external drive periodically until I get my hands on Time Machine...

tk421
Sep 13, 2006, 04:50 PM
It's more flexible now. Before, partial backups had to be done through making separate playlists..

That's not true. A single playlist would automatically be spanned over multiple discs.

But the new backup option is more flexible. It offers more options, and there was never an automatic restore available before.

Silencio
Sep 13, 2006, 04:52 PM
I've been dinking around with Smart Playlists for a little while, trying to achieve much the same thing. Never could quite get it the way I wanted. Looks like I can quit trying now. ;)

neonart
Sep 13, 2006, 05:07 PM
Cool feature for those with a smaller library. I've got over 45 gigs of music now so I just back up to my external HD. It would take about 10 DVDs to backup all that :rolleyes:

Yeah, how hard would it have been to add a "Backup to Drive" feature?

I just drag and drop my whole Music folder onto my external. The only problem with that, is that there is no schedule for it, just when I remember.

CANEHDN
Sep 13, 2006, 05:12 PM
Now iTunes needs to be able to import DVDs to our new movie collections. That would be awesome.

dukebound85
Sep 13, 2006, 05:33 PM
can itunes and the ipod now play avi files????

funkytastic
Sep 13, 2006, 10:58 PM
I just drag and drop my whole Music folder onto my external. The only problem with that, is that there is no schedule for it, just when I remember.

You might want to check out .Mac... it lets you schedule that automatically, among other things.

redAPPLE
Sep 14, 2006, 08:12 AM
Yeah, how hard would it have been to add a "Backup to Drive" feature?

I just drag and drop my whole Music folder onto my external. The only problem with that, is that there is no schedule for it, just when I remember.


try iBackup. (http://www.grapefruit.ch/iBackup/)

neonart
Sep 14, 2006, 04:44 PM
try iBackup. (http://www.grapefruit.ch/iBackup/)

Awwsome! I'll check it out.

One of the reasons I don't use Apples Backup is that the incremental backup thing makes huge files out of everything. I'm not sure how it works, but just saving my personal data to my iDisk is fine the first time, but a few weeks later my iDisk is full and I have to erase everything and then start that backup plan again. I know that the emails I receive within weeks do not add up to 1 GB of data in a couple of weeks.

I basically want something that takes you Music folder and dumps it on my external drive once a week. Thats it...