Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 22, 2008, 07:35 AM   #1
sosnpk
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Restoring media from apple tv

I'm going back and forth between buying a time capsule or apple tv. My question is if my computer crapped out is it possible to restore my media from apple tv, is the file system accessible (with some hacking of course).

My audio and pictures are the primary things i'm concerned about, I take a dvd backup every few months but it would be nice to have the apple tv always be in sync and it be possible to restore from it.
sosnpk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 08:51 AM   #2
tom1971
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2007
Yes, if you have ssh or ftp access, it is easy to retrieve your files from your ATV.
tom1971 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 10:02 AM   #3
ipedro
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Are the names of the files left intact or are they like on iPod where the files are renamed?

Also, if one were to lose the original iTunes library, would restoring from tv maintain the play count and all other information that are on the original file?
ipedro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 10:16 AM   #4
tom1971
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipedro View Post
Are the names of the files left intact or are they like on iPod where the files are renamed?

Also, if one were to lose the original iTunes library, would restoring from tv maintain the play count and all other information that are on the original file?
no, they are renamed.
If i lost my files and could recover them, I would not be too worried about the play count...
tom1971 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 10:39 AM   #5
ipedro
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
lol.. true... but if that's the case, I'd rather have everything backed up somewhere else then. The tv would be the last line of defense.
ipedro is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 11:03 AM   #6
tom1971
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by ipedro View Post
lol.. true... but if that's the case, I'd rather have everything backed up somewhere else then. The tv would be the last line of defense.
Agree, ATV is not supposed to be your backup ;-)
tom1971 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 11:46 AM   #7
sosnpk
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Yeah i would probably still continue making a backup dvd every few months, just looking for something to handle the incremental backups between those times, I also sync my iphone about every day (podcasts) so have a few options if things crash.

In the end I plan to have both but for the time being i think i'll have more fun with the apple tv, don't think i'll get too excited watching the first backup finish if i bought the time capsule......
sosnpk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 11:51 AM   #8
aiannar974
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by tom1971 View Post
Yes, if you have ssh or ftp access, it is easy to retrieve your files from your ATV.

what is ssh or ftp? Is it an ftp server?

Anthony
aiannar974 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2008, 12:57 PM   #9
tom1971
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by aiannar974 View Post
what is ssh or ftp? Is it an ftp server?

Anthony
no, you can install these binaries during the patching process, so you have access to your files.
tom1971 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple TV 2 TV Show Sorting TheCheapGeek Apple TV and Home Theater 40 Nov 21, 2012 02:47 AM
switching between media types in preview top bar in Apple TV 2 ringonbob Apple TV and Home Theater 0 Jul 14, 2011 05:17 PM
Apple TV Streaming from a Network Hard Drive? polo3400 Apple TV and Home Theater 6 Jul 12, 2011 09:05 AM
Extract media from Apple TV? chadrob30 Apple TV and Home Theater 1 Oct 21, 2010 01:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC