'Export library' Can this serve as a backup

Discussion in 'iPod' started by GilesM, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    #1
    If I export my iTunes library to an .xml file on an external drive, is this an effective back up (in addition to Time Machine)?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Location:
    far away
    #2
    The .xml file contains data like name, artist, composer and probably playcount, but not the music files itself. You can easily tell that by the size of the file.

    An effective backup would be to drag the whole Music/iTunes folder to the external HD.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    #3
    I see, thank you, I will make a manual back up then...
    Thanks
     

Share This Page