Hi, my name is idkew, and I am an idiot.

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  1. idkew macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    Yeah, y'all will love this.

    Today, doin' some video editing work and I need a bit of extra space on an external drive. I decide to delete my not quite up-to-date music folder backup. That will give me near 30gb to work with.

    So, like a moron, click on my "favorite" music in my sidebar and delete my music library. And I empty the trash. Well, slick old me deletes his up-to-date music library on the internal hard drive. Fun huh?

    So, after changing my pants I realize I updated my iPod "about an hour ago", and all I will lose is a few play-counts if I restore from there. Thank god there are third party utilities that let me do this, since I would lose everything but the mp3/m4a file itself if Apple had its way.

    So, basically this is a thread for you to laugh at me, and then learn from my mistake.

    Now- time to backup all my music to DVD.
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Good thing you had the iPod. If I did anything like that i would be really hosed.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    all my music is on a 120gb external, if that dies, im screwed..
     
  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    I feel for ya. When I first got my iPod last August, I transferred my songs to it. For some reason I dumped my iTunes library on my iBook... oof. So, after freaking out, I relax and remember, at least I still have my music on my iPod! So I plug in my iPod (and not knowing about the automatic update thing), it instantaneously synced my iPod to my empty iTunes library, erradicating everything on my iPod. So I managed to zap not only my Itunes lib, but my iPod songs. Spent 4 hours reimporting from CDs. All is good now though. :)
     
  5. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    there are things called cdrw and dvdrw that let you write data on to blank disks and back up stuff you don't wanna lose. use them :p ;)
     
  6. chv400 macrumors 6502

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    I have my songs on my comps and my dad's laptop so if both go out it could be a very bad thing.
     
  7. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok,

    Since this all started b/c I can not import DV and save it to an external drive on the same bus, can someone please help me out:

    I need a 2.5" 1394b external enclosure that will fit a 12mm hard drive.

    Can anyone find one? All I can find is enclosures that fit 9.5mm drives or smaller.

    Thanks.
     
  8. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    you wanna burn 49 cds for me? the 7 dvds @ 2x?

    besides, normally this would not be a problem, but i just purchased a bunch of new music, and it was not backed-up yet to the external drive.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That sounds like a good reason to buy an iPod or to hire blue&whiteman to backup your music. ;)

    Can we remind you of this for the next 3 years? :D
     
  10. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    congrats. you are lucky.

    what's the deal with the ipod not synchronizing properly? if you have all music on iPod, then sync, shouldnt' it put all that music in iTunes?

    (if you can't tell, i dont' own an ipod)
     
  11. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    Try 56 DVDs bro. no es bueno.

    - Doc
     
  12. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    dvds are 4.7gb

    i have 30gb of music.

    you do the math. not 56. 56 dvds is something like 263gb.

    even with cds is is not 56.
     
  13. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    Ouch. Thank goodness for your iPod, huh? :eek:

    I'm feeling a sudden need to back up my music collection now....
     
  14. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

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    As much fun as it would be to argue with you, thats not what I meant :)

    I just burned 56 DVD to back up my collection.. that is all.

    - Doc
     
  15. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OIC. My Bad.

    Bet that was a fun one. :)


    BUT- Can anyone help me out with post #8?
     
  16. TEG macrumors 604

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    Well, can you not just use a 1394a Drive with the a-b adapter? Also, you could buy both and A and a B and just switch out the circuit boards.

    TEG
     
  17. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    That happened to me. All my music was on my 120gb external. All of my photos from the last 4 years as well. My masters thesis, and lots of other stuff. You say I should have backed up? Well, that disk was my backup, I was in the middle of doing a clean install on my Tibook when the external died. The good news is that I paid $70 for a program called Data Rescue that got my music and all of my most important files back for me. Talk about a big sigh of relief.
     
  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I have the ultimate backup system. I've memorized all the music in my iTunes library, so I can hum it or sing it all myself. That way, I can't lose them unless somebody holds a big magnet next to my head.

    But I think I'll make a DVD backup too, just in case. :)
     
  19. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    The way it is set up, it only syncs one way. In other words iTunes makes a carbon copy of whatever is in your library on your iPod. The only info that the iPod gives to iTunes has to do with play counts and recently played music. I think Apple did this so people couldn't take their iPod to someone's computer, fill it up and dump it onto theirs. Otherwise the RIAA probably would have had a hissy fit.
     
  20. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks teg, that is exactly what i need.

    just to make sure- the firewire and firewire 800 ports are separate buses, correct?
     
  21. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    burn as your collection grows. a disk or 2 a day or whatever. not all at once.

    I find myself being a lazy burner now and then because I have a big drive and it takes a while to get it full. I have a folder called burn and I put anything I want backed up in there. once that gets over 5 gb I burn whatever is in it.

    I wasn't being "smart" with you :p
     
  22. idkew thread starter macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    i realize that. that is why i removed it. i think i was just still mad.




    but- just finished "finding" all my damn music that had it's name changed on the re-import. maybe 1/4th to 1/3rd of my 4500 songs.


    that really sucked.


    now dvd time.
     

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