restore question

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  1. barnacle macrumors regular

    barnacle

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    OK,, seems apple is giving me a brandy spankin new 30g video for my troubles.:D

    this fiasco all started when i updated the ipod to whatever they suggested. right then things went straight to hell.{error 1418} i did do a full back-up before i started trying to reset, restore reboot, redo re every-dam-thing.
    my question now is this: when the new ipod finaly gets here,, should i be worried about loading the back-up onto it? will it load whatever the hell screwed it up in the first place? and i will be right back there again?
    i am thinking i should just start from step one. :eek:
    any advice will be appriciated!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean by a backup? It's unlikely that a corrupt song caused your old iPod to die, so reloading on all your tracks should be fine. Do this from iTunes though, not from a disk image of your old iPod if that's what you're asking about. :)
     
  3. barnacle thread starter macrumors regular

    barnacle

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    i used "tune tools" to do the back-up. it gives you a choice of a ;quick backup', or a full backup'. am i wrong in thinking that a full backup has more than just music? maybe it has the couple gig of software apps as well?
    i'm thinkig i will lean twords the cautious side and start from scratch.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know much about the app but unless you manually manage your music on the iPod, I don't really see the point of backing it up. Can't you just sync the new iPod with your current iTunes library (ignoring Tune Tools for the moment)? :)
     
  5. barnacle thread starter macrumors regular

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    i do manualy manage my songs. my library is all but empty. i don't play music in itunes, only ipod and my laptop is almost full, no room for the library.
    so i do a backup.
    edit: my new ipod is said to be up to date. i would hate to inadvertantly reload the problem that came with apple's update! my backup could possibly hold the corrupted update? any chance you would know how i could tell?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Give the backup a whirl. If it doesn't work, then use iTunes to restore it straight away and you should be fine. :)
     
  7. barnacle thread starter macrumors regular

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    update,{cuz i'm sure you all want it.};)
    the new 30g video is now in a suitcase and headed south.
    one question:: what is the normal waiting period before i can expect the "sorry dude, we *****ed up, how can we make it up to you" response from apple?
     
  8. barnacle thread starter macrumors regular

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    now that i think about it,, i think i would like to send them a personal bitch
    e-mail. can someone give me an address where someone might actuly read it? at apple of course.
    thanks!
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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