Apps that cause slow back up time?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Metsfan7450, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular

    Metsfan7450

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    It's my understanding that there are certain apps that can be the cause of slow backup times. My iPad takes about 15-20 minutes to backup so I'm assuming it's due to certain apps I've downloaded since it hasn't always taken this long. I've searched the forums and can't find a list of these apps and/or how one can tell which apps slow down the backup time.

    Please let me know if you know of the apps that cause slow backups and/or if you know of a way to determine which ones they are.
     
  2. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

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    I think the bigger the app (in terms of data) the slower the back up. Especially if the app contains lots of files. I noticed that when I added a 100 or so PDFs to Noterize that the back up slowed. Same is true after I got Looptastic HD and downloaded all the free loop sets.
     
  3. Metsfan7450 thread starter macrumors regular

    Metsfan7450

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    Ok, that makes sense. I just started using file sharing with the Comic Zeal app. I guess that could be part of the problem.
     
  4. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

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    It's the amount of files which causes slowdown.

    Notorious ones are:
    Comic zeal
    Goodreader
    Zinio
    Mobilerss
    Readitlater
     
  5. Metsfan7450 thread starter macrumors regular

    Metsfan7450

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    I found the culprit and it wasn't Comic Zeal as I thought. It was the People Mag app. I had 6-7 issues on there. I deleted all but one and reduced my back up time from about 1 hour to about 10 minutes.
     
  6. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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    After not backing up for awhile, I roughly calculated that my next backup would take 4 days. (It did not help that I had 18 pages of apps, not jail broken though). Even if I was willing to wait that long, I don't want my iPad screen to be on 4 days straight. (Apple should let the screen go to sleep while doing a backup.)

    I found this link: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1001871&highlight=slow+backup so I downloaded the software and saw what was taking so long. This app gives you a live view of the backup process. I wish the app owner would allow copy to text though.

    Clue on some killer apps:
    Men Magazine, Zino and most other magazine apps
    Most comic apps
    I can't remember the rest, but you'd be surprised at some of the apps that really slow down the backup.
     
  7. cakbar macrumors regular

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    Pandora is my culprit. My last backup took approximately 1 hour. 55 minutes of that was Pandora. Since my Pandora stations etc.. are stored on their servers, it's easier for me to just delete the Pandora app before syncing, then reinstall afterwards.
     

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