Backing Up iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Woodcrest64, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    What is the best method for backing up iTunes music?

    I've done the backup to dvd but what happens if your collection goes over 8.5gb? Does it ask for another dvd disc during the backup?

    Does iTunes allow a backup to Hard Drive option?


    P.S. I've done the copy itunes folder thing to another hard drive but I have notice issues in doing that. At times, itunes can play everything fine when I restore it from the backup drive and other times itunes will not play the song at all.
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    If you have a mac you can just use Time machine and it gets everything on your Hard Disk.
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    Yes, iTunes will tell you that more than one disc will be required. When the first disc is done, it ejects and you pop in the next one. Just keep popping in DVD's til you're done. Or use Time Machine.
  4. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    I've never had problems with just backing up the iTunes folder. Back-up the complete iTunes folder and if you ever need to restore it, just replace the iTunes folder in your computer with the one you backed up.

    It should work, I've always made it that way.:)

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