Backing up "Peppy's iPod"...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by hwelker2, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. hwelker2 macrumors newbie

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    I am downloading the 2.2 software update, but it has been stuck on this like 15 minutes:

    Backing up "Peppy's iPod"...

    and its only like half way thru... Any one know why its taking so long? Do I NEED to back up my ipod?

    P.s. my computer recently has been getting this message "Your startup disk is almost full", when I try to update my ipod (adding apps, updating, syncing). Do you think backing up my ipod is causing this?
     
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  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    MAYBE, backing up takes up space (but not much) on your computer, if there is not enough space to backup idk wut will happen. there is a way to disable backup:

    1. - Quit iTunes.
    2. - Open Terminal.app
    3. - Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true

    4. - Open iTunes
    5. - Plug in your iPhone (2.0 or 3G) and sync.

    It will take a few seconds, assuming you don't have a ton of music or podcasts.

    Changing the 'true' in step 3 to 'false' will re-enable the backup feature.

    idk wut 2 do for windows.
     

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