Backing up "Peppy's iPod"...

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

  1. hwelker2 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
    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?
  2. hwelker2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2008
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    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
    3. - Copy and paste this in, then hit return:
    defaults write 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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