Can I backup from my iPad 2 and keep both separate?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by WalledMacGarden, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. WalledMacGarden macrumors regular

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    I want to backup from my iPad 2 but im keeping it, and I want to keep both on the same computer. Once I backup to the new iPad will it have a separate profile? If not can I change it to be separate from the old iPad? I would rather not start fresh, since I want to keep my apps settings and game saves.

    I guess what I am saying is...will backing up from my old ipad to the new iPad take over the iPad 2 profile? I don't want to transfer, or replace, just use the old backup to create a new one and keep both.
     
  2. SpaceAce57201 macrumors newbie

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    When I setup my iPad Friday afternoon, I restored from a backup of my iPad 2.

    I believe the backups are kept separate by serial number.

    I backup to iCloud and have backed up both since the restore and it appears it is keeping them separate.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I did just this. I renamed the old one to make keeping track of things easier.
     
  4. WalledMacGarden thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, thanks guys! Seperated by serial number, thats great, it sounds like the exact way I want to keep things. Backup time!
     

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