Can I backup my iPhone to an external drive with iTunes?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by aeterno, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. aeterno macrumors newbie

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    Running iTunes 12.7.4.76 on 2017 15" MacBook Pro 14,3 macOS 10.13.4 with iPhone 8 on iOS 11.2.6



    I created an iTunes library on my external hard drive (option + clicking iTunes icon in dock, create new library). I then backed up my phone but the options in iTunes were backup on iCloud or backup on this computer. I then checked the iTunes library that I had created externally and there was no file I could identify as a backup.



    Did it back up on the external drive? / What would the file be called so I could look it up to confirm that?

    Is it possible to backup externally still?
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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  3. BLUEDOG314 macrumors 6502

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    I'll leave the googling to you if you would like to do it, but essentially you plug in an external drive and create a symbolic link between the default backup location mentioned above and a folder on the external drive.
     

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