Don't have room on my hard drive for backup!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacGeekAZ, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. MacGeekAZ macrumors member

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    I am limping along with my iBook G4 with a 60GB hard drive, which is always pretty much full. When I tried to update my iPhone to iOS 5, I got a message saying that first it would need to back up my phone, and I don't have enough room on my hard drive. (Needs 8GB; I have 4GB available.)

    Any ideas? I'm thinking of moving my iTunes library to my external hard drive temporarily. Bad idea?

    Wendi
     
  2. barnetty macrumors member

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    only posibility is to find stuff you can move to your hard drive or simply delete. I am sure if you open your apps there are things in there that you haven't used ever.
     
  3. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have older backups on there already? Had the same problem a while ago and just deleted old backups that would no longer be relevant, quick way of clearing 120GB for me that day.

    Moving old files onto an external then just put them back in the same place, no trouble there.
     
  4. MacGeekAZ thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I find older backups?

    Wendi
     
  5. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    inside your user folder:

    /Library/Application Support/MobileSync/backup

    I'm sure you can also find them in iTunes.
     
  6. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    If you're deleting backups, do them through iTunes preferences/Devices
     
  7. realchimera macrumors regular

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    It may take even less time to replace a hard drive
     

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