Download apps to nas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevo1011, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. kevo1011 macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2010
    Anyway to change where apps download to? I have my library set to my NAS but my apps still download to my pc. I am attempting to store all files & documents to my NAS set to raid 1 to prevent data loss. Thanks.
  2. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    You can do this by creating a symlink between the mobile applications folder and your nas.
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    A few thoughts...

    First, unless you're holding onto a particular old app version that's been made unavailable, you can always simply re-download apps from the iTunes store. So there's not (typically) much point in worrying about protecting them from data loss.

    Second, a Raid1 NAS is a great device BUT it's no panacea against data loss. You've simply eliminated loss due to a hard drive dying. Still lots of ways to lose your data: A bad network write, accidental deletion, theft or destruction of NAS are the first few that come to mind.

    Better to leave the files on the computer where everything expects them to be and have the computer files backed up to the NAS automatically. TimeMachine on OSX works great. Altaro Oops!Backup provides similar functionality on Windows.

    Ideally you should then periodically backup the critical files from the NAS to a portable drive and store that drive offsite.

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