Ok let me explain. My iMacs hard drive had a heart attack the other day and i lost everything. so now i have to somehow sync my iphone to my mac at some point, and when i do that byby to all my save data for apps. I did manage to retrieve my music and photos and the apps ( i e-mailed itunes and i was allowed to re download everything). so can i somehow make a backup without itunes and then after i sync my iphone stick it in the backup folder in itunes?