Moving iPhone backup from MBP to external HD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SuperFreak, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. SuperFreak macrumors member

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    Hi.

    I want to free up some space from my MBP, my Iphone backups come to 11GB, can i move the folders onto my xternal HD and then delete them from my macbook?

    They are stored in: ~/Library/Application Support/Mobile Sync/Backup.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    That shouldn't be a problem, just remember that new backups will still be stored locally and if you want to restore from one you (I believe) will need to move the backup to their original location).
     
  3. niteflyr, Apr 25, 2013
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  4. SuperFreak thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah that's fine as long as I can just drag the folder back into its path and then back it up, thats okay. cheers!

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    Ah I would love to free up all the space taken from iTunes, but last time I tried this, I had to locate all my tracks in Traktor (DJ software), and it took ages.

    Plus i don't want to carry my external HD about when im gigging, so going to have to leave my iTunes stuff on my mbp! Thanks anyway dude
     
  5. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    You can go into iTunes "preferences" under "devices" tab, and delete your old iPhone backups. It is amazing how many backups build up and how much space they take.
     

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