Time Machine and iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by .mark., May 20, 2008.

  1. .mark. macrumors 6502

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    Hi, does anyone know much about TM & iTunes?

    The reason I ask is that I've just been adding a couple movies into iTunes. The movies are stored on an ext HD so should not be being backed up by TM. The movies were pretty big (~4gb each). Since doing this I noticed the TM icon in the bar at the top was spinning so I clicked on it to see how much stuff it was backing up and it said ~8gb. Does this mean that my movies are being backed up? I've had a look on my TM drive but it's hard to find anything without using the TM app, and with that I can't find the movies. I'm sure they must have been backed up though! Is there a way I can check this.

    please note that the ext hd that the movies are on is in the list of volumes not to back up.
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Probably iTunes copied them into its library which isn't on your external hard drive ;).

    Look at iTunes, iTunes Menu>Preferences>Advanced>"Copy music into iTunes Library Folder" if you don't want to do that.
     
  3. .mark. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cheers for the guess but I don't have it set to copy into the itunes library - My MBP HD is 90% full anyway so there's no way that it's copied without me noticing - my free space is still the same.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing that no, they aren't being backed up. You told TC not to back up that drive and you can't find the movies anywhere in the backed-up files, therefore it's not backing them up.
     

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