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Backing Up IPAD to a Portable Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Hivoltage, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Hivoltage
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    Can I back up my IPAD and IPOD Touch to a portable hard drive instead of a Disc. The only option I get when I want to do a backup is to " Insert a Blank Disc" Surely I can back up to a portable drive....how? Thanks
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    are you sure you are not trying to backup your itunes library?
    The iPad backups happen automatically each time you sync and are stored to your PC.
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    Yes....That is what I mean.
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    I prefer to back up my whole iTunes library to an external drive....this way, I can move it from one computer to another if one crashes.
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    Me too....Thats what I am asking how to do. The only option I get it to insert a blank CD into my computer.
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    Just connect a hard drive to the computer using USB or Firewire. Install a good backup program and that is all you should need.
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    All I do is connect an external hard drive, navigate to my iTunes folder on my PC and copy it to the external hard drive. I try to do this fairly regularly as long as I have been downloading new music or films.

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