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How do you back up your media?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by No1zeppelinfan, Jul 12, 2011.

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What do you use to back up your media and files?

  1. I use an external NAS

    12.0%
  2. I just an external hard drive and back up every so often

    64.0%
  3. I just use my Pc's hard drive and pray alot

    20.0%
  4. Whats a hard drive

    4.0%
  1. No1zeppelinfan
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    Had to rebuild My Pc a few times lately and had trouble losing a few songs and apps etc. Got them back but what a pain. Anyway now I run itunes etc from an external hard drive rather than the usual default C: etc, Same for private files and torrents.

    I'm considering getting a NAS and doing it that way or even a cloud account, Just wondered what the more technical people on here like me are doing?

    Just being nosey :p
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    I have tried this a few times, it's not good but it saves time.
    This method uses iTunes to change its library to your external hard drive then it will consolidates its files.
    I will not explain it further as I don't want to confuse you, I'm sure there are great experts here that can walk you through step by step.
    If you don't want to wait use google and search how to change library.


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    You missed an option from your poll for people like me - "I never back up my iPad - I trust the technology" :(

    Tim
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    You mis-read my post, I already run itunes from outside the Pc. All my media is now on an external hard drive. Just making sure this is the best, most common option really?
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    Oh I trust the Ipad Tim, Just that I have far more media than the Ipad can hold so I want to find the safest choice for back ups.
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    RAID system and external hard drive.
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    I am seriously considering a Drobo box... Pricey, but a friend has one and it seems like a decent piece of hardware.
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    Oh I'm sorry for that, yes I suppose an external hard drive is the best option yet available to people.


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    Well, on my MacPro I use an internal live back-up and an external live back-up as well as a Time Machine together with iDisk and Drop Box. Now, once the iCloud is fully deployed, that could change everything.
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    No problem at all, Looks like best option is the external drive then. Thanks all, Put my mind at rest a bit. Cheers

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