What does iTunes "Backup" on my iPad?

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    Every time I sync my iPad to iTunes, it does a 'Backup' initially (step 1) followed by copying, etc. My question is - What does it backup? (contents?) I only ask cos it's eating up my drive space very quickly every time I sync! Does it backup my Apps and Movies? (I know its not my podcasts and song files)

    Please help!
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    It does not backup ANY media files- Be it movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, etc.. iTunes only backs up your device information, your apps (and their data) and your personal stuff (Mail settings, contacts, calendar, etc.)
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    Have u got some movies on some apps like OPLAYER HD or CINEXPLAYER? Then it backs them too...hence ur losing all those space...not the videos in itunes...but the videos in ur apps!
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    Exactly what i thought! Damn, must remember to delete those in-app magazines + movies i uploaded from my HD to the ipad to save them from being backed up again!

    My backup file seems oddly large tho at 2.31GB now (I have about 70 apps)
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    Dig into this page. You'll find most, if not all, of the answers you are looking for.

    iPad: About backups

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