@Wenzej the backup is to the computer running iTunes. I've have intermittent problems with slow backup which seems to caused by adding a new mag to the Zinio reader. I've turned off the backup for just Zinio, via the app itself.
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And if it is working properly, it doesn't back up everything all the time. It should be doing incremental backups.
Or sit tight until the app gets fixed, and make sure that you install updates as soon as they are released.
Hope this helps.
How are people supposed to know when an app is updated, other than to check its iTunes page every day (asking legitimately, not angrily. I've never owned a touch iPod/phone long enough to figure that out... And the iTunes help doesn't mention it at all)? I did the "check for updates" thing in the apps section of iTunes, but it said there were none... But then I went to look up all the horrible reviews for the broken Abc app, and it said they had released a new update... I had to manually reinstall.
It's not the app, it's the backup process. So essentially you're fixing the symptom not the problem. The problem is that some apps, not just that one, can trigger ridiculously long backups. Sure deleting those apps "fixes" it but it is not fixing the actual problem. That is fixed in 4.x and above.The NM Editions (Neimar Marcus Catalogs) app was what was killing mine. I re-enabled Zinio backups and deleted the NM Editions app. Once I did that, my 80% full 32GB wi-fi iPad backup went to about 45 seconds, and I'm running the original OS, and iTunes 10. If you go out to the App Store and read the reviews for NM Editions, every post has a complaint about the app taking backups from seconds or a minute or to, to hours, even overnight. Without NM Editions installed on my iPad, it's back to working perfectly with iTunes again.
It may all still be OS or iTunes related, but there is definitely a problem with how that app interacts with the backup process.