Simple backup question made complicated
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Wed May 14 14:39:26 UTC 2008
> iTunes, unlike most DRM systems, is very forgiving of restoring files to
> a new system, so long as you don't plan on doing it more than 5 times a
> year. (Note, of course, that the best data protection for your purposes
> is to run your Itunes purchased music through a DRM stripper, I'll be
> happy to provide one)
> So long as you backup your Itunes folder, you can always restore it as
> needed. I generally use 7z to update a 7z archive of data on Windows
> system, then grab a copy of that 7z file to save as my backup.
If it isn't run through a DRM stripper and the folders are restored, it
will still work, but iTunes will verify the restored version up to 5
times a year...is that how it works? (I'm assuming it comes up with the
login to the iTunes store asking for your login to verify the information).
Do you happen to have a list of all the folders on Windows that iTunes
is using to store the podcasts, music, and configuration for iTunes, so
I don't overlook a folder? Ideally for restore I'd like to be able to
install a new hard disk, re-install Windows, re-install iTunes, and copy
over the iTunes data and have it work...
Then again I'd also like to back up all the data on my iPod Touch in
case I need to restore it, but I guess Windows doesn't have a compatible
calendaring program available :-(
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