View Full Version : Backing up my music.

dirt farmer
07-07-2007, 10:27 PM

I have two external drives, one that is a bootable clone of my hard drive, sans my iTunes folder (thanks to your handy script tutorial), and one that I want to use exlusively for my iTunes folder, which seems to grow exponentially every month.

Am I able to just drag and drop my iTunes folder onto this second drive? This drive does not need to be bootable. If I ever need to recover from a disaster, I would reboot and restore from my cloned drive, and then simply drag iTunes back from it's external drive to it's approriate place on my hard drive (in Finder ---> Music).

Is this feasible? I don't know too much about "drag and drop".

Thank you

07-07-2007, 10:49 PM
So... you're trying to back up your iTunes folder, or relocate it?

dirt farmer
07-07-2007, 11:55 PM
Just back it up. It is taking up too much space on my clone drive. As mentioned, I have one external with a bootable clone but minus the iTunes folder, and I want one drive with nothing but my music as a safe backup. I know how to restore from a clone, I just need to know how to restore the backed-up music. Drag and drop?

Thanks again

07-08-2007, 08:46 AM
In general, you'd drop it back onto iTunes to re-import it.

dirt farmer
07-08-2007, 01:50 PM
Thanks Dave..

I thought it would be that easy, but I just wanted to be 100% sure. Dragging and dropping always makes me nervous, for some reason!, especially between drives.

Thanks again