Message from discussion Restoring iPad backup
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Subject: Re: Restoring iPad backup
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:01:58 +0100
From: Beli <baiheli....@xs4all.nl>
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In article <141120121251232555%nos...@nospam.invalid>, nospam
> In article <141120121845502635%baiheli....@xs4all.nl>, Beli
> <baiheli....@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > > > It's normally straight forward - except "complete" doesn't include
> > > > everything - such as Wi-Fi passwords.
> > >
> > > it restores wifi passwords. it may not restore other passwords, however.
> > >
> > > > My problem was that it
> > > > didn't work with my replacement having an older IOS than my backup.
> > >
> > > that's not a problem. in fact, that's the normal case when upgrading.
> > >
> > > > My solution is to back up your old one on more than one computer for
> > > > safety.
> > >
> > > that won't work, because attempting to sync with another computer will
> > > erase the device.
> > But a backup on an external drive will work though?
> you don't control the backup. itunes puts the data where it wants and
> maintains it. itunes also maintains what music, movies, etc. you've
> decided to sync, which exists elsewhere on your computer (or in the
> cloud in some cases).
> you can move the backup folder to another drive if you want, but that
> will happen normally when you back up your main hard drive anyway.
> when you set up from a previous backup or restore from one, itunes
> takes care of what goes where.
Okie dokie. thanks.