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How to backup/make a image of the ipod?

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Hi all,

 

Well looks like i might need to return my 5th Gen iPod, due to some issues.

Thing is I put all my music on the ipod, then delete it off the PC/Mac. So need to back it up, before returning it.

 

Ideally, i would like to just make a image of the iPod disk, then when i get my replacment, just restore the image to the new iPod. Can this be done?

 

After buying this great thing, i'm rather short of cash, so a freeware program would be better. But let me know any program you can think of.

 

Thanks

Cheers

ShaiboyUK

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Hi,

 

Why is it so risky? A iPod is just like any hard drive space. Yes if you drop it, its not good :oops: but i don't "plan" to drop it (touch wood).

 

Is there not a version of Ghost or similar software for the Mac? I use Ghost a lot in my job, so a version like that for the Mac would be great, then just close the disk image from the iPod.

 

Cheers

ShaiboyUK

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One thing to note is that External drives have drivers built into them. I know that when I hook my iPod up to my systems, there is no way to see the audio saved on it using iTunes. I would suppose this is due to the driver that Apple would provide on their device. There is probably a way to get around it, but I have not heard of it before. Most people just keep a backup of their music.

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One thing to note is that External drives have drivers built into them. I know that when I hook my iPod up to my systems, there is no way to see the audio saved on it using iTunes. I would suppose this is due to the driver that Apple would provide on their device. There is probably a way to get around it, but I have not heard of it before. Most people just keep a backup of their music.

 

I dont think this is correct. As long as auto-update isnt enabled, when you plug the pod in, you should see a little arrow next to it in iTunes. When you push this, it expands to show you all the music in there broken up by playlists.

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Hi,

 

Why is it so risky?  A iPod is just like any hard drive space.  

 

That is exactly why it is risky.

 

There is only one thing that you can be sure of with a hard drive, and that is that it *will* fail.

 

If you have files you don't want to lose, you should always keep them in more places than just on one hard drive.

 

I have never met anyone who regretted making a backup.

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Hi,

 

Why is it so risky?  A iPod is just like any hard drive space.  

 

That is exactly why it is risky.

 

There is only one thing that you can be sure of with a hard drive, and that is that it *will* fail.

 

If you have files you don't want to lose, you should always keep them in more places than just on one hard drive.

 

I have never met anyone who regretted making a backup.

 

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Hi,

 

Why is it so risky?  A iPod is just like any hard drive space.  

 

That is exactly why it is risky.

 

There is only one thing that you can be sure of with a hard drive, and that is that it *will* fail.

 

If you have files you don't want to lose, you should always keep them in more places than just on one hard drive.

 

I have never met anyone who regretted making a backup.

 

Thanks for your comments, I work in IT and know hard drives can fail, but its more how you treat them in the end. I've NEVER personally had a hard drive fail, and those i've fixed have only failed due to the user not treating them correctly.

 

Anyway this is another reason for the backup/disk image as a backup.

As we are off topic now, can anyone help with a program i can use to make a image of my iPod disk?

 

Cheers

ShaiboyUK

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