The return of the slow back up.

icecreamman2

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anyone remember how on 2.0 the iPhone backed up REALLY slow. like so slow you could go grocery shopping and come back and it would just start sinking. 2.1 fixed it for me but its slowly coming back, it just took me 20 minutes to back it up.. any suggestions. or any date on the new firmwire.
 

psylichon

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Sometimes the backup goes bad and gets corrupted. If that happens, iTunes will do a full backup. This takes a long time! Hours sometimes, depending on how much stuff you have on your phone. Just let it go overnight sometime, then subsequent backups should go much faster.
 

Youngbinks

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My last backup was rather lengthy due to a previous corrupt one. It was still only about an hour but it was rather annoying.
 

jsntrenkler

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I recently had a corrupt backup file as well, the long backup was kind of annoying however the next backup was normal.
 

Quake97

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anyone remember how on 2.0 the iPhone backed up REALLY slow. like so slow you could go grocery shopping and come back and it would just start sinking. 2.1 fixed it for me but its slowly coming back, it just took me 20 minutes to back it up.. any suggestions. or any date on the new firmwire.
Did you by any chance install a ton of apps and play a lot of games between syncs? If so, that could cause the long backups.

Joe
 

ravman

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Just do what I do. Every so often (when I remember), I backup my entire data iTunes folder. If the backup goes corrupt, just copy the directory from your backup. Won't have to worry about long backups again.
 

jsntrenkler

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Just do what I do. Every so often (when I remember), I backup my entire data iTunes folder. If the backup goes corrupt, just copy the directory from your backup. Won't have to worry about long backups again.
Great Idea!
 

fkjr2

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Just do what I do. Every so often (when I remember), I backup my entire data iTunes folder. If the backup goes corrupt, just copy the directory from your backup. Won't have to worry about long backups again.

where do we find this folder exactly on a PC - thanks
 

mikeyisfresh

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where do we find this folder exactly on a PC - thanks

On a Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

On Windows XP: \Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

On Windows Vista: \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\


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