Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)
No you can continue as you are, just cancel out any prompts seeking to transfer purchases. If you have capacity available on your computer an easy route would simply be to copy all your music into the library from a backup. That way when sync is in progress iTunes will see that you already have the Songs in question.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 6:33 AM (in response to mracole)
Instead of copying all of the music to my iMac from the MINI server (781GB worth), I mounted the server drive to my iMac and am syncing to Match that way. Sort of what you suggested without copying?
We'll see what happens....
The other issue is, even when I turn Match OFF on my iPad, it has leftover data from the cloud. I've deleted the data in the USAGE bin without any changes. Not sure what else to do except cycle settings for iCloud sync.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to mracole)
Next problem is the song database on my iPad is totally screwed up. It's saying there are albums on iCloud that I know aren't there. When I look at the song listing of an album, it may list song 1 with title, then another song 1 that's blank, then 2, 3 & 4, then another 2 that's blank, etc.
I tried deleting the data under the USAGE tab, but it says that MUSIC has no data. Idea? iPhone 4 looks correct.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 4:00 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)
Great that the first challenge is solved.
Now for your second question - from time to time the media libraries on iDevices can corrupt. It sounds like this is the case on your iPad, suggest following the steps in this link to resolve: https://discussions.apple.com/message/18698100#18698100
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to mracole)
I had actually decided I didn't want to deal with this anymore. I've spent too much time all week and too much bandwidth converting/uploading songs. This morning, however, I decided to take another look at everything after a good night's sleep. I did have to totally restore both iPhone4 and iPad2 to clear out the corrupt database, but I'll take a look at the suggested thread.
At this point, I'm totally fine just having my phone sync. Also, my home music server is Logitech's Media Server (formerley Slim Devices). With my MINI as a server for it, I'm actually able to stream from my home to any of my mobile devices, as well as work, with the server doing realtime transcoding from lossless to whatever. I've been doing that for 6+ years and really don't need MATCH, to be honest. Just figured I'd try it out for the $25.
Thanks again for the help...
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 11:08 AM (in response to Eric Seaberg)
No problem, Match is not for everyone, with the capability you describe iTunes Match can simply sit in the background as a fallback should your existing server fail for any reason.