1381 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2008 6:35 PM by Ricktoronto
It needs what is on the iPod and not on in iTunes which means not very much. I did my update and the backup took all of 2 minutes so since 99.9% of the files are in iTunes it will use those to restore after the upgrade. That takes a while as it erases everything and you know how slow adding files is.
The suport document says it will backup depending on what is on the ipod and what is in iTunes. Since the normal operation of an iPod is to sync marked/checked items in iTunes and since the update doesn't affect iTunes. I reasoned that it will back up some tiny amount of "stuff" somehow on the iPod that is not in iTunes and hey, that's what it does. SInce iTunes has the majority of the stuff the iPod will ultimately hold. I think I had one tune on my iPod not in iTunes.
The Applecare person didn't understand this, that is a shame.