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  • JeanPierreD Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, I just want to add my name to the long list of "Slow Backup" affected users.

    My iPad is brand new, Apps and data take less than 6 Gb' and the backup is just within an hour. A simple copy . would be far more performant.

    If Apple want to promote iTunes as the "Connections Center" of their media world, they better take care of this situation. Quite unbeleivable.
  • socceteer Level 1 (35 points)
    I can't believe that Apple would release iTunes 10 without fixing this problem. This is a big one, clearly they wanted to make the announcement and did not care that they did not fix the slow backup problem.

    Very disappointing..!
  • lanceanz Level 1 (0 points)
    The iOS 4.2 "Coming soon" blurb is up:

    I was expecting to see "Improved backup performance" as the number one item, but sadly no. It was however mentioned in the iOS 4 for iPhone and Touch release notes, so there should be something there.
  • syscore Level 1 (0 points)
    This slowwww backup hurts. It really needs to be fixed.
  • TDThompson Level 1 (0 points)
    Via the "AppleSlowBackupLiveView" utility mentioned earlier in this thread, I have the following culprits slowing down my "clean" 3 hour backup of a 64GB iPad.

    - 22 minutes. WHY? Pandora does streaming only. What is there to back up?
    - 28 minutes. Zillions of tiny files; probably bits of the maps.
    - XVidPlayer: 17 minutes. This one almost makes sense; I have about 90 minutes of Xvid content, roughly 300MB. Still, 300MB in 17 minutes works out to 17MB per minute, which is quite slow. Movies I sync via iTunes are copied in far faster.
    - Camera Kit: 33 minutes. 777MB of imported MP4 video from an SD card... which should really end up in iTunes if I had my druthers.

    The backup speed never seems to get over 17MB per minute, about 290,000 bytes/second.

    Can anyone else check their backup data folder and do the math to see if you get about the same backup speed?
  • hillclimber100 Level 1 (0 points)
    With ios4 on the horizon guys does it mean I going to have mega problems on the upgrade? I have a password keeper that I really wouldn't like to lose along with some others that will make life very uncomfortable.Should I start manually backing these up by hand, pen and paper style? Because I haven't backed up in ages I presume it will all be lost, is this a fair assumption ?
  • kelang Level 1 (0 points)
    Very frustrating to watch my husband get an iPad and from moment one his sync takes less than 5 minutes. From the moment I got my iPad after standing in line at the store on day one, never have I had a backup take less than several hours.

    So stinking FRUSTRATING!
  • lanceanz Level 1 (0 points)
    Absolutely you should assume you will loose everything on your iPad during the upgrade to iOS 4.2. When you update an iPod/iPhone to iOS4 it tells you all music and videos on the device will be lost, but I can't recall whether it kept application data that wasn't copied back to my PC at every sync. Most (all?) password programs have a way of getting the data out. For example Ilium eWallet syncs the passwords with my PC and any other devices. Whatever is under iTunes on your PC or Mac will be preserved.

    I'm thinking that the only practicable way for me to do an upgrade will be to do a factory reset beforehand, otherwise the compulsory backup just ain't gonna succeed. It will be a pain entering passwords pack into everything, but it'll still be the fastest option.
  • socceteer Level 1 (35 points)
    I guess you can do one of two things.

    1) Start from scratch and maybe some of the back up problems will go away, I pretty much will assure you that after a while they will come back.

    2) Or just wait until 4.0 is available and at that time let it run the back up and install over night.

    I would do option 2, because even if you do option 1 you will have to re-enter all your information and it will not make any difference, the slow back ups will come back until APPLE decides to fix the problem.

    The only way that Apple will fix this soon, is for the New Media gets involved. Just like happened with the iphone 4.
  • ghrhjh Level 1 (0 points)
    Plugged in my iPad this morning @ 8am, @ 3:48pm the bar is 30% complete, ridiculous. I have a pretty bland set of apps, none of the suspect apps mentioned in this post and all new connector wires.

    It would seem that the popularity of this thread would get some kind response or remedy. I am not a fanboy or a hater but I am growing weary of Apple's apathy to their customers...

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  • Topcatter Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been using the cable that came with my iiPad and it still takes forever. I have two iPads and both share the same issues. I went to the Genius Bar and they baked it up on a Mac and it took over an huor but substantially better that the 20+ hours on my pc.
  • JeanPierreD Level 1 (0 points)

    I am naive, I thought that iTunes 10 would bring a solution the iPad "long backup" problem. It is worse, now my backup never ends.

    Anybody from Apple read this forum ?

    I thought of selling my iPad while it is still a "hot" product. But the problem comes from iTunes. Maybe that less PING and more BANG would have been a better iTunes 10.

    Jean Pierre Dagenais

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  • lanceanz Level 1 (0 points)
    It may well be that the backup problem isn't down to iTunes (or it's only part of the problem). When iOS4 came out the release notes referred to backup improvements. I've found my Touch backups consistently snappy after the update. They weren't prior to that.

    So fingers and toes crossed for iOS 4.2. In the meantime I've lowered my frustration levels considerably by using one of the backup "switcher" utilities. Most things get sent (quickly) back to your PC/Mac during the usul sync cycle. Some things like Zinio magazines and newspapers don't so would need to be downloaded again. The bottom line is I've not even managed a 12 hours backup lately, so I have no option but to not try backups.

    As to Apple reading this forum - I've never seen any evidence that they read this thread!
  • JeanPierreD Level 1 (0 points)
    Am I wright to think that when iOS 4 will come for iPad, the install will insist to make a backup before ?

    The pain is not over.

    Jean Pierre Dagenais
  • ghrhjh Level 1 (0 points)
    you are "w"right
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