2521 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2011 8:14 AM by Bernbout
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2010 1:46 PM (in response to Linde13Linde)Since you don't sync often, will take a long time.
The backup is actually a database file and the backup is of changes since last back up, so if you never sync, it has a lot to do over USB which is slow.Windows XP Pro, 3 iPhones in Household | AppleTV
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2010 1:50 PM (in response to DaVBMan)Thanks a bunch. that makes sense.
Follow up question: If I disconnect in the middle of a backup, will it have to start the backup process from the start, or will it recognize what's already been backed up?
If it's the former,I might have to keep things plugged in over night.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2010 1:51 PM (in response to Linde13Linde)You can always just click the x next to the status bar in iTunes where it says backing up, then it will move to next step.
Never just disconnect when it is syncing anything.Windows XP Pro, 3 iPhones in Household | AppleTV
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to DaVBMan)That is a load of rubbish. There is no database file that is updated or created. Instead there are thousands of files crested in my
C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup
folder. It appears that there is some form of encryption used for each and every file and this encryption is a sloooow process. Currently, after running a backup for 16+ hours on only 16gb of data, I have 17, 367 files in my backup folder and the backup is still not complete. What database is this that uses so many files please tell me?
I work with databases, SQLServer specifically and each database is > 50 gb but never takes even half as long to backup.
I believe it is a serious design fault in the encryption and backup process and should be corrected without misinformed excuses about databases.iPad, iOS 4, nil