1. So if I can fit Lion on my current system I can move to cloud for now, yes?
2. Copy your entire /Music/iTunes/ folder to your LaCie drive. Create a Music folder on the LaCie drive and put the iTunes folder into that Music folder. Open iTunes, select Preferences, click on Advanced icon. Where you see the following:
Click on the Change button, locate your new location on the LaCie drive, select the equivalent of what you see above - /Volumes/LaCieDriveName/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media. Check the two boxes below, click on the OK button. You're done. Verify that iTunes is now working from the new location then you can delete the iTunes folder on your main drive.
3. Basic Information About Moving From MobileMe to iCloud
Thank you very much for this information. As a result of your helpful post, I was able to do move my Itunes library to my external drive and was able to update my system to Lion.
However, I have run into a problem. After ungrading, I cannot get my iTunes library to show up when iTunes is launched. (I verified it was fine before the upgrade). Now when I launch iTunes, all I see is about 25 songs in my library and none of my saved playists, etc on the LH side. I verified that the paths of the songs on my external drive are pointing to it. However, they don't show up in my library. Is it something simple like a plist? What can I do? Thanks.