Using TuneSpan to back up iTunes Files on More Than One External Drive
What I like most about Tunespan is that it frees up space on my iMac internal hard drive. I noticed this when I used Tunespan to transfer files of movies and TV programs to an external hard disk.
I always have an external hard disk connected to my iMac that is partitioned. One of these partitions is a duplicate of all the files on my iMac disk; the other is used by Time Machine to create a daily versioned disk of files that I can access past versions of.
The external disk if 1TB in size while my iMac disk is only 500 GB. So this arrangement works pretty well. I have two of these 1TB external drives and exchange them on a weekly basis so that at any given time one of them is in a remote location.
So you can see I like to keep my files backed up. What I would like to do, though I don't know if it's possible to do this, is to make 3 partitions on my external disks and use the third partition to store my TV and movie iTunes files and use TuneSpan to move them there.
After testing TuneSpan with yet another 500 GB external drive I have, I wondered whether it's feasible to use TuneSpan to put my iTunes TV and movie files on each of my 1TB external drives. That way I not only save space on my iMac internal disk, but I also back these files up onto two separate drives.
What worries me is that when I use TuneSpan the iTunes movies and TV files are no longer on my iMac disk. So it appears that I cannot use TuneSpan to move them a second time to a second external drive. So I'm not sure this strategy can really work.
Am I right about this? If not, is there a way to use TuneSpan to back up iTunes files on two separate hard drives? By markaw