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Yet iTunes 11 or some update after I installed it still seems to have silently relocated my library to my local SSD (rather than the network drive it was on) and caused Time Machine to make a backup of the various movies I've since downloaded, completely wasting a ton of backup space. Honestly, how hard is it to keep the old settings when upgrading?
Did you inadvertently do a "Organise Files" operation? The location of your library may have been on your local drive, but your media could have been on the network drive. "Organising" your library will put things where they have been told to be put. It's a great way to move your physical library around to different drives: just enter the correct location for the library and tell it to go organise itself.
I just moved my 450Gb library from my Windows homeserver onto my 2TB Time Machine. Basically the same drives, same network speed, but what an insane speed increase. The old Acer Windows HomeServer is not long for this world, methinks.
I had previously set the location of the library to a folder on my 2TB Time Capsule. And I did an "organize files" so my iTunes files at the time would be copied to the Time Capsule. Then I deleted the files from the SSD.
I noticed Time Machine was doing some hefty backups recently, so I checked iTunes on a whim. Turns out that's what it was. At some point, iTunes had reverted back to the default location on the local SSD and it was downloading files to there ever since. After an hour or so, it's about 3/4ths of the way complete doing an "organize files" back to the Time Capsule.
Bah! After the "organize files" was complete and I restarted the computer, it reset the media folder back to the default location! Looks like this will be my task to figure out tomorrow. I suspect the issue is that the Time Capsule keeps disconnecting, and iTunes just reverts to the default location when it can't detect the set location. That's just annoying.
o/~ It was slow. It was buggy.
So they wrote it again.
Now they're up to OS ten.
they'll charge you for the Beta, then charge you again,
but the Mac OS still sucks.
why would you expect the rest of their software to be any different?
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Looks like it wasn't the upgrade. iTunes reverts to the local when it can't connect to the network, and Time Capsule likes to sleep as much as possible. I'm going to have to figure out how to keep it constantly connected.