For many iOS deployment projects, iTunes is used as the primary deployment vehicle for the devices. iTunes can be used to “Backup” and “Restore” an iPad, similar to how you image desktop and laptop computers.
The actual deployment process is straight forward. First we’ll create a backup in iTunes. Then we can deploy the backup using the Restore option within iTunes. Provided the backup is encrypted, the Restore option will maintain the maximum amount of data available. For example, if a device has been activated then the fact that it has been activated is maintained across a restore. As are the applications that are installed on the device.
Create iTunes Backup
To Create an iTunes Backup:
Restoring with iTunes
To Restore an iTunes Backup:
krypted August 9th, 2012
I originally posted this at http://www.318.com/TechJournal
iWork â€˜08 applications (Keynote, Numbers, Pages) and iLife â€˜08 components including iPhoto, iTunes, Garage Band have a slight issue with Retrospect – their data files are not considered documents using the Documents Selector. Now in the case of iPhoto, iTunes and Garage Band this is probably a good thing. However, for Keynote, Numbers and Pages itâ€™s more than likely that if youâ€™re using these then you will want Retrospect to back them up. So if you are using selectors and you are using the Documents selector then check out this Knowledgebase article from EMC/Dantz:
krypted November 8th, 2007