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Okay so I'm having major issues installing/running iTunes through Wine, but I'm in major need to create (and be able to restore from) a full, complete backup for my iPhone since I'm doing a ton of tweaking to it. I don't really know what I'm doing, so there's a 110% chance I'm gonna screw it up, but hey, no one ever learned anything about technology without crashing it a good 100 times right? =P

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It's more recommend to create a VM and install iTunes on it, so that you can perform a full/complete backup.

To create a VM, there is a official doc via wiki:

Another discussion: How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

Hope this can help you.

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I dont have a copy of windows, or any other non-linux-based os with me, and I can't download it either since I'm using mobile broadband data. Is there anything else I could do? I got iTunes 10 runnung under PlayOnLinux, but it doesnt find or even react to any iDevice being plugged in. – Evey Aug 4 '12 at 18:32

It does appear that there is a backup utility for idevices although I admit I haven't tested it out yet. I found this though:

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – MadMike Jan 22 '14 at 9:18
Hi! I had no luck using this. it may be still on development or beta testing, as user or su I had System Errors... – Idea W Mar 13 '15 at 6:06

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