"iTunes library file cannot be saved. The disk you are attempting to use is full."

Trying to back up iPad to NAS, "iTunes library file cannot be saved. The disk you are attempting to use is full." I already changed my iTunes settings which now points to my NAS. In ~/Library/Application Solution/MobileSync/Backup I created an Alias which points to the NAS. What else can I do to backup my iPad to my computer? I'm a newbie on OSX but have lots of experience on Windows systems. I always believed Apple OSX is easy to handle but iTunes seems to has it's own "will".

No suggestions? I'm wondering and a bit disappointed that no one has comments to this. Is it so difficult with OSX? Comments appreciated.

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    the itunes library file cannot be saved.
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    Short term, free up some disk space. Long term, move the library to a bigger drive.
    tt2

  • Trying to back up iPad to external hard drive, "iTunes library file cannot be saved. The disk you are attempting to use is full."

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    Short term, free up some disk space. Long term, move the library to a bigger drive.
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  • Creating/loading an iTunes library (.itl) on a network drive results in dummy error "The Disk you are attempting to use is full" [Win7]

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  • HT2729 all download and file copies have been paused. the disk you are attempting to use is full

    this is the message im having trouble with.
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    Hi and welcome to Apple Discussions.
    Irrespective of your iTunes downloads you are going to run into serious problems with only 1GB of free space. The general recommendation on these forums is that one should have 10% free space as a minimum or 15% as an ideal.
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  • IPhone could not be restored. The disk you are attempting to use is full. How to switch to another drive?

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