iMazing has always made it easy to select a different location for your local iOS backups, but what happens if you want to change your backup location and preserve your existing backup data?
With iMazing 2.15 (released May 2022), we introduced this very capability, which is appropriately named Export Backup and Archives to Another Location and is available from iMazing's contextual menu (right-click on the device).
To copy your iPhone or iPad's backup with all data:
💡 Background Info: iOS backups contain 100,000s of files and are very complex. iMazing is capable of maintaining multiple backups over time (snapshots) without duplicating files. As a result of how this is achieved, it is normal for your File System (Finder) to report that both the iOS device's backup folder and the iMazing.Versions folders are almost the same size. In reality, the iMazing.Versions folder is much smaller. The "reported" folder size does not accurately reflect the amount of drive space the backups are consuming, nor does it impact available drive space.
Example: If your iOS backup is 100GB and iMazing.Versions reports 105GB, you will only recover about 105GB of space if you deleted both (and not 205GB).