Shirt Pocket Discussions

Shirt Pocket Discussions (https://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/index.php)
-   General (https://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=6)
-   -   Are iCloud Drive files backed up? (https://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7206)

kondo 12-21-2019 12:28 PM

Are iCloud Drive files backed up?
 
I just did a backup of a new Catalina machine. I'm running SD 3.3.1.

After backup, I'm looking for iCloud Drive files but see no folder for it on the external drive. I did a search on a filename but nothing came up.

Do iCloud Drive files get backed up?

Thanks.

dnanian 12-21-2019 12:31 PM

Files actually on the drive are all backed up. Did you start up from the backup? The iCloud Drive files are all buried in the user Library...

kondo 12-21-2019 01:09 PM

Thanks. I had to do some serious digging. I can't seem to access them because they are buried so deep but the clone size matches closely with my internal drive. I haven't booted up using the external but I will check that out.

Thanks.

picaman 05-08-2021 11:28 AM

Can I just clarify this for my own peace of mind? Iím backing up Big Sur with the older version of SD. So as I understand it, any new files that are saved to the cloud on the iCloud Files (the icon on the sidebar in a Finder window) are downloaded and added to my local backup drive each time I do a new SD backup?

dnanian 05-08-2021 03:25 PM

Whatever files are on the drive we're copying are backed up. Anything that's only in the cloud wouldn't be (but, of course, it's in the cloud).

picaman 05-08-2021 09:22 PM

So is there a way to use SD to back up my iCloud files onto an external drive?

dnanian 05-08-2021 09:58 PM

If they're local, yes, they're backed up, as I said. So, if you're not on a network, and you can access the files, they're backed up.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.