Documents in the Cloud/Time Machine

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jeb2u, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Does ML store local copies of Documents in the Clud (iWork docs)? As a former MobileMe customer, I don't trust Apple to maintain the only copy of a document on its servers. Also, if copies of the docs are stored locally, are these local copies backed up by Time Machine? Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know you can store them either on your HD or in iCloud. To Sync them you'll have to store them in the respective iWork App. Then there is a copy on your HD and on the cloud server. I don't think iCloud will sync Finder stuff because there is no Finder on iPad.
    Well, and TM backs up everything on your HD. I don't know anything about TM making Backups of iCloud.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Jun 17, 2003
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    Your iCloud documents are currently stored locally at ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Time Machine does backup/version this folder. However the current implementation of the iWork apps don't read restored iCloud documents correctly without a little kicking to get the files to appear. Other iCloud enabled apps seem to have no trouble with Time Machine restored files.

    Apple really needs to implement Versions/Backup of iCloud documents and data and make it easy for users to access.
     

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