Backup options with iCloud?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Iphone4sinwhite, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Iphone4sinwhite macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2011
    I'm a recent Mac convert and I find time machine incredibly convenient. I used SOS online to backup my old PC. Is it possible to use iCloud in a similar way and have my time machine backup go ahead and back itself up on iCloud?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No... iCloud is not designed to be a backup for your entire computer like that. You might want to look at Crashplan or similar online backup services.

    iCloud will store your calendar and contacts, well as iWorks documents if you have it configured properly... but that is about it.
  3. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    and seeing as how Apple charges $100/50GB of iCloud storage it would get expensive with large backups.

    I mean it is possible to make a TM backup and then back that up to iCloud manually but it doesn't seem very cost effective considering other alternatives.

    Ex: Having carbonite backup your TM.

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