Can you use the iCloud Drive folder as your itunes media folder?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by knux11, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. knux11 macrumors regular

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    Basically I'd like to use my icloud drive folder as my home folder for itunes. I figure this way i'd basically have a backup of my library. Is it possible?
     
  2. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    kind of like saying "can i use my NAS for my itunes folder location" ?
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  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    Keep in mind iCloud is NOT a backup service. You should see a local backup (of everything) using Time Machine, CCC or ...
     
  4. knux11, Oct 31, 2015
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    knux11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    or......?

    If i needed to recover my music, why wouldn't i restore it via iCloud if i'm using it as my media folder?

    also, what would happen if i have more files than i have icloud space? Since it is a folder on my laptop i wont run out of space there; can i pick what's included and what's not?
     
  5. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    because if Apple has issues with their servers you'll be without your music... and there will be a time when that happens. no server can be fault free and always up 24/7, 365 days a year, however in the tech world, u rely on that too much.

    Not sure what would happen but if it works like Dropbox, you'll file would still be accessible from the wel, u just won't be able to sync if u have a reduced plan...

    Its may be a local folder but its like its a folder that sync's auutomatically to the cloud..
     
  6. knux11 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i also keep all my music on my phone, not to mention tm backups, so I wouldn't lose anything. I do like that thought of another backup somewhere tho. 50 gb for .99 a month makes it a no brainer. thanks for the info.
     

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