Constant Upload Failures via Safari to iCloud Drive

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I'm running Mavericks and wanted to drag about 20 PDFS into my PDF Expert 5 folder in iCloud Drive. After a few minutes only 5 uploaded and the rest said "Upload Failure." I quit Safari and tried again, something. I restarted my system and got the same thing.

    Has anyone else encountered this?
     
  2. impaler, Nov 14, 2014
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    I have been uploading stuff via the web a bunch and have had no timeouts. Could be a multitude of factors causing that for you, and not all of them are on Apple, necessarily.
     
  3. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Reading this alongside other topics … if you reuse Yosemite and if the symptom recurs, then I guess that there'll be something relevant visible in Console. But not necessarily in its view of all messages.

    Also use Disk Utility to see whether the HFS Plus file system appears to be OK. And verify permissions, although (a wild guess) I doubt that it's a permission issue.

    A safe boot followed by a normal boot might workaround, but if you're interested in diagnosis then I should use Console and Disk Utility first.
     
  4. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, but I don't think the problem is on my Mac. I attempted it from another Mac Mini in the house and it failed as well. It's either something with my home network (which doesn't make sense to me) or it's just a buggy iCloud drive.

    EDIT: It fails when I use my phone's LTE hotspot too so it must just be a bug in iCloud.

    EDIT: I almost gave up again, but then discovered that it's now letting me drag and drop files into the first level of my iCloud Drive (e.g. just the files with at the same level with the app folders.) I then have to manually move a file into a folder or app folder. It's annoying, but at least it works. It still won't let me drag a folder in though, it has to be document/media files.

    I think I'll just stick to OneDrive with limited iCloud Drive use until Apple fine tunes it a bit more.
     
  5. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    For a Mac to use iCloud Drive: OS X Yosemite is a prerequisite

    Reading this alongside other topics ;) I assume that it's with the same Apple ID that you previously used for iCloud Drive with Yosemite. Courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood reference provider:

    "… You won't be able to use iCloud Drive on these devices until you update to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite. …"​

     
  6. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    It was, but you were still supposed to be able to access it via iCloud.com. I was trying to use it through Safari.
     
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    Ah OK. Sorry. (Lack of knowledge through so little use of Yosemite.)
     
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Quick questions

    Did you perform a clean installation of Mavericks (did you erase the Yosemite volume beforehand)?

    Or was there an attempt to install Mavericks over Yosemite?

    Here

    I have folder hierarchies in the web interface to iCloud Drive that are either invisible or only partly visible in (for example) the 'Open' dialogue offered by Preview in Mavericks.

    In my case these are probably remnants from something long before Yosemite. They don't bother me, I simply (lazily, probably wrongly) assume that I should not attempt to use folders with iCloud with Mavericks.
     
  9. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    It was a clean installation of Mavericks from a freshly whipped disk. I think it's just a buggy iCloud status.
     
  10. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Thanks. Recalling technologies that were used in the past, I wonder whether there's anything comparable to the 'truth database' or a 'sync services reset'.
     

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