Has anyone tried putting an encrypted sparcebundle in iCloud Drive?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by zorinlynx, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I just tested by copying an encrypted sparsebundle I had to iCloud Drive. I could mount it, make changes, and the changes upload when I unmount it. I could then open it on my other Mac, make changes, etc...

    Seems like a convenient way to keep sensitive data in iCloud, though it's only accessible on Macs because iOS cannot open sparsebundles.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has been doing this for a while, and if there are any reliability concerns. I was surprised at how well it seems to work; it even seems smart enough to wait until I've unmounted it before uploading changes to the cloud!
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I've been doing it for years with DropBox, primarily because DropBox only sends the changes after I modify the bundle. I think iCloud used to have to upload the entire bundle after changes were made. If that has changed, I can stop using DropBox.
  3. riverfreak macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2005
    Thonglor, Bangkok
    are you using sparse bundles or sparse images?
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Sparse bundles. Maybe I will try putting them into iCloud.

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