iCloud Drive folder sync ?

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  1. bontempi macrumors member

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    Hi

    I want to sync a folder (from an external hard drive) with my iCloud Drive. I just want an exact backup copy of this folder, time machine style but online. How can i do so ?

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  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    Unfortunately, you can't - iCloud Drive does not support symlinks / aliases
     
  3. bontempi thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    How can i just upload one big folder to iCloud ? I can only upload one file at a time on icloud.com ...
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    On your Mac it's displayed as a drive in finder. You just open and drag
     
  5. bontempi thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but the folder i want to copy on ICLOUD is on an external drive. I don't have enough space on my SSD to store this folder in the ICLOUD folder of my mac...
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    When you sync iCloud Drive to your mac, it stores the actual files in your ~/Library/Mobile Documents folder and that can't be changed so if your home folder is on your SSD then you won't be able to do it (and if you upload files to iCloud Drive via the web and have sync turned on, they'll end up on your SSD).
    iCloud Drive is very limited in that it doesn't support selective sync and you can't change the location of where it stores the files on your computer.
     

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