iCloud Drive vs Time Machine Restore

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DarkoDonnie, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. DarkoDonnie macrumors member

    DarkoDonnie

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    #1
    This hypothetical has been wracking my brain since I recently migrated to iCloud Drive: all files, Desktop, Documents, App containers, etc

    Lets say, hypothetically:
    • I back up my Mac on Monday with Time Machine
    • I work all week long, modifying and creating 100's of files, all stored in iCloud Drive
    • On Friday, my Mac won't load, big problem, so I wipe the Mac and restore it from Mondays Time Machine instance.
    • I log in:
    1) Does iCloud Drive replace all my restored-from-Monday-files with Fridays current iCloud Drive files,

    or

    2) Does the Time Machine Mondays-files-restore replace my iCloud Drive's Friday current files ?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    This one.... the cloud is the master.
     
  3. DarkoDonnie thread starter macrumors member

    DarkoDonnie

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    #3
    Good, good.

    I appreciate the simple answer.
     

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