iCloud Photo Library Restore

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Poob Bubes, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have iCloud Photo Library set to store originals on my Mac's Photos app.

    I did a clean install of 10.11 and copied the iCloud Photo Library from my Time Machine backup (300 GB) before I launched Photos on 10.11. I assumed it would just download any photos taken since the backup. Now it appears to be trying to upload the entire 300 GB! All of these photos are already in iCloud. Did I do something wrong?
  2. thricenine macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
    I am having the same issue. At first I thought that it was just comparing my library to the cloud version but it is definitely trying to reupload the whole thing. Please let me know if you figure out a way to avoid this. While my 100 gig library isn't as huge as yours I really would like to avoid leaving my computer running for a few days straight again.
  3. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2010
    This behaviour is discussed here under Yosemite:

    Apparently it does not re-upload the whole thing after all.

    I'm curious to see how you fare. Please post back after the "upload" process is finished.

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