iCloud Storage

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by lewisb1, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. lewisb1 macrumors member

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    I have a lot of photos on an external HD as well as music. If want to transfer all this to my iCloud storage,
    1) can it be done
    2) how do I do it

    Thanks
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Note that while you can have a photstream, it can't hold all your photos. Also clearly states it's not a backup solution.

    And iTunes Match is for Music and again Apple clearly states it is not a backup solution.

    Even if you use a cloud service to hold your pictures and music, you still want a local copy and a local backup if you care at all about your pictures and music.
     
  3. lewisb1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks...
     
  4. Primejimbo, Dec 22, 2013
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    Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Like Bear said, that's the only way. I use iTunes Match, but it's not a back up. I use Crashplan for my back ups. It has unlimited back up, not badly priced I think. I have a main computer that has all my music, photos, and movies and that gets back up. If you pay for 4 years it comes out to $3.96 a month (they have 1-4 year packages), or you can pay month to month for $5.99 a month.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I use Crashplan too. But for many people I recommend Backblaze. because (1) it is esker to set upend (2) it is MUCH faster.

    Crshplan claims they don't throttle uploads but they do. It could take weeks to upload your data the first time. Run them both at the same some for a month. Both offer a free trial period so do both
     
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I probably won't switch unless I have too. A few friends recommended me Crashplan and they love it and saved them a few times. Not sure of the throttle, but it did my 1st upload pretty fast considering it was over 1TB. When I used the computer it did slow down, but when I didn't use the computer I did see the speed max out at when my ISP was for uploads.
    My 1st upload is long done, so not point of switching and I find it pretty easy to use. My wife figured it out pretty fast also, so not sure how much easier anything else can be.
     

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