Is it safe to upgrade my iOS and OS X to iCloud Drive?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DiabBarca, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. DiabBarca macrumors regular

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    Apple's been wiping iCloud Drive storage for a couple of times since they first announced it. Will they do it again even though iOS 8 is publicly out?
    I didn't upgrade my OS X Yosemite to iCloud Drive but if it's safe, I'll do it alongside my iPhone.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Hard to say, just make sure you have TM and no problems.
     
  3. pauliewa macrumors newbie

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    Wondering the same. Have 10.10 on my macbook and an iphone6 incoming friday. Not sure what to do.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    It's completely safe as long as you have a TM or backup. I just made the switch over. If Apple wipes I'll just restore Mobile Documents and never miss a beat.
     
  5. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    Just to be clear: if you want to be 100% safe then you need to make a separate TM and put it aside. I wouldn't trust being able to access old Time Machine backups after converting to Yosemite. It could overwrite the old stuff, erase it, who knows.

    And TM doesn't backup cloud docs so you need to make sure you're backing them up on a local solution in addition to the cloud to be certain you've got data protection.

    I've messed up along the way to Yosemite on following my own recommendations so I'm going to have to ride this one out and hope for the best :eek:

    But I'm describing what I wished I had done, best practices, and YMMV etc. etc. etc.
     
  6. bobright macrumors 601

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    I have read these threads over and over but still don't get it what exactly could Apple wipe? I am signed into iCloud on my iMac as well as iPad and they hold my notes email and that's it have already individually saved my photos. So what am I in danger of losing?
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    OP says has Yo installed.

    Also ALL iCloud docs are stored locally on you HD in the Library/Mobile Documents folder too. So they are backed up toTM and if Apple wipes you just go back and restore them.
     
  8. Icaras macrumors 603

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    I was wondering this too if I should finally upgrade to iCloud Drive on Yosemite now that iOS 8 is publicly out, but that last bit tells me they shouldn't do any iCloud drive wipes. I mean, iOS 8 is now live and millions of people as we speak are upgrading their iCloud accounts to iCloud drive, so I highly doubt that Apple would do this.
     
  9. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    I just posted another thread on an iCloud issue I'm having. IMO it is still not ready for prime time. I'm having problems on the Yosemite side. I am making sure that all files I have on it, I have an extra backup (and sometimes a couple).
     
  10. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    I did not know they were stored locally. Thanks for that information.

    It seems like I misread the question. My concern was more about different versions of OS X being compatible with the current Time Machine backup than I am about Apple wiping my data. I was cautioning against relying on a current TM backup if one wants to roll back to Mavericks because there's no guarantee it'll be compatible.
     

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