It’s all too easy to lose all previous versions of a document: one false move to another volume, to iCloud, or shared over a network and they’ve gone. How can you preserve them?
Document versions, accessed through Revert To…, are a major part of the protection macOS provides for dealing with errors. How to get the most from them.
Backing up databases stored in iCloud isn’t easy, particularly if you want to be able to restore them. Making archive copies of important contents is more straightforward, though.
Exactly how does iCloud protect data in Contacts, files stored in iCloud Drive, those saved by 3rd party apps, and your email?
There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch: cloud storage is a valuable adjunct, not a substitute for local backups.
iCloud Drive just works. Time Machine just works. So Time Machine should back up the contents of your iCloud Drive? Maybe not.
Recent problems with syncing to iCloud have been widespread, and mainly affected apps sharing working documents across platforms. More on changes to OneDrive and their impact.
Understanding how iCloud works, and how files can be downloaded or evicted. Basic tests which are essential preliminaries, and using Cirrus to help.
Lists the Standard Exclusions set by the system, explains custom ‘sticky’ exclusions, how iCloud Drive is handled, and oddities with Photos libraries.
This free service doesn’t use up any of your iCloud space allowance, and can send attachments of up to 5 GB in size. Here’s how to use it on the Web, and in the Mail app.