HT4910: iCloud: Archiving or making copies of your iCloud dataLearn about iCloud: Archiving or making copies of your iCloud data
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 9:35 PM (in response to Cheese Soufle)
iCloud can't back up the Mac, so you have to sync settings manually between your computers
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to Cheese Soufle)
Cheese Soufle wrote:
Backing up application data is easy, but I'm not sure about system preferences (ex.: backing up desktop picture, highlight color, trackpad preferences, etc...)
Note: I'm not intrested in using TimeMachine
So you currently have no backup?
Get an external drive and use Carbon Copy Cloner to backup or investigate the Online Backup Service providers.