Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 2:14 AM (in response to raybry)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 2:41 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Thank you Klaus 1,
I have Lion and would rather not upgrade to Mountain Lion. I can get PhotoStream with iPhotos but not backup/storage. I have external hard disc backup but would lose everything in the event of theft. For documents and spreadsheets I have paper b/u.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to raybry)
Ah ok. Well in that case then I do not suggest trying to use iCloud for that. It's not designed to be used as a backup application, it's more for syncing between devices etc. Now, for backing up your iPhoto library, I highly suggest taking a look at Time Machine instead if you're not already using it. I've attached the Time Machine article below. Hope that helps!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to KianaDarkrose)
Kiana ± See my reply to Klaus. I am using Time Machine but am concerned about theft and fire. I wouldn't want to lose all my pics. A 2nd external hard disk that I remove and keep safe would be an answer, but not very convenient.
system preferences>> iCloud>> manage : shows 5MB storage available/ 0 used. All the literature, press and books I have seen say "storage". It would be good if it worked my way.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to raybry)
Sorry about that raybry, I didn't read the other response you posted. Yes, a second external HD would be inconvenient....what about something like Carbonite? I mean, it's not the only company, but there are online backup options. Also, if you're concerned about theft of backups, you can encrypt your Time Machine backup so if it DID get stolen, it cannot be accessed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 12:44 AM (in response to KianaDarkrose)
Thank you Kiana±, I am looking at cloud backup but thought I was getting 5MB -quality backup. It's the thought of losing my photos and documents that concerns me, not privacy.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 3:34 AM (in response to raybry)
You might consider a service like "DropBox":
Or perhaps Amazon's "Cloud Drive":
Hope this helps