I have an iPad and iPad mini.
I plan on making one geared only toward my photography and the mini will be my everyday one.
Is it possible to maintain two separate backups in icloud that I can defer to if needed?
So if there is a problem I can go to a backup that is tailored to that specific ipad and not one backup that would require me to make lots of adjustments in iTunes?
Yes it will maintain 2 separate backups, one for each device. Just make sure you give each device it's own distinct name which intern will give the backups their own names.
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