9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2013 10:21 AM by Old Toad
karenlapone Level 1 (0 points)

I use first edge accounting software and cannot verify that it is there.  I  have checked to back up documents on the clould.  How do  I verify that it is backing up?  Am I missing something?  Thanks for your help.  Karen

iMac, iOS 6.1.3
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,708 points)

    Welcome to the Apple community.


    If you are referring to Mamut/MYOB accounting software, unless it's different to mine (granted, I'm using accountedge plus) it includes a provision to back up to iDisk rather than iCloud. iDisk has long since gone and is nothing to do with iCloud.


    Perhaps you could check exactly where it's supposed to back up to.

  • karenlapone Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.  I currently back up to an eternal hard drive, but would rather back up to the iCloud.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,708 points)

    The point being, I'm not sure you can, what is it that makes you think you are supposed to be able to.


    As I say my accountedge software let me back up to iDisk which has long since been replaced by iCloud.


    I back up my accountededge client account files to Dropbox (amongst other places).

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    The following is from this Apple document: iCloud: Backup and restore overview.


    What is backed up

    You get unlimited free storage for:

    • Purchased music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books
    • Notes: Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backups of purchased movies and TV shows are U.S. only. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.
    • Some previously purchased movies may not be available in iTunes in the Cloud. These movies will indicate that they are not available in iTunes in the Cloud on their product details page in the iTunes Store. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they have been refunded or are no longer available in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.

    You get 5 GB of free iCloud storage for:

    • Photos and videos in the Camera Roll
    • Device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
    • App data
    • Home screen and app organization
    • Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
    • Ringtones
    • Visual Voicemails

    Only apps that are designed to sync to iCloud, i.e. Keynote, Numbers, Pages, etc. can sync thru iCloud.



  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,708 points)

    You can put anything in to iCloud either manually or with a script/automator, so it wouldn't be out of the question for a software developer to do so. Here's a screenshot showing that I can get MYOB to back up to iCloud.Screenshot_2013_03_27_23_35.jpg

    In the OP's case though, I think they may be confusing MYOB's built in ability to back up to Mobile Me with iCloud. However I know there's a new version of my software out for the start of the new tax year for use starting next week, so I can't say for definate it doesn't use iCloud.



  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    What folder on the Mac does the file need to be placed in for syncing? 

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,708 points)

    It needs to be in the mobile documents folder.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    Ah ha.


    Interesting how the OS displays the Mobile Documents folder at the bottom of the Finder window as iCloud. 


    Any document dropped in that folder will be synced to the mobile device?

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    Yes, think of DropBox, it works the same way. The online store and the Mobile Documents are connected so that the content of one is reflected on the other (after a delay for internet transfer)


    Nothing new, nothing particularly useful (for me) I dislike having to use a folder other than the one I would like to use for file storage. There are some 3rd part apps that do the same thing out there as well.

  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)

    I use Dropbox with the kids.  Great way to send batches of photos to each of them or get batches from them. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,982 points)

    I dislike having to use specific folders, I much prefer just to save the file as I always do, so I use SugarSync, which allows me to keep the folder structure that makes sense to me while sharing any folder or file, or entire folder tree as and when I choose.


    I use 3 computers and an iPad, every file in my user/documents folder is available on any of the 4 machines, in the same location as the original. That's simple enough for me,