2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2015 10:58 AM by iLadyOK
James Thomson Level 1 (85 points)

I do back up with time machine, but can I double my protection by backing up my entire system to iCloud?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    iCloud is designed to sync data from mobile devices.  You can't back up your Mac to iCloud.  Get an inexpensive external drive and either use the built in Time Machine app to back up your Mac, or clone your hard drive using a third-party application like Carbon Copy Cloner.

  • iLadyOK Level 2 (165 points)

    Thanks I was wondering the same. Just bought an iCloud subscription, was it worth it? I suppose I can at least back up my iTunes stuff? Any suggestions for decent inexpensive back up solutions would be great. I have iMac with latest OS, using 300GB out of 500GB.