03-25-2012, 10:00 PM #1
Does iCloud negate my backup hard drive?
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- Feb 15, 2008
- Winston-Salem, NC
- 8 GB 13" MacBook Pro, 64GB WiFi/4G iPad, 32GB iPhone 5
I recently upgraded to LION, then from MobileMe to iCloud. When I tried to do a backup of my MacBookPro using Time Machine and my external hard drive, the "setting up backup" function took much longer than usual and never stopped to go to backup. I finally ejected the hard drive and gave up.
Since I'm now on iCloud, s my external hard drive unnecessary? Or do I need to do something so I can back up on both iCloud and my external hard drive? Thank you in advance."Laughter is an instant vacation"
- Milton Berle
03-25-2012, 10:05 PM #2
You would need one amazingly large and exorbitantly expensive iCloud account to use that as a full backup of your Mac. So no… keep the hard drive for regular backups.
Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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