Never lose your files

What to do if the cloud dis­ap­pears

Mac Format - - CONTENTS - Words: Nik Rawl­in­son Il­lus­tra­tion: Paul Blach­ford

there are so many op­tions when it comes to host­ing your data in the cloud ‚ that you could almost do away with lo­cal drives. iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, Ever­note, Flickr, Word­Press, Hot­mail‚ the list goes on.

But what would hap­pen if one of th­ese ser­vices went off­line? How much data would you lose? All your pho­tos and emails? Months of work in an on­line of­fice suite? If you think this is melo­dra­matic, then con­sider this less ex­treme sce­nario: a glitch on your line cuts off your broad­band. Would you be able to carry on work­ing, or would you be cut off from your files un­til your ser­vice came back?

Over the next few pages we show you how to make a backup of some cloud ser­vices that, un­like Drop­box and iCloud Drive‚ don’t au­to­mat­i­cally repli­cate them­selves on your Mac.

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