2015-06-08 22:10:51 UTC
files on my iPad?
I have downloaded a bunch of files in Azul Media Player, but I don't
see a way to select them for back in iCloud Backup or copy using a
SanDisk iXpand memory key with its iXpand Sync software.
No problems with files in the limited number of known places:
For the iXpand:
Music, Photos, Videos, and a couple of other places, but not
an arbitrary place or where Azul Media Player puts them by default
For iCloud backup:
Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, and
Keychain, but again not arbitrary or specifically where Azul Media
Player puts them.
The iCould backup "server" seems to have up to 3 backups
Thus, if you delete a file on your, for instance Apple iPad Air 2,
you can restore from the 3rd backup back. This doesn't do you
much good if you let things run automatically each day and don't
notice that you deleted something by accident at the start of the
Is it possible to save more than that with iCloud backup?
Is there another program that can do that?
An Apple support person said that you aren't charged for the
old backups. Is that true, are am I charged for all space used
in the iCloud servers?
Is there software for iPads to keep multiple versions of files
like I can with many programs for Windows (SpiderOak, and CrashPlan,
two that I use and have unlimited storage space for a fixed charge.)
I can also "prune" the backups on the servers so that I don't
clog things up by having terabytes of movies that I could
finish watching the first time.
There seem to be a couple of programs for iPads and the like
that allow you to edit a "ball" that is made by iCould backup,
but I don't know the names. Also, I don't know if they can
be set to run automatically, or you have to manually download the
"ball" for each iCould backup to your Windows computer.
Also, I didn't see anything to automatically merge the balls on
my Windows machine, so I'd have to manually merge stuff.