Syncing with iCloud
I've read the Knowledge Base on setting up syncing with iCloud but it seems to assume a new user. I've been using MD for years and successfully syncing via Dropbox. However, since that's the only thing I use Dropbox for and everything else in in iCloud, I'd like to switch but I'm afraid I need a step by step, detailed procedure for changing from Dropbox syncing to iCloud without corrupting or losing the years of data.
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1 Posted by dwg on 30 Jan, 2023 09:02 PM
You will have to stop syncing with Dropbox and basically go back to having a single standalone system. You then rebuild syncing from scratch using iCloud.
There is no way of just "transferring" to iCloud.
2 Posted by s22qm6677jo2 on 14 Feb, 2023 12:27 AM
Same problem. Turned off sync, relaunched, and tried selecting File/Syncing… iCloud, but MD just beeped. Suggestions?
3 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 14 Feb, 2023 08:13 AM
After turning sync off. Use toolbox extension advanced menu to force reset sync settings. Then try again. If the beep reoccurs, upload help/console.
4 Posted by s22qm6677jo2 on 19 Feb, 2023 08:06 PM
Stuart, thanks, but no joy, still get the beep and no sync. Which portion(s) of the console log do you want? (There appear to be transactions in there.)
5 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Feb, 2023 08:13 PM
The whole thing really. It should be pretty safe.
6 Posted by s22qm6677jo2 on 19 Feb, 2023 08:19 PM
Thanks for your quick response. There's definitely privacy stuff I don't want exposed. Can I encrypt it as a pdf and email or text you the key (I have your email address from a prior discussion)?
7 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Feb, 2023 08:52 PM
8 Posted by s22qm6677jo2 on 19 Feb, 2023 08:57 PM
9 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Feb, 2023 10:35 PM
Ok. This is the problem error/clue in the log file:
MD is not able to get access to your iCloud data/folders.
So… do you have iCloud Drive turned on? Try setting that and then restart MD. Does the line above change to show a path?
10 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 19 Feb, 2023 10:35 PM
…. Ie the null needs to change to a folder name.
11 Posted by s22qm6677jo2 on 20 Feb, 2023 04:11 AM
iCloud was on. I kept trying the same thing hoping for different results (definition of insanity) but eventually it DID work, thank you so much!
Bonus: it now syncs in near-realtime, whereas with Dropbox it would only sync when I quit MD. Thanks again, Stuart!
Maddy closed this discussion on 20 Feb, 2023 01:03 PM.