iCloud sync data location

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jpbene

13 Mar, 2016 06:28 PM

Hi,

Specifically, where within iCloud drive does TL store it's data file? I currently have synchronization to iCloud turned ON and if I look at my iCloud drive, I don't see any reference to TL within or without the 'Shared App Settings' folder. Also, after a recent hard drive replacement, I was unable to restore my TL data from iCloud but, fortunately, I was able to restore it from a Time Machine backup.

Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Niko on 15 Mar, 2016 06:46 PM

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    Hi John,

    Timelime's synchronization data on iCloud Drive is hidden if you use the Finder in OS X.
    If you have a third party file management app like Cocoatech's "Path Finder" you can locate the synchronization data here:
    /Users/[your username]/Library/Mobile Documents/Timelime/

    Please note that the data stored on iCloud Drive is not a database like the one stored in locally.

    If you need more information, let me know!

    Niko

  2. 2 Posted by jpbene on 15 Mar, 2016 09:43 PM

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    Hi Niko,

    If I go to …/Library/Mobile Documents it simply reverts to my iCloud drive—as though I’d clicked on iCloud Drive in the first place.

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    John

  3. 3 Posted by jpbene on 15 Mar, 2016 10:20 PM

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    Hi Niko,

    I used PathFinder and this is what I found:

    Is this the way it should look?

    The reason I’m digging deep on this is my recent attempted recovery of TimeLime data from iCloud did not work and it was only because I subsequently used Migration Assistant that I was able to recover the data from a Time Machine backup. Since, in the past, when recovering data I’ve used a Carbon Copy Cloner backup to recover data, I like to know where the actual data is stored so I can create, in some cases, targeted backups of data so I can restore on an app by app basis—if necessary. I see that you have an option for automatic backups and I think I’ll enable that and backup that container to one of my cloud services. I recommend you make the default for that option ON.

    Thanks,
    John

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Niko on 17 Mar, 2016 01:33 PM

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    Hi John,

    Yes, that's what i meant. The "Sync" folder you highlighted in the screenshot contains the sync data that Timelime stores in the cloud.

    The local Timelime data is stored here:
    /Users/[your username]/Library/Group Containers/Q66UC24GG4.com.timelimeapp

    I definitely recommend enabling automatic backups.

    Do you need more info/help?

    Niko

  5. 5 Posted by jpbene on 17 Mar, 2016 03:52 PM

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    I’m good now, thanks.

  6. 6 Posted by jpbene on 22 Jan, 2017 03:14 PM

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    Hi Niko,

    I checked your website but I wasn’t able to find anything on whether your app integrates with Calendar. Specifically, I’d like to be able to have a Timelime timing trigger an Event posting in my Calendar—is that possible?

    Thanks,
    John

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Niko on 22 Feb, 2017 03:31 PM

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    Hi John,

    Sorry for the late reply!

    No, Timelime doesn’t currently integrate with Apple Calendar.

    If you are good with Apple Script you might be able to achieve this using a script though: http://timelimeapp.com/documentation/Scripting/#trigger-a-script <http://timelimeapp.com/documentation/Scripting/#trigger-a-script>

    Thanks,
    Niko

  8. 8 Posted by jpbene on 22 Feb, 2017 03:38 PM

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    Hi Niko,

    Fyi, that’s a key feature for me and has caused me to switch to Tyme 2,

    Thanks,
    John

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Niko on 22 Feb, 2017 03:45 PM

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    Ok, I understand.

    I want to add Apple Calendar support but haven't gotten to it yet.

    Thanks,
    Niko

  10. 10 Posted by jpbene on 22 Feb, 2017 03:56 PM

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    Ok, let me know if/when that’s added and I’ll take a look.

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