I'm using Logseq with iCloud, but experiencing data loss or file conflict errors. What's going on?

It’s not rare that iCloud would generate duplicated files


It’s not a Logseq specific issue according to reports like:

May be related to iCloud’s stability and conflict resolution for small files. Logseq relies on file-based storage for notes, which requires per-file sync with iCloud. Unfortunately, iCloud can sometimes have difficulty with small-file sync and conflict resolution.
According to our investigation, it’s likely that iCloud “stuck” at uploading a small file without any reason. A general solution to “refresh” the update is to kill and restart the iCloud process.

Some suggestions

  1. Monitor the sync status of your iCloud files. If you notice that a file is stuck in syncing / not syncing correctly, try manually triggering a sync or refreshing the file on your device;
  2. Avoid editing files on multiple devices at the same time. Confirm the sync status before you switch the editing device;
  3. Periodically backup your Logseq notes.

How to recover my data?
Check the logseq/bak folder under your graph’s directory

For iOS users: Alternative to iCloud?
To provide a care-free user experience on iOS is one of the motivation for developing our own sync service:
Logseq Sync service is under beta
For pro-users prefer Git, Working Copy is working well with Logseq on iOS according to reports
Most 3rd-party sync services cannot be accessed by Logseq. It’s a common issue for all note-taking apps with file storage.
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As maintainers of Logseq, we are always looking for ways to improve the stability and reliability of Logseq’s compatibility towards 3rd-party sync services. However, in the case of iCloud, it is the Apple’s black box of implementation block our efforts on keep compatible with iCloud. As Logseq is open-sourced, any suggestions & comments on the code base is welcome