i set up icloud cloudkit on my mac for a new database a couple days ago. i used a simple encryption key just for testing purposes.
i set up the new DB and icloud sync on my ios devices. it seems cloudkit is a lot more reliable and i would like to switch my other DBs to it as well and change the encryption key.
now i find the key-switching utterly confusing with DT and DTTG. i removed the location on osx, added it again with a proper encryption key and started syncing.
problem now: it doesn’t work. even after doing the same on ios it seems to not sync. ios was complaining about the wrong encryption key for like an hour and i have no clue how i solved that, it just stopped complaining at some point. but i don’t know why.
however, now the ios devices are complaining that 'longname.manifest' missing of database "name". i haven’t switched my non-test DBs to icloud.
no clue what state i am in at this point nor how to solve it. any suggestions are welcome.
Just a hunch: before setting up with the new encryption key, by chance did you or did you not “clean” the database on the CloudKit location? My hunch is that it needed cleaning since you are basically starting again.