For many, this could be the best reason for upgrading early. Even when it doesn’t go quite as expected, this really isn’t difficult.
Time Machine has been using snapshots since High Sierra. How can it then use them to make backups to APFS volumes in Big Sur?
The most common problems with Time Machine backups, and how to tackle them using free tools.
A detailed walk through the log extract delivered simply by Mints, showing steps in a normal Catalina backup.
APFS adds 6 volume roles, including one which supports Time Machine backups. And per-file encryption is coming.
Time Machine can’t make backups to a disk formatted in APFS. Oh yes it can – and here’s how you can do it too.
How to check whether the files in a Time Machine backup are intact and uncorrupted. Only what do you do with the results?
How your Mac’s security and privacy systems can cause duplicate copies of files to be written to your backups.
What do you do with all those old but important documents? Do you just leave them cluttering up storage, or have you archived them? Here’s how to archive properly.
What happens if you can’t access your Mac or its local backups? That’s what offsite backups cover – and you need them however small your system might be.