Sparse bundles, sparse files, and sparse matrices explained in a nutshell, and how a sparse bundle could have a band which is a sparse file containing a sparse matrix.
Does Big Sur’s Time Machine preserve sparse files and clones when backing up to APFS volumes?
How Apple made changes to Foundation routines which format dates and times which can break their formatting when in 12-hour clock mode.
Adds support for reporting whether a file is a sparse file, or has been cloned, in Big Sur.
A good improvement appears to have been abandoned unfinished and suffering from bugs. Will Apple fix these and finish it off in 11.3?
Consolation, Ulbow, Mints, T2M2, Cirrus and Taccy all updated to cope with increasing complexity and unreliability of the unified log.
I hope that you enjoyed Saturday’s Mac Riddles, episode 93. Here are my solutions to them. 1: Which […]
New version searches for sparse files and clones, reporting their individual sizes and totals for the folder or volume examined.
Can APFS really store more on disk using sparse files and clones? Is there such a thing as a free lunch, or do these tricks have a cost?
Here are this weekend’s riddles to entertain you through whatever you’re now allowed to do. 1: Which modifier […]