Very few apps are able to make APFS snapshots – Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper! Why aren’t they more accessible?
A good way of restoring a volume which has been damaged is from a previous snapshot. How easy is it in practice, though?
Some simple card tricks using TextEdit files demonstrate that most current apps don’t use new features in APFS. But they’re still safe and efficient.
How can you refer to an important file or directory, no matter where it’s moved on a volume, even when it’s renamed?
Should you enable TRIM, and what is it? Do you need to turn wear levelling on, and what about fragmentation on SSDs? Some mysteries explained.
With only sketchy documentation and no open source release, how complete are the tools to support APFS? Are they still “work in progress”?
What do we want? Time Machine backing up to APFS storage. When do we want it? Well, not quite yet.
What’s the minimum size of a container, or a volume, in APFS? The answer can range from 1.05 MB up to 167.8 MB, it appears.
Getting strange errors when trying to copy an RTFD package? Try looking inside it, to see if it has developed recursive structure, like Russian dolls.
Want one external drive from which you can boot two (or more) different versions of macOS? Here’s how to make it.