Three workthroughs considering options and issues in migrating to a new Mac, with info on late migration, macOS upgrading, and Thunderbolt adaptors.
Don’t just throw it in a box and send it off: what happens if its internal storage is replaced or wiped? What about protecting sensitive files? Does a T2 chip make this difficult?
More work to be done before your migration is fully complete: check your workflows, key security settings, disk health, licensing, backups.
Migration is pain: you can spread it out over days or weeks, or get it over with in a much shorter period. Moving your Time Machine backups also requires great care.
Adds support for local snapshot statistics, Dark Mode, fixes a bug, and is now notarized for your added security.
Detailed comparison of how Time Machine backs up HFS+ and APFS volumes, including its use of local snapshots, with diagrams.
When Time Machine backs up an APFS volume, it works quite differently from the way it did on HFS+. Explored here using log entries from Mojave.
Practical tips for those intending to upgrade early, from checking compatibility, preparing workarounds, to making a copy of the installer.
Comparing the contents of archive files, such as .sit(x) and .zip archives, can be simple, but quickly gets more complex.
Comparing the data in two files is easy, but what about its extended attributes? There hasn’t been a simple tool to do that, until now.