Time Machine seems to be the only backup system which also backs up the Versioning database on each volume. Is that useful though?
The plan was simple: replace my 8 year-old Promise Pegasus RAID system with a shiny new SSD RAID system, for Time Machine backups. What could go wrong?
What to do, when you can, before taking or sending your Mac in for service or repair. What about FileVault? And Activation Lock?
Time Machine has changed in Catalina, but details haven’t been provided. How best to prepare to upgrade, and how to address its problems.
Snapshots are one of the crown jewels of APFS, and very powerful. Why then has Apple made them almost impossible to use?
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?
Coming in just a few weeks now, if you’re going to upgrade early to Catalina, now’s the time to start preparing with these tips.
It’s worth refreshing all your Finder Aliases before copying or cloning a volume to update their link info. Here’s a free tool to do that and more: Alifix.
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?