Looking at what’s involved in updating Big Sur’s new Sealed System Volume shows what’s necessary for successful cloning.
Trying to discover the effective size of a snapshot proves baffling, particularly when the Finder claims it’s almost astronomical.
Updating Big Sur can cause the storage required by the system to double in size. Snapshots appear to be the cause. What’s the solution?
The volume should only be half full, but installers and other software complains there’s insufficient free space. What to do.
Making backups of carefully-selected active folders ever hour using ChronoSync, and with Time Machine.
Implementing a more efficient backup strategy than simply turning Time Machine on and hoping.
Do you have VMs or other large files, and use Time Machine for backups? Here’s how to make those backups quicker and more compact.
Changing to an SSD RAID system forced me to rethink what I needed to back up and when, rather than just leaving to Time Machine.
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?