From Apple’s basic Backup to your iDisk, through the first version of Time Machine in 2007, to Time Machine to APFS in Big Sur.
Lists the Standard Exclusions set by the system, explains custom ‘sticky’ exclusions, how iCloud Drive is handled, and oddities with Photos libraries.
Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) can bring great economy in power and heat production. So why don’t we make better use of it on M1 Macs?
Bridging the gap between Undo and backup, its a major productivity feature implemented using a hidden folder at the top level of each volume.
For some, inability to clone to the internal SSD of an M1 Mac seems disastrous. In reality, it could achieve little, and there are better solutions.
Cloning has been a popular way of creating external bootable disks. Now that CCC 6 can make full clones of disks for M1 Macs, is it a solution?
A summary of the known benefits and current limitations of Time Machine backups to APFS, with links to more detailed accounts.
Until Big Sur started backing up to snapshots on APFS, there was little interest in being able to copy snapshots. Now we realise that we can’t.
Have you checked how much free space is on your startup volume after the last update? Do you wonder where it has all gone?
Looking at what’s involved in updating Big Sur’s new Sealed System Volume shows what’s necessary for successful cloning.