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?
What if you can’t or don’t want to use Migration Assistant to move your files from your old to a new Mac? Here it can get more complicated. Tips and solutions to help.
With Mojave’s release 11 days away, its privacy protection looks even more complex, particularly when an app uses a helper tool which needs Full Disk Access.
Does APFS currently support hard disks, Fusion Drives, and other forms of storage beyond SSDs? The devil is in the detail.