How does copy on write work, and how do clones grow apart? What effect do they have on the use of space and performance?
Similarities and differences, how to make each in the Finder and Terminal, how much space they use, and how they work in APFS.
Save space on your storage and backups by removing all copies. But does it work if they’re APFS clone files? And does that housekeeping utility detect clones for you?
How APFS containers and volumes work. What hard links, clones and sparse files are, and when they break down.
You’re in control of a traditional file system, but with snapshots, clones, sparse files and other volumes sharing free space, APFS isn’t as simple.
Copies, clones and backups are three different things. Here their differences are explained with examples from APFS and modern macOS.
Dragging a file to copy/move it from one location to another used to be simple. Now it’s complicated by iCloud, dropbox behaviour in AirDrop and Universal Control, and more.
Confused by this on APFS? So you should be, as it’s complicated by features like snapshots, sparse files, and the file system itself. There’s no single figure.
Tired of HFS+? Disenchanted by APFS? Why not copy or back up to a different file system? Here are crocodiles waiting to bite you.
M1 Macs are different, as they always start booting from their internal SSD. Basic configurations are simple, reliable with well-established disaster recovery methods.