Surely these problems with Time Machine are old hat and not news? Or are they simply errors occurring with disks or the file system?
Here’s what happens when a Time Machine backup, normally the first, slows to the point where it’s just never going to finish.
Logs are normally backed up by Time Machine, but Apple provides no tool which can access those backed up logs. Here’s how to do it.
The more frequently your Mac writes entries to its log, the shorter will its log record be: anything from a couple of days to almost a month.
If a Time Machine snapshot can’t be thinned, nothing warns you of the problem, and without Terminal or the log you can’t even find out.
What does your Mac get up to when you’re away from it? Mine was busy writing hundreds of thousands of entries in the log because of a couple of snapshots.
First full release of this macOS log browser, which also browses logs from iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS. Clean and simple to use, but very powerful.
Understanding what’s written to the log during a test upload to iCloud Drive can help you diagnose an iCloud problem.
System monospace font for log extracts, improves tests to determine which features are available, adds kernel log entries.
Where are the tools for diagnosing and fixing features that don’t always ‘just work’? Turning to look at iCloud.