Updated charts of containers and volumes on boot volume groups for Ventura, with details of cryptexes and what they do.
Which should you use, and what are their strengths and drawbacks? Symbolic links, hard links, aliases and bookmarks explained – oh, and a mention of firmlinks too.
Detailed account of disk, volume and folder layouts on Big Sur’s boot disks, complete with roadmaps which are downloadable as PDFs.
Diagrams of the layout of volumes on boot disks for macOS 10.13 to 11, covering both Intel and M1 models.
A complete guide to the structure and layout of APFS startup disks from High Sierra to Big Sur (Intel), together with tear-out PDF charts.
macOS Catalina is the first version of macOS which boots not from a single volume, but from two: […]
The third successive macOS upgrade brings fundamental changes which could so easily have resulted in catastrophe. How did Apple pull it off?
Coming up to its 12th birthday, Time Machine backups have changed a great deal, but still rely on a feature almost unique to HFS+. What is their future?
Was WWDC a damp squib after all? With only one new unaffordable Mac announced, and more dreadful privacy dialogs on their way, you might think so.