How to store a 400 GB sparse bundle on a volume which only has 200 GB free space – provided that you don’t actually use the space that isn’t there.
How to hide text so that it can’t be searched or analysed, and how file naming almost brought APFS down.
Time Machine has been using snapshots since High Sierra. How can it then use them to make backups to APFS volumes in Big Sur?
Important update for all users, which addresses several bugs in setting the maximum size of sparse bundles.
How to set the total size, and band size, for your sparse bundles, with calculation of the critical band size.
This can now be incorporated into your own scripts, to check the integrity of important files automatically.
Time Machine can’t make backups to a disk formatted in APFS. Oh yes it can – and here’s how you can do it too.
Is it better to make sparse bundles ‘snug’, sizing them so that they don’t have as much free space? What if you then need to resize them?
They readily grow in size up to their maximum. But getting them to shrink when contents are reduced isn’t as easy.
Can you use error-correcting code to repair very large files, for example of around 20 GB or more?