Looking at failure of automatic backups, cancelled backups, and errors occurring when backing up, using T2M2, from Sierra to Catalina.
Detailed log excerpts showing normal backups in 10.12 to 10.15, with some of the more common errors encountered.
New series looking at how TM works, what its problems are, what tools to use to diagnose those, and how to fix it.
The Mac is now in a documentation crisis. Documentation debt is leaving many Mac users floundering around in the dark.
What if you don’t want whole disk encryption? If your Mac doesn’t have T2, or if you’re using an external drive, encryption is still performed in software. Here’s a good solution.
Dealing with protected PDFs in macOS: fully encrypted, and those with controls such as no printing or copying. Oh dear.
A detailed list of those bundled apps like Photos, and system components, which were updated in this Security Update.
When you find one, bugs will necessarily be multiple. If you think you’ve found one, you can be fairly confident that you’ll find more. Four bugs in macOS for the price of one.
Over the night the clocks went back, a Time Machine backup failed. Was this the result of a time error from that change?
Do you use third-party command tools? Are you using or planning to use Catalina? This explains how 10.15 changes first run checks on those tools, and their effect on all users.