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It’s common to want or have to change either the source or destination disk for backups. How well does Time Machine to APFS cope with that?
Analysis of the phases of backing up to APFS shows the many similarities with that to HFS+. Crucial differences arise from the use of snapshots as backups.
A blow-by-blow account of what happens when Time Machine in Big Sur performs an automated backup to an APFS volume.
Total updates required by 10.14 were 21.5 GB in 10 updates; for 10.15, those rose to 32.2 GB in 12 updates. For M1 Macs, Big Sur has already required 22.3 GB in 6 updates, and it hasn’t got to version 11.3 yet.
How each of the three different backup schemes used by Time Machine has worked, and how snapshots can work as backups.