A full Time Machine backup over SMB analysed in detail. This reveals that some of the measures reported in the log are likely to be inaccurate and misleading, and gives suggestions for improving performance.
Tackles decisions and problems, including whether to use APFS in the backup sparsebundle, AFP or SMB, and configuration.
With a new version of Xcode, I knew that my network backup would take several hours. Then, as it neared its conclusion, disaster struck: the router reset itself and the network share vanished.
Slow performance when backing up to a network share is mainly down to SMB. Without its improvement, Time Machine over a network is still dead in the water.
The list of apps in my Files and Folders list grows steadily as they need to access my external SSD. And there’s nothing I can do about that.
From its first release, Time Machine has been designed to back up over a network. So why the problems? And how you can make your own NAS.
Changes in Time Machine reflect continuing development of this Mac-only feature, backtracking on using FSEvents, and making backups more complete.
Expect a security data update (silent) from Apple in the next few days to address new malware dubbed […]
Its annual developer conference will reveal how Apple’s new file system will roll out in macOS 10.13, and determine its adoption and success.
It looks like this will arrive shortly on iOS devices, with 10.3. What does it offer for Macs, and when will it ship?