If a Time Machine snapshot can’t be thinned, nothing warns you of the problem, and without Terminal or the log you can’t even find out.
What does your Mac get up to when you’re away from it? Mine was busy writing hundreds of thousands of entries in the log because of a couple of snapshots.
Changes in Time Machine reflect continuing development of this Mac-only feature, backtracking on using FSEvents, and making backups more complete.
Time Machine backups made by Catalina are not compatible with earlier versions of macOS such as Mojave. Here’s how they have changed.
It’s time to replace Occam’s Razor with a more appropriate principle: if you’ve found one bug, don’t stop until you have dug deeper and found the others.
Over the night the clocks went back, a Time Machine backup failed. Was this the result of a time error from that change?
Snapshots are one of the crown jewels of APFS, and very powerful. Why then has Apple made them almost impossible to use?
Very few apps are able to make APFS snapshots – Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper! Why aren’t they more accessible?
A good way of restoring a volume which has been damaged is from a previous snapshot. How easy is it in practice, though?
What do we want? Time Machine backing up to APFS storage. When do we want it? Well, not quite yet.