Since Catalina, reports of Time Machine backups slowing to a crawl have become common, but the reasons are unclear. It’s time for Apple to inform us.
Have you got problems backing up to your NAS? Here is a series of four simple tests to perform to give clear insights and help you tune its performance.
An exploration of how Time Machine backs up to APFS, using Mints to make log access quick, simple, and easy to understand. And notes on changes in Monterey.
Since macOS Sierra, the Unified log has been an unrivalled source of information about what’s going on in macOS. But access isn’t simple.
Intended to be the last version to support macOS 10.12 to 12, and backing up to HFS+ volumes, this contains small improvements particularly for Monterey.
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.
Should now be fully compatible with all locales, calendars, and with both 12- and 24-hour clocks.
Does Big Sur’s Time Machine preserve sparse files and clones when backing up to APFS volumes?
Consolation, Ulbow, Mints, T2M2, Cirrus and Taccy all updated to cope with increasing complexity and unreliability of the unified log.
Big Sur has recently introduced a bug which can change the format of log datestamps, which can break Ulbow, Mints and T2M2. Here’s how to fix it.