From Apple’s basic Backup to your iDisk, through the first version of Time Machine in 2007, to Time Machine to APFS in Big Sur.
Most hard disks become increasingly likely to fail after 3 years. All Time Capsules are now in that zone, and should either be replaced or have their hard disks replaced.
Content Caching server originated in 2005, as a feature in Mac OS X Server, which sold Xserves. Time Machine came in 2007, to support Time Capsules. Those legacies are so different, though.
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.
What tells me that macOS isn’t about to be swallowed up into iOS? Look at what’s happened with Time Machine in Big Sur, which has undergone as much development as it did prior to release in 2007.
How Time Machine has changed since it appeared in 2007, and how backing up to APFS volumes is different now it’s available in Big Sur.
Time Machine supported Time Capsules, which generated revenue which was lost nearly 2 years ago. How could Apple replace it and fund further Time Machine development?
Here’s what happens when a Time Machine backup, normally the first, slows to the point where it’s just never going to finish.
How to check Time Machine backups, and investigate any errors which may have occurred – the easy way using Ulbow.
Apple has just released an update to bring AirPort Express and Extreme, and Time Capsule Base Stations, with […]