On laptops, Time Machine’s ‘local snapshots’ have been of limited use. In High Sierra, this all changes, and for laptop users should be a strong reason for upgrading.
Sleep interrupts the scheduling and dispatch of background tasks. Here’s how it looks in the dispatching systems.
Now places its report in a scrolling text view, has extensive Help book, and more. The only tool for checking that Time Machine backups are being made properly.
Free, works with Sierra and other unified logs, examines log entries already in the log, unlike Console. Now supports logarchives and more.
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.
Two minor improvements to make its use even easier. Now a final release candidate?
Time Machine backups are but one of 70-80 background services which are run by macOS dispatching systems. Here’s a list of some of the others.
When scheduled backups become irregular or stop, this affects much more than just Time Machine. This is what happens, and why you must restart.
Each report on your Time Machine backups now comes with a detailed timestamp in this new version.
How to run one-off backups, how to cancel automatic backups, and how to set your own backup schedules.