Have you found Time Machine docs helpful in solving problems? Do you know what “custom access” means in the Permissions section of Get Info?
All disks cache data to be written, which makes benchmarking them tricky. It has more serious consequences which macOS tries to allow for in file systems and backups.
Why Time Machine makes snapshots, and how they can grow and apparently consume free space. What you can and should do to manage this.
Snapshots are of great value, but can grow large if you don’t keep an eye on them. If you find Time Machine or another backup utility is storing large snapshots, here’s what to do.
Problems with the file system of Time Machine backups haven’t gone away with APFS. As there’s no way to copy your backup volume, how to tackle such problems?
Is it overhead from sandboxing, the file system, the throttling of I/O, or the limitations of the Efficiency cores? Is there anything a user can do?
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.
Backing up using Time Machine over Gigabit Ethernet to another Mac providing shared backup storage in Monterey 12.1 delivered good performance of 35-43 MB/s.
For many users, it’s essential to be able to check the integrity of the data which are in a backup. This feature has changed when backing up to APFS.