macOS Catalina is the first version of macOS which boots not from a single volume, but from two: […]
The Finder, Disk Utility and Terminal show disks and volumes differently, according to their function. This can appear confusing in Catalina until it has been explained.
Updated for 10.15 release, with a clearer explanation of how Catalina’s new boot Volume Group works in practice, in the Finder and Terminal.
Note: I have now updated this with the latest roadmaps for 10.15 release. A further article will follow […]
There isn’t as much choice in HFS+: you have just two devices for dividing a disk, volumes and […]
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?
Catalina will change our boot disks substantially with its read-only system volume. Here’s an account of what we already have in Mojave.
What’s the minimum size of a container, or a volume, in APFS? The answer can range from 1.05 MB up to 167.8 MB, it appears.