APFS adds 6 volume roles, including one which supports Time Machine backups. And per-file encryption is coming.
What happens when you copy a large file to the same volume, or duplicate it, on the same APFS volume? Here are the answers.
The volume should only be half full, but installers and other software complains there’s insufficient free space. What to do.
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?