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Tag Archives: Backups

macOS Snapshots

Working with macOS Snapshots

Snapshots are a feature of APFS (Apple File System) that has been part of the macOS since High Sierra. A snapshot captures the state of an APFS formatted drive, and preserves all the files on the drive, as they appeared when the snapshot was taken. If you ever need to, you can roll back the drive to its previous state. In this Rocket Yard guide, we're going to take a look at APFS snapshots, how they’re created, managed, and deleted, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of snapshots.

Auto Save and Versions: An Often Overlooked Mac Feature

Auto Save and versions has been a feature of the Mac OS since OS X Lion was released, in the summer of 2011. That's a long time for a very helpful file versioning system to be available in the Mac, but...

macOS Mojave: Make Sure Your Third-Party Backups Apps Are Working

(Mojave page in the Mac App Store.) Whenever a new operating system version comes out, there are always some apps or utilities that seem to require more attention than others. With macOS Mojave, improvements to the security of the operating...

Mac 101: How to Get Ready for macOS Mojave

The summer is drawing to a close, which means macOS Mojave is about to be released. It may also mean a few other things, but we’re going to concentrate on the release of Mojave and what you’ll need to do...

Backup Month: Time Machine Local Snapshots

Most Mac users are aware of Time Machine, the backup utility that’s part of macOS. What you may not know is that you may be able to restore data that is lost or corrupted even if your Time Machine backup disk...

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