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How to use tmutil delete on Big Sur, APFS

My approach today in M1 macOS Monterey FYI, when your time machine disk is about to be full and you don't have a new disk to be appended. $ tmutil listbackups -d /Volumes/timemachine 2021-09-19-165426....
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Is it possible to copy an entire APFS format Time Machine disk to another drive under Monterey?

It’s possible, but usually not practical. Open Disk Utility and restore from the old drive to the new drive. This makes a block by block copy of the data so that hard linked files are copied once. ...
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Why will an APFS fail to mount, but HFS+ on same disk mounts successfully?

I happened to have another new-in-box My Book drive on hand, so I opened it up, connected it, told Time Machine to use it, and said go ahead and reformat it for Time Machine. It formatted the new ...
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Limit Time Machine size in Big Sur

For anyone trying to limit this on their Synology NAS, there is a nice little setting in your Synology shared folder to limit this: Image taken from part 4: https://dongknows.com/how-to-keep-time-...
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HELP ME PLEASE - Partition of External Disk APFS is broken

Since you have a second disk, one option is to let software designed to restore files take a read only pass and tell you what they found. https://www.prosofteng.com/mac-data-recovery Once you know ...
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MAC Other Volume Issue

I’m not going to proscribe any treatment yet. You want to back up everything of importance to you before attempting steps in case you mis-select a “4s2s1” disk0s3 looks like wasted 48.7 G. You could ...
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