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How can I see how large each Time Machine backup is in APFS?

You can use the third-party tool BackupLoupe to find out what's taking up the most storage in your Time Machine backups.
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Time Machine - delete entire specific volume's history

Thanks to Gilby in comments, it's true that tmutil can use wildcards, which felt like it ought to make the task easier. However, I realised during this investigation that tmutil gives an error Invalid ...
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Putting two APFS volumes on new drive, one for Time Machine

From the Disk Utility Guide: Apple File System (APFS) allocates disk space on demand. When a single APFS container (partition) has multiple volumes, the container’s free space is shared and can be ...
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How to backup multiple Macs with a single USB drive without attaching to network?

Time Machine (pre macOS 11) used HFS+ formatted backup disks with a different folder for each backup. But with macOS 11 and 12, new backups use APFS formatted volumes - note a volume for each backup, ...
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Find and decode bytes containing passphrase hint (CryptoUsers structure) in FileVault Drive Encryption of HFS+ encrypted drive

I detailed how to find the hint in my earlier answer to you here: Which encrypted items show a hint? In particular, the hint is NOT stored on the EFI or boot partitions. It is stored (if it is indeed ...
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error message on mounting sparsebundle

Doh! I figured it out -- The disk was still mounted on the original machine - once I eject it I was able to mount it on the new one. Hopefully this might help someone in the future.
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