AFS for time machine?

whitedragon101

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Time machine still seems to be stuck on HFS+ and very corruption prone sparse bundles.

AFS seems like it was made for time machine with snapshots, data deduplication and error checking.

Are we likely to see a revamped time machine running on AFS with increased reliability and speed?
 

HDFan

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Is the Time Machine software inexorably connected to the Time Machine capsule hardware? Since the latter is now gone, I wonder about its future. Don't ever remember reading about TM software being updated.
 

whitedragon101

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Is the Time Machine software inexorably connected to the Time Machine capsule hardware? Since the latter is now gone, I wonder about its future. Don't ever remember reading about TM software being updated.
Yes as LuisN said Time Machine is just software and can be run on almost any drive. Just needs to be formatted to HFS+
 

HDFan

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Not really.
Every time I plug a new hard drive into a Mac, macOS asks if I want to use it as a Time Machine volume.
Sorry, didn't make myself clear. Realize it works on other drives. But was it originally written to support the Time Capsule? If Time Capsule no longer exists, and other backup solutions are available, will they continue to offer it? The fact (to my knowledge) that they have never updated it would surely point one to that conclusion.
 

chabig

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Sorry, didn't make myself clear. Realize it works on other drives. But was it originally written to support the Time Capsule? If Time Capsule no longer exists, and other backup solutions are available, will they continue to offer it? The fact (to my knowledge) that they have never updated it would surely point one to that conclusion.
Time Machine began with OS X and external hard drives. It was not written for a Time Capsule.
 

tromboneaholic

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Sorry, didn't make myself clear. Realize it works on other drives. But was it originally written to support the Time Capsule? If Time Capsule no longer exists, and other backup solutions are available, will they continue to offer it? The fact (to my knowledge) that they have never updated it would surely point one to that conclusion.
It hasn’t been deprecated.