APFS Time Capsule

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by ganja24, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    Will Apple Time Capsule get firmware update HFS to APFS?
     
  2. macbethfan macrumors member

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    I literally came here to ask this and the first thing that popped up when I typed in "Time Capsule" was your post! Well, that makes two of us that are wondering this now.
     
  3. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    I highly doubt it.

    It would break compatibility with older versions of the OS. Also, APFS is optimized for SSDs, while Time Capsules use HDDs. I don't even think High Sierra has APFS enabled by default for machines with an HDD.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Apple has not said anything about its future plans on system backups. For the time being, Time Machine backups have to stay on HFS+ volumes due to technical reasons. You can still perform backups from an APFS-based Mac though.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    My Time Capsule is backing up an APFS formatted Mac without a problem, and it continued to use the existing backup from before I installed the 10.13 beta. There doesn't appear to be any need for a firmware update.
     
  6. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Not necessarily.

    APFS might be used to store the (traditional) image of the HFS Plus file system.
     

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