APFS Time Capsule

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

  1. ganja24 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Will Apple Time Capsule get firmware update HFS to APFS?
  2. macbethfan macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2010
    Twentynine Palms, CA
    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

    Nov 21, 2010
    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

    Sep 23, 2008
    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

    Jul 11, 2009
    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


    Jun 8, 2007
    Not necessarily.

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

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