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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
    Well with only 3 days left before my new iMac gets here I got to thinking today might this be a good time to give Apples new APFS file system a look and maybe start using it in the new iMac. Anyone using this new file system ? and if so what do you think of it ? Is it worth the effort to switch over ? Any downsides that might make me say no ? What you say guys...
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    Anyone who upgraded to High Sierra is automatically using APFS on their SSDs. Anyone who has upgraded to Mojave is using it on their HDD and Fusion Drives. So in short, virtually all of us are using it. There is absolutely no discernible difference that any end user would see.
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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Hi James.

    I've had no problems with APFS. I doubt you will.

    One thing I should remark upon is that, for the time being, your Time Machine backup EHD should remain formatted Mac OS X (Extended) Journaled AKA HFS+. This is important.

    https://www.macobserver.com/tips/dee...pfs-need-know/

    If you use a cloning backup, and I hope you do, then you might want to read these:

    https://bombich.com/kb/ccc5/leveragi...n-apfs-volumes
    https://bombich.com/kb/ccc5/everythi...loner-and-apfs

    By common consent, APFS is faster and slicker and, like it or not, is the way forward.

    Ian
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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    You will have no option as it will come with Mojave and APFS.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    At some point during the High Sierra beats I tried the APFS file system. This was before Apple decided that APFS would not be supported on fusion drives. For me APFS made a decent improvement in speed which was noticeable when either copying a large number of files/folders or copying a few large files. Kind of a moot point now that APFS is supported fully. Just keep Ian's suggestions in mind.

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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    That sounds good Sly, thanks guys for the info. This will be the first time I have really had any dealings with the new file system as my desktop is still on El Capitan and I have only had the MacBook Pro for a short time with Mojave on it and to be honest I hadn't run disk utility on it yet to see that it does indeed have the APFS file system on it. Isn't tech amazing yesterday I couldn't even spell APFS, today I am one
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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    The biggest difference you will see in APFS is in Disk Utility, where instead of drives/partitions there are containers and volumes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208496

    also at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System
    Jake

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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    The biggest difference you will see in APFS is in Disk Utility, where instead of drives/partitions there are containers and volumes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208496

    also at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System
    That's the kind of stuff I need to know because I want to separate my boot section from the rest of the stuff and maybe do some resizing also.
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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Hey Sly.

    STAND BLOODY STILL MAN!!!!!!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Hey Sly.

    STAND BLOODY STILL MAN!!!!!!


    +1!!!!

    At least Mickey isn't whistling as well, but gheese, that must be some fast music he's tapping to. Some fast hillbilly fiddling no doubt???





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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Old Sly down there in Cajun country is probably got some good Zydeco music going and no one can hold still when that gets up to speed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Old Sly down there in Cajun country is probably got some good Zydeco music going and no one can hold still when that gets up to speed...

    Thanks for the heads up on the Zydeco music, and I will admit I had to go Googling to find out what it was all about. But it seems ol' Sly has now slowed down and retired as a Coke-glasses wearing Mr. Magoo type professor.





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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Old Sly down there in Cajun country is probably got some good Zydeco music going and no one can hold still when that gets up to speed...
    You're right James. Hard to keep still when that stuff gets goinng. Got a fewe tracks in my iTunes library but don't have any playing at the moment. Getting ready for the Cowboys vs. Saints game.

    @Patrick Had to slow things down a bit. Some of the membership was not quite ready for high energy just yet. lol

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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    @Sly
    @Patrick Had to slow things down a bit. Some of the membership was not quite ready for high energy just yet. lol

    Right Sly, one has to be careful these days especially when it's not known if the person is on Geritol or drugs or something else or just having some sort of seizure.


    PS: I didn't realize it was the escaping Nova Scotians (Acadians) that were responsible for bringing that Zydeco type music down to your region until I read about it today, and now I'm wondering why they headed so far south to end up in your Louisiana area. I guess they figured that would be far enough to escape from the British.





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    Last edited by pm-r; 11-30-2018 at 12:37 AM.

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    Anyone using the APFS file system ?
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    Looks like that worked out well all alround. If the British had found them the large number of gators and large mosquitos would have made a great natural defense.

    Landing in Louisiana makes a degree of sense given that during much of the state's early history we we a French territory/colony. What's harder to figure out are the few brave souls who missed Louisiana entirely and ended up on the Texas gulf coast somewhere.

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