Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS

Speakers: Rich Trouton

Level: Intermediate, Lecture

Excerpt: Examination of past, present and future filesystems used by Macs.

Description: For as long as Mac users have been creating and saving files, there have been Apple-built filesystems to store those files. Apple’s announcement of the new Apple File System (APFS) marks only the fourth time in 32 years which Apple has made the transition to a new file system, so let’s look back at the filesystems of yesterday, examine what’s being used today and look forward to what we’ll all be using tomorrow:

This session will cover:

* An overview of MFS and HFS, two now-retired Apple filesystems
* An examination of HFS+, the Apple filesystem in use today
* An introduction to Apple File System (APFS)
* Discuss why APFS is being created
* The new features of APFS
* The current state of APFS development

About the speaker

Rich Trouton (Twitter: @rtrouton) – IT Technology Senior Consultant – SAP

Rich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over eighteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is at SAP, where he works with the rest of the Mac CoE team to support SAP’s Mac community.

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