UrBackup Client support for macOS dropped due to platform stability issues

2019-05-28

Due to continuous instability and breakage of UrBackup Client on the macOS platform, official support for this platform has currently ceased. Please consider using a different backup solution for this platform.

The issues include:

  • Undocumented sparse file handling of APFS
  • Undocumented snapshot API in APFS
  • MacOS Mojave's privacy protection prevents root from reading all files and causes backup errors. Adding UrBackup Client to the list of allowed apps either doesn't work, works till reboot or causes high CPU usage during backups
  • Since 10.14.4 PackageKit (installd) cannot install the installer files that worked previously because it fails to extract an essential component