Install macOS Big Sur? Bombich Software advises against for the time being!

With Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) you can easily create backups of your Mac hard drive. The developers behind the tool have now advised against an early macOS Big Sur installation. In this article I will go into the reasons that were sent to customers and partners of Bombich Software, the makers of CCC, went out. General information about macOS 11.0 Big Sur you can find here; a contribution with previously known or expected problems of the new system on the Apple Mac can be found here.

Bombich Software, the developers behind Carbon Copy Cloner, currently advise against upgrading to macOS 11.0 Big Sur. There are still errors in the system that Apple must correct by means of an update.

Bombich Software, the developers behind Carbon Copy Cloner, currently advise against upgrading to macOS 11.0 Big Sur. There are still errors in the system that Apple must correct by means of an update.

Better to wait before installing macOS 11.0 Big Sur

For next Tuesday, November 10, 2020, Apple has announced the “One more thing” event announced. The thing is most likely new Mac models. This will then also roll out macOS 11.0 Big Sur. But you should install the new operating system directly on existing, compatible Macs to install? According to Bombich Software: No. And these are the reasons given in summary:

  • Important components of the operating system are not yet working properly, which is why you should wait for a few system updates that fix the errors.
  • Due to the new assignment of the boot hard disk as an encrypted "Signed System Volume", an Apple tool must also be used by third-party apps for backups - including CCC. This does not currently work properly for CCC under macOS Big Sur. System hard disk backups can be created, but they cannot be booted.
  • In addition to the offers from Bombich Software, there are other apps and tools that do not yet work properly or not at all under macOS 11.0. Waiting for the first updates for the system is also recommended here.

Should I upgrade my Apple Mac to macOS 11.0 Big Sur?

There is a separate paragraph on this question in the email from the makers of Carbon Copy Cloner. Because in addition to the specific problems for backup software, for which Apple still has to provide a solution, there are also general points that must be observed. Here are the questions that you should ask yourself before switching from the last "Mac OS X" version to "macOS 11":

  • Is the update recommended for my Mac / is it even compatible?
  • Will this upgrade make my Mac perform better or worse?
  • Does the new system bring me functions and tools that improve my productivity or make my work easier?
  • Does the upgrade fix a bug that makes working on a Mac with a macOS 10.x version difficult?
  • Which of the software I am using will (temporarily) no longer work under the new system?

Are you an early bird or a late adopter?

Will you get macOS 11.0 Big Sur when it becomes available? Or do you prefer to wait for a few updates, as advised above, before installing the new operating system on a compatible Mac, iMac or MacBook? Feel free to leave a comment with your planned approach;)

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4 comments

  1. LutzS says:

    My Macbook is from 2012, but BigSur doesn't work anymore on it. And today I read somewhere that LittleSnitch 5 shouldn't work properly with BigSur either.

  2. Beatrix Willius says:

    What should "Important components of the operating system are not yet working properly, which is why you should wait for a few updates to the system that fix the errors." be?

    During beta testing in August, BS broke my laptop's logic board. Now I don't dare to install BS anymore.

    Except that BS looks horrible and macOS is getting stranger and stranger, BS worked.

    PS: The amount of advertising is pretty horrible.

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Hello Beatrix! Thank you for your feedback - for financial reasons I unfortunately have to try again and again to see if there is anything that is halfway bearable for the readers and brings in a little money. I'll try to curb the number of ads ... maybe that will help a little. Regarding Big Sur: Really? Can the software kill the logic board? How does this work? And yes, what I've seen so far, it takes a bit of getting used to optically. Whether it is worse can usually only be seen once you have been able to use it a little ... LG, Jens

      • Beatrix Willius says:

        The laptop went off during an update. After that it didn't want to boot anymore.

        I haven't got used to the optics in 3 months. Here is an overview of the changes in the betas: http://morrick.me/archives/9094. Nothing really improved there.

        In the first few days I reported a bug with the awful dialog boxes. It was still there 2 weeks ago.

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