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Old 01-12-2020, 01:40 PM
mschmitt mschmitt is offline
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I confirm that using SuperDuper! to clone an APFS start up drive to an empty APFS backup volume does create the APFS Recovery volume, along with the required Reboot and VM volumes. Yay.

Maintaining the Recovery HD partition on HFS backups was always a pain: first you had to manually create it, and then update it after upgrading to a new macOS version. And you couldn't use SuperDuper! regular erase-and-copy to update it because it would destroy the volume. Smart Update worked, but you had to manually mount and dismount the volumes from the command line.

So automatic maintenance of the APFS Recovery volume is a win.
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