Update Container on macOS

Ask Different Asked by Lupurus on August 1, 2020

I recently tried out the beta of Big Sur on a separate APFS container. I don’t need it anymore so I deleted the container. There is now one more container left called "Update". Does anyone know if this container belongs to Big Sur? Can I just delete it as well?


This is the output of diskutil list:

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.3 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         500.1 GB   disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +500.1 GB   disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD - Daten    312.2 GB   disk1s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 91.4 MB    disk1s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                528.8 MB   disk1s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      1.1 GB     disk1s4
   5:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD            11.2 GB    disk1s5
   6:                APFS Volume                         14.0 GB    disk1s7
   7:                APFS Volume Update                  819.9 MB   disk1s8

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