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10.5: How to use Time Machine with FileVault
Authored by: mffm on Nov 08, '08 10:50:31AM

Like Blackbird23 (see above) I find that Time Machine appears to work normally with a FileVault protected home folder.

I switched on FileVault about 24 hours ago for the first time, resigned to the fact that I would lose access to normal hourly Time Machine backups, and backups would only be created on logging out.

In fact, Time Machine continues to back up every hour. I can browse back through successive versions of files worked on during the last 24 hours and can restore files which I have deleted say, 2 or 3 hours ago. I am using OS 10.5.5.

I am not sure whether these backups are fully written to disk or merely stored in memory pending a log out/log in? Still, it seems to be a major advance over what I believed would happen.

Has anyone else actually tried FileVault with Time Machine?











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