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10.6: Let Time Machine backup File Vault while logged in
Authored by: V.K. on Jan 27, '10 08:16:23AM
Regarding robg's remark about 10.5, in 10.5 the same can be accomplished much easier. While logged into a filevaulted account go to TM system preferences->options. Your home folder will be listed on the exclusion list. That's the mounted virtual volume with your home folder, not the encrypted sparse bundle. Just remove it from the exclusion list and you are done. This does not work in 10.6 as in 10.6 mounted disk images of any kind are not backed up by default and are not present on the exclusion list so there is nothing to remove from there. The current hint can be easily adapted to back up mounted disk images if one really wants to. For example, if you don't use filevault but keep some sensitive data in an encrypted disk image made by hand you can make TM back it up this way too.

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