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Easily encrypt Time Machine backups
Authored by: NoComment on Oct 08, '10 07:31:32AM

I've a backup disk at my main client's office, I use it during the times that I'm with the client. There is no safe way to store the disk when I'm not at the office, and I can't take it with me each day. So I've used the encrypted sparse bundle for over a year now, and I know if someone steals it at least he can't use the data on it. And accessing an encrypted sparse bundle in the case of an emergency recovery is not that big of a deal as the tools are available on every mac, so no special software is needed to gain access to your backuped data as long as you know the (long) password.



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Easily encrypt Time Machine backups
Authored by: JYF on Oct 08, '10 11:12:46AM

This is exactly why I submitted this hint to the site: storing an external hard disk at the workplace. I do not want my coworkers to peer into my data.

I also have another external disk at home for regular, non-encrypted Time Machine backups.



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