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10.7: Enable Time Machine encryption on Lion
Authored by: Crazor on Jul 22, '11 01:05:02PM

You can take your encrypted TM backup to any other Mac running Lion (right now only Lion supports Core Storage), connect it and enter your encryption password at the prompt.

I have an SSD and a HDD in my MacBook, and the former is backed up to the latter via TimeMachine, and having the backup encrypted is a godsend. I didn't bother with FileVault before, because having an unencrypted backup is kinda pointless...

If I didn't have two disks in my MacBook, I'd carry an external drive with me for TimeMachine, and I would also encrypt it. Better safe than sorry!

Edited on Jul 22, '11 01:07:13PM by Crazor



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