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10.5: How to use Time Machine with FileVault
Authored by: srizvi1 on Dec 28, '07 12:21:19PM

Just to clarify - if I use filevault, then in order to properly use time machine to back up my home directory - right when I see that the backup has begun (with the little circular arrows), I should log out right then? Or would it do the backup automatically whenever I log out while connected to a time machine external hard drive. I just logged out and its on the FileVault screen saying "Backing up my username's home folder", but I know I logged out during time machine's backup process. so that's why I'm wondering which one is true.

Also, I'm thinking I should back up my home directory and nothing else. The rest of the stuff on my comp are my apps, but since those can easily be replaced, shouldn't I just leave them out?

Lastly, is there a way I should go to deleting my old backups besides just deleting the folders via browser? prior to today's backup, it's just the apps folder over and over again (which itself confuses me - I was under the impression that Time Machine works by only backing up what had changed - my apps aren't changing so why does it keep backing the same thing up each time).

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