Best way to back up FileVaulted HDD?

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  1. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

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    I have FileVault enabled on my MBP and I want to disable it, but first I want to back up just in case something goes awry. What's the best way to back everything up?

    Carbon Copy Cloner? Super Duper? Apple's Backup? What do you think?

    Thanks!
     
  2. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    How about copying from your protected /home directory to /users/shared, and from there to a new user?
     
  4. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Your only way of doing an entirely secure backup is to backup to a second disk - if you have one, Carbon Copy Cloner is absolutly fine and I've used it and works well.

    Other than that, you could burn your important files to a DVD so that you don't loose anything and from there restore everything gradually, but this is lenghty process so it really helps if you have an external volume.

    In general, I mirror both my internal hard drives to external drives and then copy all my important files to two sets of DVDs and keep one at home, and one at a friends house.
     
  5. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not worried about losing my entire HDD, simply the user stuff...I think.
     

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