How does Filevault + Time Machine work IN 10.7 LION?

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  1. andyone, Feb 26, 2011
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    How does Filevault + Time Machine work IN 10.7 LION?

    Does it just backup the files unencrypted? Does it offer the option to backup in an encrypted disk image?
     
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    Time Machine will work on backing up the filevaulted home directory as long its owner is logged out of the Mac. It is a very clunky solution. There is no differential backup capabilities available for a filevaulted home directory.

    You could try CrashPlan (the free version only has ads), but it lets you install it for a single user. This way you have differential backup for that user, but this solution leaves you without a full Mac backup solution.

    I hope whole disk encryption in OS X Lion will address this inherent incompatibility between encryption and backup.

    Note that there are ways to encrypt your Time Machine backups, too.. I can point you to links if you are interested.
     
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    I was actually wondering how it works in Lion... that's why I posted in the Lion forum ;)
     
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