Turning off filevault

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  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    How long will it take to turn off filevault? My home dir is ~35 gigs...

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm not sure but you could just create a 2nd account, copy a decent amount of the data out of your filevault (or all your data for that matter) and then delete the data from Filevault... not sure if it would be quicker.

    If I were you I would just start it before I went to bed. Especially on a night when you know you're going to be out the next day... 8 hours should probably be fine (don't know for sure though) but 16 hours (work or school) should take care of it. At worst you might be without your iBook for an evening...

    Make sure you have the same amount of space free on your HD though. 35GB filevault will take at least 35GB of space free.
     
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    UGH. I only have 2.5 gigs available. So there is no way I can turn off filevault now?
     
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    This knowledge base article is for 10.3 but I'm sure it applies to 10.4.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=152354

    I would suggest only using filevault for files you actually want to be secure... even then you might use an encrypted disc image instead.
     
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    I just read the file: I don't have the same amount of disc space so I'm basically SOL, eh?
     
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    If I move my music and movie folder out of my home dir, will it still be encrypted after I turn filevault off and I then migrate it back to the home dir?
     
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    If you move the files out of your home directory (let's say into your applications directory temporarily) they will not be encrypted anymore. If those are your two largest directories you might consider moving them there and then turning filevault off.
     
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    If there's nothing in my home dir, how long do you think it will take to turn it off?
     
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    It wont copy because there's not enough space......
     
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    Don't copy the data. Move the data.
     
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