Carbon Copy Cloner + Filevault.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by warrmr, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. warrmr macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Would I be correct in saying that if I was to use CC to clone my macbook HDD that I have protected with FileVault while I am logged in with the account that is protected then the backup will be an "insecure" backup and will not be encrypted on the destination disk.

    Or will CC just copy the encrypted bundle as it is to the backup disk.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I believe it will backup the sparse bundle. If you notice in the Users folder, your directory is just an alias pointing to the sparse bundle. You can also tell CCC to leave /Users/username/ alone and only do the sparse bundle to make sure it doesn't back anything up in a unencrypted manner. Personally I backup to an encrypted drive so everything maintains encryption no matter what.

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