FileVault 2 on OSX Lion just started - Can I put my computer to sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HenryHill, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. HenryHill macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2011
    I just started encryption with filevault 2 on OSX lion on my new Late 2011 macbook.

    1) Can I put my macbook to sleep, restart it, or shut it down? If I do any of these things, will it mess up the encryption and destroy my HD? Do I have to leave my macbook on all night?

    2) I can still use time machine normally, correct? Will time machine backups be encrypted also? I.e if I wipe my computer HDD and restore with time machine, will that restoration be encrypted since the hdd was encrypted during the time of that time machine backup?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I wouldn't, you are in the middle of an operation that could impact your data's integrity. Why risk corrupting your data, let it run until it finishes. I will say that I don't use FV, so it may recover but I tend to operate very conservatively when dealing with my data.

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