FileVault and SuperDuper!

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  1. fricotin macrumors regular

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    If I clone my encrypted drive with SuperDuper! Will it also be encrypted and will I be able to boot from it ?
    Asking in case computer gets stolen and would want to transfer cloned drive to new one.
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Not by default and perhaps not by doing what you'd think. (don't just format the drive encrypted)

    Basically you have to do a normal backup, boot from it, create a recovery partition and then enable file vault.

    This is for Carbon Copy Cloner but applies equally to Super Duper

    https://bombich.com/kb/ccc4/working-filevault-encryption

    edit: actually straight from the horses mouth for Super Duper, same dance

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7023
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No the SD backup will not be encrypted and yes you will be able to boot from it.
     
  4. fricotin thread starter macrumors regular

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