Format as APFS or APFS (encrypted)?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by LarryJoe33, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    I have an image that I created of High Sierra that had FileVault turned on (which encrypts the drive).

    I realize the file system has nothing to do with the image, but if I were to restore the image to a clean drive, would I choose APFS Encrypted?

    If I didn’t and the image transfers would it would be looked for the prior state?
     
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  3. LarryJoe33 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    CCC5
     
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    If this is a system image (as opposed to a secondary disk), you’ll want to restore to a non-encrypted APFS container and then turn FileVault on again.
     
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    Thanks. The image I would be restoring had FV on which encrypts the drive. Just to be clear, if I restore that to a non-encrypted drive, what happens?
     
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    In that case, the files should be restored unencrypted, because CCC would have stored the unencrypted form in the image. Turning FV on again would then re-encrypt the restored files. The reason you don’t want to restore directly to an encrypted APFS container for a system volume is because of the way macOS handles FV keys during the boot process.
     
  7. LarryJoe33 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Perfect, thank you again, that's what I thought/heard/read here. Exactly what I was looking for.
     

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