FV2 and backups

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Appletvgk, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Appletvgk macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    I used FileVault2 to encrypt my whole internal drive on my Mac Mini. What I am trying to figure out is, if I use a cloud service like DollyDrive for automatic backups (like TimeMachine), will my data have 2 layers of encryption in the cloud (FV2 and DollyDrive's encryption)? I am not sure if the data will be uploaded in a decrypted state or not.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No you will not have two layers. FV2 is encrypted, but once you login the drive functions like a normal unencrypted drive and if you backup to an online service like DollyDrive or Crashplan you have only the encryption offered by that service.
  3. Appletvgk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    I see. Has anyone come up with a good way to do what I'm asking? I was thinking of a truecrypt container, but most cloud storage providers have limits to filesize (my container would be 200Gb)

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