Possible to encrypt TM backups ex post facto?

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  1. Cassady macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    #1
    Hello all,

    Quick (?) question - I have a few months of *unencrypted* TM backups on my DAS - and only recently discovered the possibility of encrypting them.

    Can I switch the encryption on now, somehow, and have future TM backups encrypted? Or will I need to nuke and pave, and start afresh, with (only) new encrypted backups?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    You can switch it on now and it will encrypt the existing backup while preserving the backup set. Just be aware it can take quite a while for the encryption process to complete... so just let it run.
     
  3. Cassady thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cassady

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    Thanks for confirming. Doing it now!
     

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