Time Machine bug - saves FileVault unencrypted

Discussion in 'macOS' started by technogeek, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. technogeek macrumors member

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    Time Machine is acting up on my MacBook Pro (all updated software, permissions fixed). It is saving my FileVault home directory onto the backup drive in as plain unencrypted copies. I verified this by cd'ing on a terminal to the backup drive, and there were all my file vault files as normal files.

    When I try to recover a file in my FileVault directory though, the Time Machine "backward" button is disabled, as when there is no backup.

    I think Leopard and its apps still have some serious bugs (the windowserver still occasionally hangs and eats up CPU).
     
  2. technogeek thread starter macrumors member

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    Another thing I've discovered is that the browswer in Time Machine doesn't follow Apple file links, only Unix symbolic and hard links.

    When I almost lost my entire FileVault directory due to a minor corruption of the file (which fortunately was fixed by fsck in single user mode) I decided to move everything but confidential files out of my FileVault directory and under its own directory under /Users. So, I put links to the migrated directories in my FileVault directory. But Time Machine's browser just shows nothing when I click on one of these links.

    It's probably a feature, not a bug, since it could get very confusing being redirected when going back in time.
     

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