Time machine help?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Joel95, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Joel95 macrumors member

    May 28, 2011
    1) Are time machine drives created on Lion bootable? If not, would this work?http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2008011623365026
    2) How would Time machine's encryption work on another PC or Mac? Would users of both OSs be prompted to enter the password when attempting to open the backup drive/folder?

  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    1) No Time Machine backup is bootable. The link you posted is for software that clones the drive. Time Machine allows constant backups and allows you to recover single files at a time while also using the awesome and easy Time Machine interface.
    2) Windows cannot see Mac-formatted drives. If you wanted to access an encrypted Time Machine backup, you'd just enter your credentials on any Mac.
  3. Joel95 thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2011
    Oh i forgot to mention that i'm using MacDrive on my PC. It allows me to read/write HFS+ drives. Thanks though. I'll contact the company about Time machine encryption.

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