Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

bob_stan

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 6, 2019
158
93
Central New York
Whenever my time machine backup starts I get a message Backing Up Encrypted disk to Unencrypted Disk. I don't know what that is about as I have never encrypted anything.
 

adrianlondon

macrumors 603
Nov 28, 2013
5,102
7,724
Switzerland
Your laptop disk (SSD) is encrypted by default, and it's telling you that you're losing that security as your backup is not encrypted.

I'd recommend encrypting the backup but of course that's up to you!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Saturn007

Gmouse

macrumors 6502
Nov 12, 2014
333
67
Lakewood, CO
I just got that message, for the first time, after I upgraded my 2020 iMac to Sonoma. I created and formatted the backup disk with the iMac, and never saw anything about it needing to be encrypted?
 

cmcbhi

Contributor
Nov 3, 2014
411
449
Just got off the phone with Apple Support. They agreed with above its because the T2 chip encripts SSDs and said it would be fixed in a future update?
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.