Updating to 10.9 and FileVault

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Crazy Badger, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    I've never done a OSX update with FireVault switched on and wondered what the standard practice was. I'm assuming I can just leave it switched on, and almost ignore the fact it's running, running the OSX upgrade as I would without FileVault switched on?

    The GM seems pretty stable on my iMac, compatibility issues now resolved with beta versions from a couple of developers, so was going to stick on the MBA but then worried about FileVault (which I don't bother with on iMac)
     
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    You can leave it on without any worries, though I will say any OS upgrade should include a backup before undertaking the operation.
     
  3. Crazy Badger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks. I would always take a Time Machine backup before any upgrade, but that has made me think of another question! Is the Time Machine backup from a FileVault drive encrypted too?
     
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    Not by default, You can specify to encrypt the backup which is in the preference pain.
     
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    I upgraded my ML install to Mavericks GM with a FV2 encrypted volume. No problems. It upgraded and kept the encryption enabled.
     
  7. Crazy Badger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great to hear! I backed up my MBA last night and created a Mavericks USB drive so I could update in work today. Unfortunaltey the USB stick wasn't recognised (not sure why) so will try again tomorrow...
     
  8. Crazy Badger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Upgraded this morning in about 30 minutes!

    Only a couple of expected incompatible apps (TotalFinder & TotalSpaces) which I already had Mavericks upgrades for.

    No problem with the FileVault other than having to enter the password at a couple of points during the installation.
     
  9. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

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    Confirmed.

    Upgraded to Mavericks GM, everything was left intact.
     

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