USB is formatted Journaled Encrypted. Do I also need to encrypt Time Machine backups?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by madsylar, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. madsylar macrumors member

    May 5, 2010

    I was just wondering if it's really necessary to also check the "Encrypt backup" option on time machine if you are already using a USB drive that was formatted as Journaled Encrypted.

    Thank you.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 6, 2016 ---
    Never mind, it does the same thing, please ignore this question :)
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yep... as you discovered if you format to encrypted then select that as the TM destination you should see that the encrypted box is already checked in TM prefs. Same end result.

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