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

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    Hi,

    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

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    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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