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kirbster 03-11-2007 12:10 PM

Filevault backup over network
The instruction manual advises you to switch to a second account when doing a backup of a Filevault encrypted User Folder but what about when you are doing the backup over a network using Sparse Image? Is this going to be a valid backup?

I confess that I've been doing this and it seems to be OK but I wondered if it was. Since this backup is to a HD that is our home backup I'm not worried about it being saved encrypted. My only concern is that it be a valid backup.

dnanian 03-11-2007 12:22 PM

I'm not sure what you mean, kirbster. We suggest a 2nd account because we want the FileVault "volume" (the virtual disk where your Home folder is kept) to be closed and put away before it's copied... that's true regardless of where the copy is stored.

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