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Old 09-29-2006, 10:05 PM
Brent Brent is offline
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Filevault protection

Was thinking about the dangers of using filevault. Specifically, harddrive failure and being unable to access my encrypted data.

Could I work around this potential obstacle by backing up with filevault open?

I know that it has been posted a number of times that it is better to create a nonFV account and backup from there to ensure a clean backup.

But what happens if there is something wrong with my home folder (filevaulted) and my backup gets corrupted when I run SuperDuper?

I am concerned both my harddrive and backup become inaccessible at the same time.

What about backing up while filevault is open to something like a Rocstor harddrive? The Rocstor drive is encrypted so the backup is not vulnerable.

Any suggestions or clarity on this?

Just wish security was more simple or better yet unnecessary.
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