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11161 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2008 1:25 PM by nerowolfe
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2007 5:42 AM (in response to fellow)I had a similar experience: Time Machine warned me that the version of FileVault I was using was not compatible. I tried to fix this by turning off FileVault and then turning it back on again. This should, I believe, have the effect of deleting the sparse image and create a new 10.5 style image that is compatible with Time Machine.
That done, I can't figure out how to make Time Machine recognize my newly vaulted home directory. When I turn Time machine off and on again it seems to work, but it doesn't do anything to either recognize or complain about my home directory.
Hopefully someone has gotten past this point or knows how to make Time Machine see the new home directory image.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 12:39 AM (in response to scallop)TimeMachine appears to have a strange behavior with FileVault.
1 - If you use an Old encrypted file (from 10.4), it cannot backup data
2 - If you do as requested by the system : Disable and renable Filevault (took about 2 hours for me...ough...) it works, but only save data when logged out. For me, it saved data when I logged out.
=> Filevault is completely unusable with TimeMachine and TimeMachine become useless...This should be fixed ASAP for professional users.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 10:35 AM (in response to fellow)FYI...
FileVault and TimeMachine don’t play well together regardless of the version(s). If you enable TM while FV is active you get a dialogue explaining it will only backup when the users loges off and you can not do a single file restore or browse time machine backups.
In essence TM becomes useless when used in conjunction with FV. This was a pretty disappointing realization to say the least. The lack of compatibility between these two features is – unacceptable to say the least.
Note: If TM is activated before FV you don’t see the warning message.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), Black MacBook
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2007 9:47 AM (in response to brainbox1100)I'm absolutely Miffed!! I can't believe Time Machine does not work with File Vault at the file level. This does the end user absolutely no good. The end user should NEVER be forced to choose between keeping files on their laptop "encrypted" OR backed up with Time Machine and NOT encrypted just to use it.
For professionals, this must be addressed.Intel MacBook 13.3 Black, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Fully Pimped 2 Gigs, 100G eSATA 7200 RPM Drive, Parallels, XP Pro, Vista etc.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2008 10:34 AM (in response to fellow)Add me to the list of people who need FileVault and TimeMachine (and TimeCapsule) to play well together. This is an urgent need. Or, if it is impossible, then I need an open discussion of alternative ways of encrypting and backing up sensitive data.iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2008 1:25 PM (in response to John Waide)I would turn off FV and use a FlashDrive or other external device to store "sensitive" data.Dual G5, MacBookPro 15, MacBookPro3,1 17 Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Vista Ultimate 64-bit on MBP/17", homebrew 3GHz PC, Dell Inspiron8k