1339 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2009 1:48 PM by V.K.
Filevaulted home directories are only backed up when you log out. TM warns you about it when you set up TM. filevault also warns you about it when you turn filevault on the first time.
this happens for technical reason which i don't really want to go into. let me just say that there is no way around this. this does mean that every backup when you log out can be big and take a long time if done wirelessly but what you describe is very extreme. what kind of work do you do on the computer?how big is your home folder? do you work with any large database files? do you use entourage, or any windows virtualization programs? they all use large database files. also, how long ago did you turn on filevault? was it in Snow leoaprd, leopard, or even a prior OS?
Message was edited by: V.K.
many thanks for the info. I haven't used filevault before snow leopard so this is a first. With regards to my home folder it's 180gb (upgraded my hard drive) which is mostly documents.
Due to the nature of the work I do on my MacBook I need the backups done every hour which seems like another limitation sadly. I think the best course of action is to disable file vault and just take the laptop indoors at night!