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  An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   My good experience with FileVault
Date:   2003-12-20 15:10:35
From:   anonymous2
I waited until Panther 10.3.1 came out before migrating my 30GB Home folder to FileVault. I moved my iTunes library outside of Home, but everything else stayed.


To my surprise and delight, when next I ran a Retrospect incremental backup on my machine, all the files within the Home directory were interpreted correctly and only truly changed files were copied to the backup.


(For the CD/DVD backup mentioned in the article I recommend Retrospect, and to use an "encrypted backup set" so you don't have to worry about the backup media falling into the wrong hands either.)


I give FileVault 4.5 out of 5 arbitrary points.


Bill McHargue