FileVault and Carbonite
- This article is for Mac only
FileVault is a powerful Apple security setting that encrypts the data on your computer’s hard drive. When enabled, FileVault uses XTS-AES 128-bit encryption to automatically encrypt all your drives whenever you log off, restart, or shut down your Mac.
Having FileVault enabled prevents Carbonite from recognizing when files were last backed up and causes them to be backed up as though new. This currently cannot be worked around and, as such, it is not recommended to actively use both FileVault and Carbonite on the same computer.