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.
With FileVault enabled, Carbonite does not recognize the files that were already backed up and tries to back them up from scratch because of Apple's encryption process. In addition, using Carbonite to back up a FileVault user directory can cause performance issues. Because of these factors which cannot currently be worked around, it is not recommended to actively use both FileVault and Carbonite.