Encrypting a partitioned backup drive with TrueCrypt
August 26, 2012 11:25 AM Subscribe
How do I encrypt a partitioned backup drive with TrueCrypt?
posted by Quisp Lover to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to back up data to an external drive. I already have a daily backup scheme; this is an extra thing, strictly for extra insurance. I'll only synch it a couple times per year.
The drive has two partitions. #1 will contain a clone of my everyday hard drive, and #2 will back up various data from another external drive. #1 needn't be bootable, but I do want to be able to clone it back to my desktop computer and have THAT be bootable.
I use a Mac, OS 10.6.8. And I want bathroom lock level encryption of all data.
I'm figuring TrueCrypt is the way to go. But they don't have up-to-date Mac tutorials. Can anyone talk me through how to set this up?
And: can I then use SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner to do the clone (and to re-synch once in a while)?
FWIW I own Espionage. But I'm guessing it's overkill for this(??)