Ejecting a File-vault encrypted Time Machine volume

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John Endahl

21 Nov, 2012 03:25 PM

It is my (limited) understanding that if you enable Filevault to encrypt a Time Machine volume, Time Machine automagically creates a hidden partition to allow it to "do its thing" properly. If I use the Finder's eject command on this volume, it always asks if I want to eject BOTH volumes, even though only one volume is visible on the desktop.

If I eject this volume using PathFinder, it dutifully removes the TM volume from the listing, but when I disconnect the USB cable, I get the horrible "You idiot, you just scrambled the contents of your hard drive because you didn't eject it properly!" message...well, I paraphrased just a bit. Could the eject code in PathFinder be modified to properly eject a FileVault-encrypted TimeMachine volume?

-->John

I've attached two screenshots, showing the Finder dialog box and the Disk Utility listing for reference.

  1. 1 Posted by John Endahl on 30 Nov, 2012 02:04 PM

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    This has been sitting here for 9 days with no activity, so....bump.

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  2. 2 Posted by John Endahl on 12 Dec, 2012 06:58 PM

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    This has been sitting here for 21 days with no activity/response, so...bump.

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  3. 3 Posted by Damazio on 12 Dec, 2012 07:10 PM

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    John, this discussion has been acknowledged and passed on to the devs on November 21st.

  4. 4 Posted by John Endahl on 12 Dec, 2012 07:38 PM

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    Thank you. My apologies for the "bump", but there was no way for me to know it had been acknowledged. I'll await further information.

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    On Dec 12, 2012, at 2:10 PM, Damazio <[email blocked]> wrote:

    > From: Damazio (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: Ejecting a File-vault encrypted Time Machine volume
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    > John, this discussion has been acknowledged and passed on to the devs on November 21st.
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  5. 5 Posted by Damazio on 12 Dec, 2012 07:45 PM

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    You're right, the assignment just shows up for the staff, in Tender's Sidebar.
    It's just 2 devs (and I don't know if Steve is still coding full-time anymore) and a lot of work.
    If a thread is still open, then it's not forgotten, don't worry. Thanks for the patience, John.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Dragan on 19 Dec, 2012 11:08 AM

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    John, I can't reproduce your problem (neither with Finder not Path Finder). Is that partition you're backing up to the only one on that USB disk (forget about the "hidden" one, don't count it)? Looking at the attached FVault_TM_volume_in_Disk_Utility.png I would say it is, but I still want to ask.

  7. 7 Posted by John Endahl on 19 Dec, 2012 01:58 PM

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    Dragon,

    Yes, that is the only volume on the drive. I formatted the drive prior to turning it into a Time Machine volume. I hope that helps. Let me know if I can provide additional information/screenshots/etc.

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    On Dec 19, 2012, at 6:07 AM, Dragan <[email blocked]> wrote:

    > From: Dragan (Cocoatech Support)
    > Subject: Ejecting a File-vault encrypted Time Machine volume
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    > John, I can't reproduce your problem (neither with Finder not Path Finder). Is that partition you're backing up to the only one on that USB disk (forget about the "hidden" one, don't count it)? Looking at the attached **FVault_TM_volume_in_Disk_Utility.png** I would say it is, but I still want to ask.
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  8. 8 Posted by Damazio on 20 Dec, 2012 10:15 AM

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  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Dragan on 20 Dec, 2012 11:57 AM

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    Okay, I'll close this one and continue in that followup discussion.

  10. Dragan closed this discussion on 20 Dec, 2012 11:57 AM.

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