I just got a mac and it asked me if i want to use FileVault to have an encrypted disk. I choose yes so that is setup now. I now just bought an external hard drive and I plugged it in for the first time and set it up with time machine.
I realized after it started backing up that there was an option stating: "Do you want to encrypt your backup?" and I did NOT have that checked.
So I didn't have that checked and I am trying to figure out a few things:
Is it redundant to do encrypted backup from an already encrypted computer using File Vault?
Given my computer is encrypted but my backup is not, does that create any problems? Is the external hard drive basically the same as if my machine wasn't encrypted?
Should I chnage the time machine backup to be encrypted? Is there any downside>?
Any other things to consider in this decision?