TL/DR: encrypted separate disk partition for /Users won't index
After installing too many junky apps, especially system monitors - I decided to reinstall. I grabbed a USB external 1TB drive, backed up my main internal (815 GB used of 1 TB), and erased it.
I partitioned my internal drive and reinstalled macOS Sierra on the smaller main partition. Then after googling for the best way to do it, I added the second partition as /Users to
/etc/fstab using vifs. After some undesired juggling of accounts and locations - including putting an admin account elsewhere on the primary partition - my user account was working fine under /Users on the secondary partition.
Then I clicked on the disk in Finder and selected 'Encrypt.'
Well, not completely. Spotlight simply won't touch the /Users partition.
Here is my
diskutil list output:
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage Beornholm 62.9 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Apple_HFS 62.4 GB disk0s4 5: Apple_CoreStorage 873.8 GB disk0s5 6: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s6 /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Beornholm +62.5 GB disk1 Logical Volume on disk0s2 B9E46FBB-B968-7BF4-4F97-13776548928A Unencrypted
diskutil info says it has no file system:
<snip> Volume Name: Not applicable (no file system) Mounted: Yes Mount Point: /Users File System: None </snip>
I'm not sure the encryption was successful. The Finder "Encrypt" option is still there.
Can someone help me figure out how I screwed this up? I don't really want to start from scratch, unless you have an affordable option for fast data transfer on a 2011 MBP with USB 2.0.