The apparent reason is, if the backups are case-ignorant, and at a later date you decide to add a case-sensitive drive to your system and want Time Machine to back it up, too.
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But if the backups are case-sensitive, it can. See E7 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting for the exception. Bottom line -- if you ever have to get a new drive and start over, use case-ignorant. But you won't be able to copy the case-sensitive backup set to a new TM drive and continue backing-up to it. You can, however, still access the old backups via the Browse Other Backup Disks option, per E2 in the above link. Sep 7, AM. Since I always format the disks before use and never let the formating be done by an application, I was not aware of this exception of Time Machine formating to Case-Sensitive.
I learned something today.
Jan 8, AM in response to mllymel In response to mllymel. Mac OS Extended Journaled is a format used in mac for example using the drive or disk for time machine backup, where is encrypted version means is password protected and this key will be needed for decrypting hence your data will be safe.
By the way none of these versions can be used on a windows, and why would you need case sensitive journaled? Jan 8, AM.
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Apple ID Speciality level out of ten: 0. Sep 7, PM in response to mllymel In response to mllymel Why do you want to use case sensitive? Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: 0. Dec 16, PM in response to Camelot In response to Camelot Case sensitive allows files of the same name but some difference in letter case to be in the same directory "folder". Hope this answers your question. Loading page content. User profile for user: Allan Eckert Allan Eckert.
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Sep 7, PM in response to mllymel In response to mllymel If you plan to use it for both Mac and PC then you don't want either. I concur with hpr3 that you don't want case sensitive especially if Windows will be involved. User profile for user: Camelot Camelot. Sep 7, PM in response to mllymel In response to mllymel The direct answer to your question is that one is encrypted and the other is not.
Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Sep 8, AM in response to hpr3 In response to hpr3 I don't know what case-sensative does, I was just trying to see what each exactly format option is more compatible with a PC platform. So despite the disadvantages, ExFAT is your best option for cross-platform hard drives.
To be clear, you can use capital letters in file names either way. Case Sensitivity mostly determines whether the file system sees capital letters as different. The file system sees the file names as identical, even if they look different to you. Presumably, a case-sensitive file system was just seen as less user-friendly. Today, enabling case sensitivity could break some Mac apps that expect a case-insensitive file system.
The main downside is that forgetting the encryption key means losing access to your files. Do not encrypt a drive unless you can remember the key, or unless you have somewhere secure to store it. The other potential downside to encryption is performance.
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere. Depending on the partition scheme, these are the file systems Mac OS I've lost a lot of data because the FAT file system on a FireWire drive got corrupt after I accidentally turned off the drive while it was in use. After this, newer files started overwriting older ones, but I didn't find out until a month later. And don't format or partition an iPod using Disk Utility, because the iPod gets confused, even though it will function as an external drive. In addition to the file systems listed above that you can use to format your drives with, Mac OS X has various levels of support for the following file systems:.
And you may want to start reading up on ZFS, Sun's revolutionary new file system that is supposed to come to the Mac with Leopard. You must login or create an account to comment.
Skip to main content When you put a new hard drive in your Mac—or connect an external one using FireWire or USB—you need to decide how to partition the drive and what file system to put on it. There are three choices: Apple Partition Map: this way of organizing a disk has been used with Macs for a long time.
If you want to boot a PowerPC Mac from the disk, you need to use this partition scheme.