How to exclude SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac from Time Machine backup

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  • Updated: 06 May 2014

This article explains how to exclude SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac from Time Machine backup.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac 6.01.0
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac 6.00.0
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac 5.55.0
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac 5.50.1
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac 5.50.0
Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac

What To Do

Exclude the following directories from your Time Machine backup:

File or path to exclude Description
/.com.sophos Tag file to identify installation partition
/System/Library/Extensions/sgbiodrv.kext Kernel driver
 /usr/sbin/sgd Daemon
/usr/bin/sgsd (as of 6.00) Daemon
/usr/bin/sgadmin Command Line
/Library/Sophos SafeGuard Installation directory of main components
/Applications/sgui.app (SafeGuard) User/Disk management application
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sophos.sgd.plist Launch script for daemon
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sophos.sgsd.plist (as of 6.00) Launch script for sync daemon
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.sophos.sguimenu.plist Launch script for Finder/System menu item
/Library/LaunchAgents/com.sophos.sgsynclang.plist (as of 5.50.1) Launch script to synchronize user language to POA
/Library/Security/SecurityAgentPlugins/Sophos_SSO.bundle (as of 6.00)
 SSO bundle
/usr/share/man/man1/sgadmin.1 (as of 6.00)  Man pages
 /usr/share/man/man1/sgsd.1 (as of 6.00)  Man pages
 /var/spool/sg  -
 /var/sg  -

 

Note:

This document is NO longer valid if SafeGuard Disk Encryption version 6.10 is used.

 
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