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Compact sparse disk images via the command line
Authored by: Analog on Nov 16, '08 05:37:40PM

In case it helps someone, I tried this on a 1.16TB image and it shrunk down to 984GB which does reflect the actual amount used. I did it in just about the worst conditions possible, only 82GB left on the 4.1TB volume and with a relatively slow cpu (1ghz G4.) Took about a day, but it worked!



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Compact sparse disk images via the command line
Authored by: Analog on Nov 16, '08 05:40:21PM

Oh yeah, and the image mentioned above is encrypted. I also tried this on a few GB file from a modern machine with no encryption and it was instant.



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