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Create daily backups on an encrypted disk image
Authored by: Spades on May 17, '04 05:51:38PM
Actually, if you have filevault turned on and can take the time, then all you have to do is log out, log in as a different user, and copy the username.sparse file from your home directory to somewhere else. It'll take a lot less time that than creating a whole new image from your home directory. You just can't be logged in while making the copy.

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Create daily backups on an encrypted disk image
Authored by: rhowell on May 17, '04 09:35:59PM

Brilliant! The image is already created for you when filevault is turned on!



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Create daily backups on an encrypted disk image
Authored by: Spades on May 21, '04 10:43:13AM
Oh by the way, you can make an even better backup by converting to a compressed image. It will be smaller, and it may take less time than a straight copy. You still have to be logged out, but rather than the straight copy use the command:

hdiutil convert username.sparseimage -format UDZO -o somefilename

Add the -encryption flag if you want to keep the image encrypted. To restore the backup, follow the last half of this hint:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031104223355900

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