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10.4: Enable Spotlight for disk images
Authored by: klktrk on May 02, '05 04:57:38PM

I'm probably being daft, but it seems to me that if you're using encrypted images to protect your data, the last thing you want to do is index your data to an unencrypted Spotlight database. Right?



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10.4: Enable Spotlight for disk images
Authored by: maartensneep on May 02, '05 05:21:03PM

As far as I know the index of SpotLight is stored on the same volume, so the index is encrypted as well.

Maarten



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10.4: Enable Spotlight for disk images
Authored by: SandManMattSH on Jul 30, '05 05:05:46PM

Not true!!
It <i>does</i> do this for removable hard drives, but not for disk images (by default).

The workaround for this is to run:
sudo mdutil -p [volume]


~Matt



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10.4: Enable Spotlight for disk images
Authored by: stcanard on May 02, '05 05:24:22PM

It seems that spotlight stores the data on the root of the indexed volume, so odds are the index would only be availble when you mounted the volume. I believe spotlight also repects file permissions.

Of course, I would want to check that before I actually indexed it!



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