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Store files securely on a USB flash drive
Authored by: moritzh on Aug 04, '06 12:10:53PM

(1): The problem is that DiskUtility limits the size of the sparse image to the available free space on the volume (USB key drive) where the image is to be saved (which can be at most as much as the size of the volume). So you either have to start with a totally empty volume to be able to create an image with that size, or you have to create the image on another volume with more space free and then move it to the key once it's created.

(2): That's right, be very aware of that. You should always have a backup of your important data. Believe me, it's very frustrating to see the encrypted image rendered useless beyond repair because it had not been unmounted properly.

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