Backing up an open disk image?
December 24, 2013 5:26 AM Subscribe
Based on your answers to my prior question
, I keep sensitive files on my Mac in an encrypted disk image. I back up my Mac to Time Machine, plus a local external Superduper! clone, and to Crashplan. How do I ensure those backups accurately record the disk image--do I have to eject the disk image or will the backups copy the open (mounted) disk?
posted by Admiral Haddock to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
It's no problem to close out the open files on the disk image and then eject--but I'd like to know whether that's something I need to do so it can be part of my routine. I.e., I leave the machine running overnight to backup to Crashplan, and I don't always unmount the disk image when I do that.