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Backing up an open disk image?

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? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 24, 2013 - 4 answers

This is your Mac. This is your Mac on lockdown.

Looking for best practices for home data security for an exclusively Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Who makes a *good* disk imaging utility?

I'm getting a new laptop. How do I make a backup of what's on the hard drive, before I blow it all away? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Nov 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Can't clone a drive - software can't see it but Windows can! Why?

I'm cloning a hard drive. Windows can see the new drive and access it, but none of the cloning software can access it, no matter how I format or set it up. What's going on here, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Comprehensive hard drive imaging

Is there a fairly comprehensive method I can use to image a hard-drive quickly, in case I end up needing that backup image later? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Apr 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Install same disk image on ~50 unique machines.

How would I install a disk image on ~50 machines all of unique hardware configuration? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Dec 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Which drive imaging utility creates files with the extensions 'dig' and 'bt'?

Which drive imaging utility creates files with the extensions 'dig' and 'bt'? [more inside]
posted by naveed on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Turning folders into disk images on OS X

Automating turning folders into disk images in OS X Leopard. I'm starting to use Amazon S3 for backups, and rather than having a single big disk image for my photos, which would equate to 4.3GB, I would prefer to have single multiple folders to upload, and then be able to download/upload disk images as needed. I could then use then use the same process for my work related backups. Is there anyway to automate this process, or any utility which will take a folder and automatically turn it into a disk image of the same size?
posted by spyke23 on Sep 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Disk imaging utility

Is there an easy, cheap way to create an image of my hard drive and put it on DVD(s), without installing software that screws around with my hard drive or requires activation? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I salvage this volume restore?

I need to restore a Mac OS X hard drive. My target volume is 300GB. My source volume is a sparse image from a 500GB drive with only 179GB used, but of course, Disk Utility is looking at the total space on the volumes, not the used space. Is there any way to force this operation, modify the volume size of the sparse image, or do this in any way that will be less painful than reinstalling all my apps and settings from scratch? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Aug 16, 2006 - 7 answers

.dmg files won't mount...

My iBook is not loading .dmg files. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Encryption for an entire hard disk partition

What's the best way to encrypt an external hard disk? (Mac OS X) [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 22, 2006 - 4 answers

How to boot from a disk image that's been copied to a partition?

I'm trying to boot the Mac OS X Intel installer CD from a hard drive partition (I have no DVD drive). I used dd to write the ISO to /dev/sda6, and I configured grub to boot from it. But grub won't boot it. [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Jan 5, 2006 - 5 answers

Mac OS X .dmg files

Mac Os X, Tiger. Somehow, my disk image files ask for a program to open them. The mime type or something like that is all messed up. What program do i associate them with to get them to open up correctly? I tried disk utility, and it doesn't work quite the way it should. Thanks!
posted by Freen on May 31, 2005 - 1 answer

Segmented disc burning on a mac.

Segmented disc burning on a mac. I have 150gb of disc-image backups on a 200gb drive. I need to burn them off so i can make a fresh set. Impression 2 offers segmented direct-to-disc backup, but apparently relies on Apple's built-in discburning, which requires loads of swap space per job - in this instance, if i were to burn it all at once (I won't, believe me!) I'd need around 300gb of swap space. Which I don't have. Can recent versions of Toast do this? What about the granpappy of Mac bak, Retrospect (licensing issues aside)? [gigabytes inside] [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 11, 2004 - 6 answers

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