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RichardC
10-19-2009, 06:43 PM
Hello.

I wish to create .dmg backups that are encrypted.

I understand you first create your image in disk utility (setting your desired encyption settings) then pointing SD at it.(?).

However...
SD never can mount the image (presumably it should bring up the password prompt). If mounted myself then, superduper either throws up an error (see end of post) or is unable to resize the image (which I believe sparse bundles can do?).

Any help to get this up and running appreciated. If possible I want to avoid having to choose the image's size before I run SD.

If any future versions could add this into the SD image creation gubbins I am sure a lot of people would be happy!

Snow Leopard with PGP WDE 10 beta BTW

Thanks,
Richard.


Backup - all files - RichReworked.dset
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /.vol
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | Ignoring /.vol
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /cores
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /Network
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /.Trashes
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /bin
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /sbin
| 10:37:35 PM | Info | /System
| 10:37:35 PM | Error | ****FAILED****: result=256 errno=22 (Unknown error: 0)

dnanian
10-19-2009, 06:47 PM
Why not just encrypt the destination with PGPWDE and back up to it directly with Smart Update (which will be encrypted)?

RichardC
10-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Hi! Thanks for the prompt reply.

I would like to be able to mount the images in disk utility from the dvd installer.

Thanks,
Richard.

dnanian
10-19-2009, 06:53 PM
I don't believe the DVD supports encrypted images, actually.

RichardC
10-19-2009, 06:55 PM
aha, then the problem my be solved (or voided at least.)

I will investigate and report back.
Silly if it doesn't support them though.

Thanks!
Richard.