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02-04-2016, 05:22 AM

I made a read only disk image (it's a computer I'm getting rid of so no longer need to incrementally backup) which seemed to get stuck at the last stage Converting to read only.

The phase 2 backup to a USB drive took about 7 hours (458GB) and I stopped the process after 9 hours of converting to read only as nothing seemed to be happening and the progress bar was at complete.

I'm left with filename.dmg.sparseimage (452GB) and filename.dmg (398GB).

Before I start over, had that likely failed? Or was I being impatient? Logs are attached.


02-04-2016, 07:58 AM
Conversion to read-only is done entirely by the system. It can take a very long time. As long as your drives have plenty of space and are in good shape, it should finish...be patient.

02-04-2016, 08:25 AM
Will do, many thanks.