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Forum: General 10-24-2005, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Winston
Sorry, I not be following something. Let's...

Sorry, I not be following something.

Let's say I want to do a full, uncompressed, back up of all files on the hard drive on one computer. I have (or can get) a very good idea of how much space is...
Forum: General 10-21-2005, 07:47 PM
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Views: 23,741
Posted By Winston
What I am thinking about is complete (clone)...

What I am thinking about is complete (clone) backups to a disk image. Don't these take up about the same space as the original files?

- Winston
Forum: General 10-21-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Winston
I don't quite follow you. I don't understand...

I don't quite follow you. I don't understand about the "guessing high" on a sparse image vs. "when actually "testing" for size".

Let's say you are doing a complete backup of a drive. If you know...
Forum: General 10-21-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,741
Posted By Winston
Space estimate for disk image backup?

Now I am confused! Is this correct for making a DMG backup:

1. SD! makes a complete copy of the original to a sparse image. So, with the exception of any space saved by de-fragmenting the files on...
Forum: General 10-21-2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Winston
Thanks for the answers - that's a big help. (and...

Thanks for the answers - that's a big help. (and will no doubt save me a lot of time)



As I mentioned on the thread about backing up to CDs, it would be easy to check for space available after...
Forum: General 10-20-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,975
Posted By Winston
Sparse Image before DMG - check space before DMG?

SD! appears to make a sparse image before it makes the DMG image. Since the size of the sparse image is known before the DMG image is created, could SD! check the space available before starting the...
Forum: General 10-20-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,975
Posted By Winston
Disk Utility for sparse images?

Thanks for the clarification. I thought from the FAQ here:
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81



that SD! did not create sparse images (independently of DMG images).

-...
Forum: General 10-20-2005, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23,741
Posted By Winston
Sparse image from aborted DMG backup?

I tried to back up a drive containing about 7 GB to a drive that had about 12.5 GB free. To make the final DMG disk image SD! first makes a sparse image, then makes a DMG image from the sparse image....
Forum: General 10-20-2005, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,975
Posted By Winston
SD! and disk images - offering sparse image as option

After running into a "not enough room" error when trying to create a disk image I have a couple of thoughts:

1. There should be an option within SD! to create sparse images.
This is important...
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