Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to bayul)
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to macjack)
These where the posts that tought me about the process. But they lack warnings about just about everything that can go wrong. And the first time I tried it, many things went wrong. I even read elsewhere that by just updating the OS of a mac, Images may become unusable or corrupted! I wish to be prepared and aware of the risks. I need fair warning of the downs and potential glitches of encripting with the disk utility. I cannot lose my data..it's virtualy irreplaceble or hard to reproduce from scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to bayul)
I have encrypted disk images that I've brought along since OS X 10.3. Never got corrupted. Of course, I have backups just in case. I wouldn't trust them on disks other than those formatted OS X Extended only because I have no experience with them.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 10:19 AM (in response to macjack)
Do you place your backups on external disks? Are your external disks formatted HFS+?
Can HFS+ Disk image be Drag dropped into a HFS+ formatted external disk in order to copy them? or is the process blocked like what happens to large Disk images in FAT 32?
I'm trying to lock on to the right format to apply to everything. My steps will be:
Make the image: So far a sparse image in HFS+ format, 400 GB, No partition map.
Drag sensitive work to Disk image. Once transfer in complete delete originals.
Format an external disk into the journaled HFS+ format. Drag drop Secure disk image to back it up.
Do you see any problems with this process? Anything i'm missing?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to bayul)
Yes, you can drag to and from externals formattred HSF+ aka "Mac OS X Extended".
It sounds right.