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How to TimeMachine backup to firewire disk with secure sparsebundle

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Oct 30, 2011 6:19 AM

Hi.  I'm on the road a lot and I'd like to be able to carry a backup with my.  I understand that Time Machine backups up are not secure, so I've tried to create a secure image to backup to, but I can't get it to work.


1. I created a password-protected sparsebundle image on a firewire/USB drive calle "road_backup.sparseimage"

2. I've confirmed that I can write/read to this area and that it is password protected.


Problem is that when I go to Time Machine preferences and select the backup disk it only gives me the option of the firewire/USB disk - not the secure image.


I there any way to do what I want to do - either by password protecting the whole disk or making Time Machine write to the sparsebunde?


In know that I can vault the whole disk - but I'd rather not do this.


OS is 10.6.8

Macbook Pro 13"



Thanks in advance for any help that you can give me.



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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