How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups

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How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups
Disk Utility lets you create disk images that are virtual volumes. They're stored as a file on a disk, but can be mounted and managed just like a directly connected or network-mounted volume. You can even use Disk Utility to create an encrypted version using a popup menu when you select File > New > New Image. (Pick 256-bit AES, as there's no reason to pick the older format; read more in this older Mac 911 column.)

Problem is, Time Machine won't back up the contents of disk images. They appear in the Time Machine preference pane when you click Options as grayed-out items in the Exclude These Items from Backups list.

Read more at source: MacWorld

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