How to manage the dance of disk images, Time Machine, and excessively large backups
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|Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:44 PM PST|
|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