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Attaching a Sparsebundle

posted Apr 19, 2010, 6:43 AM by David Eagle   [ updated Apr 25, 2010, 9:49 AM ]
Another backup option is Carbon Copy Clone, a donation ware program for Mac OSX 10.6.x.

To use this program to backup to a network drive, you have to create a mountable device on the network share. The best way to do this is to create a sparsebundle device (described in the previous post) and then attach it to your system as a device.

So, assuming that you've made the sparsebundle and copied it to you SMB share, you mount the share (this assumes an SMB share):

mount -t smbfs //user@server/sharename ~/share

This assumes you've created a directory called share in your home directory.

And then attach the sparsebundle:

sudo hdiutil attach /Volumes/Erador/ccc.sparsebundle

Now its a device you can select.