Can Time Machine back up into a disk image?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by riker1384, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. riker1384 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I want to use Time Machine, but I don't want to have all my data sitting in the open on an external drive that someone can just carry away. Can I make an encrypted disk image, and have Time Machine use that as the backup volume?
     
  2. riker1384 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's not what I'm looking for. I'm not using File Vault right now. I just want to back up my main drive into an encrypted disk image on another drive. I'm not really worried that someone is going to steal my whole computer, but someone could take my external drive and look through it or copy it pretty quickly, or just walk away with it.

    I just want to know if I can use an encrypted disk image as the volume that Time Machine backs up into.
     

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