Should I use sparseimage or dmg? (pass protected)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TheGenerous, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    I believe dmg is more used, I just created a 500MB sparseimage but maybe I'm not doing the correct thing.

    Should I use sparseimage or dmg? (pass protected)

    thx
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    This should give you some info: Sparse Image

     
  3. TheGenerous thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    @MacDawg, I appreciate it.

    I'll give it a try for a couple months with both dmg and sparseimage and then decide or report here if one is more *reliable* than the other.

    My intention is to store photos and have the ability to edit them in Lr while keeping them away from spies.
     
  4. superericla macrumors 6502

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    They should both be about as reliable as the other. I would personally recommend using a sparse image since then you can set the maximum size to a very large amount without having it take up that much space. It basically just gives you much more room to grow while saving space.
     
  5. TheGenerous thread starter macrumors 6502a

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