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Can I “recreate” a sparsebundle?

I am using Google Drive, and have downloaded the application to my MacBook (I'm running the latest version of Mavericks). I have uploaded an encrypted .sparsebundle to Drive (the file itself is over ...
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Syncing Multiple Macs using Time Capsule

Can I use one backup (.sparsebundle) and sync to other Macs? Can I migrate my files scheduled from my primary Mac to secondary Mac using Migration Assistant or other tools?
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How to safely back up a sparsebundle that is exported via afpd?

I have several OSX client machines that back up via TimeMachine to AFP shares on an Ubuntu Linux server, exported by netatalk/afpd. These clients back up at arbitrary times of the day, every day. ...
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OSX Encrypted Sparsebundle Image keeps making small file changes

I've created an encrypted sparsebundle image to store some files that I want to keep safe in my Google Drive. However, I noticed, that even when just mounting this image and reading files (simple text ...
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Stop Mac OS X disk image from being mounted automatically when files on them are accessed

I have a program that, every time it is launched, tries to read a file stored on a disk image (a sparse bundle, to be exact). If the disk image is not mounted, the program automatically attempts to ...
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can sparsebundles be locked to make them read-only?

With sparseimage files, I can set the Locked attribute in 'Get Info' to prevent modifying its content. Doing so with sparsebundles has no effect it seems. At the moment I'm storing my sparsebundle ...
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Is there a way to drop a new file into an encrypted folder in OS X without mounting it?

What I'd like to do is have a encrypted bundle that I can throw my financial documents into. But I don't want it mounted all the time for security reasons, and it's a pain to click on it, type in the ...
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Time machine not recognizing sparsebundle

I've created a sparsebundle just as suggested at http://www.readynas.com/?p=253; however, Time Machine fails to recognize the mounted image. The sparseimage is stored on an external drive, and I ...
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Apple has “sparse bundles” but not sparse files?

Backstory: I use a Mac (10.6.4), and to this day when I download a torrent using Vuze, no matter what configuration I try Vuze allocates space for the entire file before it starts downloading said ...
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Mounting a sparsebundle in OS X (specifically Time Machine)

I have a (not critical) problem, that seems to have been introduced with 10.6.4. I backup using Time Machine to an Airport disk (same as a Time Capsule). But if I mount the sparsebundle image ...
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Is it possible to browse a Time Machine sparsebundle file on a non Mac OS X system

(e.g. Linux) - command line or tool is fine. Time Machine backups on local disks are just folders with softlinks, so they are easy to browse.