I just followed the instructions here to create a encrypted sparseimage for Time Machine backups. The empty sparsebundle ended up being 1.4 GB (and after enabling encryption it grow to 1.6GB). Why is an empty sparseimage so big?

  • Is the purpose of it to "reserve" the space as set during the set up?
    – Ruskes
    Commented Jun 21, 2015 at 15:51


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