I'm switching from a local backup disk to a local
.sparsebundle so that I can easily save the encrypted
.sparsebundle to remote storage.
The following works:
- Mount the sparse bundle to
tmutil setdestination /Volumes/foo
- Run backup
.sparsebundle is on an external disk like
/Volumes/bar/foo.sparsebundle. If I point Time Machine at
bar as the backup destination, I get the following error:
Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "foo". The backup disk image /Volumes/bar/foo.sparsebundle" could not be accessed (error 45).
This same machine is a backup host for other macs on my network. I have compared the format of their
.sparsebundles and they seem to be very similar. The local has "Owners: Enabled" while the remotes have "Owners: Disabled" in Disk Utility. When I mount a remote
.sparsebundle I am the owner of all the files. When I mount the local, they have the same ownership as the source disk.
How can I get Time Machine to automatically mount my local