Posted on December 8, 2008 at 12:12pm EST. More.

Time Machine automatically finds your sparse image

Yesterday I followed Erik J. Barzeski’s instructions to configure Time Machine to backup to a sparse bundle disk image on my Drobo. I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out how to tell Time Machine to use the disk image and not the whole disk; eventually I discovered that if you just select the disk, Time Machine finds the properly named disk image and automatically uses that. So, if you happen to think like me, I hope this note has saved you a few minutes of confusion.

Other things I’ve learned: