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Sparse bundle creation for time machine on NAS.
# creates a sparsebundle disk image with a 128MB band size
MACHINE_NAME=your-machine-name
echo $MACHINE_NAME
hdiutil create -size 900g -type SPARSEBUNDLE -nospotlight -volname "Backup of $MACHINE_NAME" -fs "Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+" -imagekey sparse-band-size=262144 -verbose ./$MACHINE_NAME.sparsebundle
# copy the plists from TIME_MACHINE_IMAGE to NEW_IMAGE
TIME_MACHINE_IMAGE=your-machine-name.old.sparsebundle
NEW_IMAGE=your-machine-name.sparsebundle
cp $TIME_MACHINE_IMAGE/com.apple.TimeMachine.*.plist $NEW_IMAGE
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