Disk Utility – Sparse Image

For those whom prefer the GUI Disk Utility on a Mac. To create the same spare image 5GB file do the following.

  1. Start up Disk Utility from the Applications->Utilities folder
  2. Click the drive to highlight where you want create the image file.
  3. On the menu, click File – New – Blank Disc Image
  4. Change the dialog options to match the below image.  Give it a file name like backup and click create.

New Blank Image
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