Sparseimage Compactor
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AppleScript to compress sparse disk images.   Free
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Sparseimage Compactor is an AppleScript application (applet/droplet) to run the UNIX shell script 'hdiutil compact' to compress sparse disk images.

If you don't know what a sparse disk image is, then you likely don't need this application yet. If you want to learn more about sparse disk images, please launch the Disk Utility and search its help for 'sparse disk image'.
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Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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polocanada reviewed on 05 Nov 2013
Absolutely perfect. This is exactly what I was looking for. I need to tame the a sparse-bundle image which I am using with Super Duper simple mirroring backup. It's a single copy backup so I don't care about multiple versions of the files and it always does simple full copy, no delta backup. However, the spareimage bundle grows in size if the backup is bigger and it doesnt go back to shrinking when the backup gets smaller.

This utility is perfect. I would have to otherwise use HDUTIL COMPACT every time and most of the time I mess up the file path so I end up typing it out in terminal over and over till I get it right.

With this here, you just drop the image and the script does the thing. Wonderful.
[Version 1.0]

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polocanada replied on 05 Nov 2013
Here is another utility, not free and takes a few steps to get the same thing done. DropDMG.
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7099/dropdmg
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Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:14 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sparseimage Compactor is an AppleScript application (applet/droplet) to run the UNIX shell script 'hdiutil compact' to compress sparse disk images.

If you don't know what a sparse disk image is, then you likely don't need this application yet. If you want to learn more about sparse disk images, please launch the Disk Utility and search its help for 'sparse disk image'.


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