I’m trying to archive a big (55 GB) Parallels VM that I no longer need. I’ve setup DropDMG v2.8.6 to create bzip2-compressed DMGs with segments no larger than 8151 for my DVD+R DLs. I was able to archive a smaller VM (8 GB) using these settings without a problem. However, I’m getting the error “Error 1 - hdiutil: create failed - Operation timed out” when I try to archive the big VM by dragging-and-dropping the VM folder onto DropDMG. The error doesn’t happen right away; I haven’t timed it, but it’s probably about 10 minutes after I start the operation before the error occurs.
My Mac is a MacBook Pro (2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo) running 10.6.2. The VM is on an external Firewire drive and I’m trying to create the DMG segments on the MacBook’s internal HD (there’s not enough free space on the external Firewire drive to hold the segments, which is one of the reasons why I’m trying to archive it).
Any ideas? TIA!