Disk imaging is a highly useful tool if you're wanting to create a whole copy of a volume and restore it back at a later date, either to the same disk or another one entirely.
In the first part of this series, we explored the basics of disk and partition management via the command-line. Next, we'll see how we can perform disk partitioning as well as how to split, merge and erase ones created.
Disk Utility within Mac OS X provides a range of disk management tools, from erasing and repartitioning hard disks to restoring images and repairing volumes. It's a simple way of interacting with attached storage on your Mac.