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george
02-15-2006, 07:39 PM
dave

Saving Sets works just fine for retaining individual backup settings. I wonder if SD could be pushed slightly further in a future iteration.

currently when SD opens, the last-performed operation is reflected in the listed popup fields for disks/type of backup. very helpful if one wants to perform this same backup again as the settings need no (re)configuring.

would it be overly difficult to link the "Copy...to...using/options" fields a bit tighter so that when the "to.." field is changed to a different volume, "using.." and subfield "options.." are also revert to the last performed operation set for this particular "copy..to" combination?

seems to me this could save a bit of effort having to always dive in and confirm settings before the backup is given the go ahead. doublechecking critical operations is generally a good thing, but... thought i'd ask.

george

dnanian
02-15-2006, 08:17 PM
I've got some ideas in this area that are different than what you're suggesting, but would fill some of the same needs, George. We'll see where it leads...

macfeller
02-16-2006, 09:45 PM
whatever you do that avoids the "recent" thang. It seems kinda shabby/inelegant to have to deal with this.

Nevertheless, with the latest .5 Tiger update I once again have cause to be grateful for SD! No matter my best efforts (disk repair, permissions, safe boot, ect.) I am not happy with .5. Thanks to SD! I just needed to boot off the backup, SmartUpdate, and I'm back in less than 15 minutes. Damn cheap satisfaction.

mf

dnanian
02-16-2006, 09:57 PM
Well, auto restoration is one of those things that pleases most and annoys some. But that's not quite what I'm talking about here... which isn't to say I don't have ideas there, too. :)

macfeller
02-16-2006, 10:05 PM
Well, auto restoration is one of those things that pleases most and annoys some.But that's not quite what I'm talking about here... which isn't to say I don't have ideas there, too. :)

Heh. I SU everyday to a volume of the same name of my boot volume. Once a week I update my boot volume to yet another drive. Once a month I do so to yet a third drive. The auto restore is a PITA to me. Surely there's something in between. But then, you being a clever SOB and having ideas ... :p

dnanian
02-16-2006, 10:07 PM
Well, hopefully not too clever...