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DeathtoToasters
02-22-2007, 01:15 PM
Ok, I purchased the software, love it! Works without issues.

On my old pc laptop I did something called incremental backups. Meaning only the files that have been changed on the laptop, therefore creating a much smaller image, but also requiring me to use the oriignal large backup for restoring, if needed.

How do I do this with superduper?

The lingo is so different that it is a bit confusing.

Thanks

dnanian
02-22-2007, 01:19 PM
Assuming I understand what you're saying, we don't do that. See the Introduction to the User's Guide for a general discussion of the issue...

DeathtoToasters
02-22-2007, 01:58 PM
Ok, got that part figured out.

Next question is speed. It is going at about 8 MB/s and I am using a Maxtor OneTouch III with firewire. Shouldn't it be much faster?

I tried to do the non-compression thing mentioned in the FAQ but that is for a much older version which doens't seem to have those options to uncheck anymore.

Any Advice?

dnanian
02-22-2007, 02:06 PM
No, that's about how fast it should be going. On an Intel Mac, you should get about 8-12MB/s overall on a full backup when it's done.

(Theoretical speeds are typically protocol-level speed while streaming pure data -- you're copying a whole pile of tiny files, updating directory entries, adding metadata, etc.)

DeathtoToasters
02-22-2007, 02:12 PM
No, that's about how fast it should be going. On an Intel Mac, you should get about 8-12MB/s overall on a full backup when it's done.

(Theoretical speeds are typically protocol-level speed while streaming pure data -- you're copying a whole pile of tiny files, updating directory entries, adding metadata, etc.)

But I am an above average person.... :)

LOL

Thanks for the great product!

dnanian
02-22-2007, 02:12 PM
Well, perhaps if you stare at it and murmur encouraging words... ;)