View Full Version : SD would not quit

10-23-2007, 01:40 PM
I have scheduled an automatic back-up of one of my computers on a portable USB device, every two days. When the first scheduled back-up occurred yesterday, the external device had to be connected upon request. Although the back-up seemed to be successful, the only way I managed to quit SD was to "force quit".

How may I avoid this?

10-23-2007, 01:55 PM
Try pressing Cmd+s to save the (changed) settings, then quit.

10-27-2007, 07:49 AM
Thx for the advice, it works fine now. But why do we need to do this rather non-intuitive command?

10-27-2007, 09:18 AM
The bug is that SD! is in a "no user interaction" condition (because of the schedule). So, it's set up to not prompt. But, rather than quitting, you changed something (the drive), which modified the settings. When you tried to quit, it wanted to put up a panel that said "hey, the settings have changed, do you want to save them?" But it can't, because it's set up to not interact...

11-09-2007, 12:32 PM
I just want to add that this happened to me too, and it motivated me to come to this site to find out how to fix it.

It would be great if there were a more elegant solution to this scenario -- like a warning box or letting SD quit.


11-09-2007, 01:21 PM
I agree, Marc: this isn't something I like. But it's something we haven't yet had time to focus on (it's lower priority than a number of other things).

12-29-2007, 05:00 AM
I think the problem is a little bit different. The workaround with "save" doesn't work if the backup volume is unmounted.

01-24-2008, 01:28 AM
Very difficult to communicate to my wife or mother that my "completely behind the scenes" back up program is the reason the computer doesn't respond to the Shut Down command at the end of a day. I have tried to instruct them that they have to Save from SuperDuper first, ("Save what? I haven't changed anything." they quite reasonably ask.) but it's frustrating that there is not at least a dialog box that walks us through this.

Isn't there an elegant way to fix this? It's a big glitch in an otherwise terrific program.

02-08-2008, 12:27 PM
This happened again to me today -- enough time since the last time that I needed to come here to find the problem.

This is VERY annoying. My word processor prompts me to save before quitting. Why can't SD????

02-08-2008, 03:55 PM
Because there's a bug.

02-13-2008, 12:09 AM
Try pressing Cmd+s to save the (changed) settings, then quit.


I hadn't had this problem until I updated to 10.5.2. The Cmd+s allows me to quit ok, but I thought you might like to know.. I don't use scheduling.


02-13-2008, 08:30 AM
That's strange. Try deleting the "Saved Settings" folder in Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!, Cintra.

02-13-2008, 10:07 AM
That's strange. Try deleting the "Saved Settings" folder in Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!, Cintra.
Thanks for replying dnanian

I did that, set things up again and its quitting ok now, but it did quit ok when I used the ctrl+s tip too.


02-23-2008, 01:27 AM
Hi Dave,

I just emailed you a support ticket at Fogbugz (before searching here--sorry). I just had this happen on Susie's MacBook.

I thought I'd tried Save, but I guess I didn't, it worked just now and allowed me to quit normally. But wouldn't for several frustrating minutes. I even re-ran the SmartUpdate (another 9 min), after setting SD to quit automatically after finishing, but that didn't do it either...

Love to see a fix to this, but realize it's a workaroundable situation and that you've been busy just getting the new Leopard version out. Hope all is well.

~ Brad

02-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Was having the same problems - manual backups, apparently correct, but SD would not quit and forced a hard shutdown - all this since 10.2 and SD automatic update. Today, I uninstalled SD, downloaded the new SD 2.5 file and re-installed from that.

Problem solved, so far. SD quit and then re-booted from the backup without a problem. Hope this helps

02-24-2008, 03:46 PM
That's weird, Ed: I don't know why a new download would fix that. Strange.

10-23-2009, 08:41 AM
A search brought me here - the fix worked. I think the irony is that it only happens after scheduled backups which is only possible if you bought the program. So the "solution" is to not buy the program to avoid the bug...

Hope you guys fix it soon as I've suggested to several people to buy the program but now I'll have to suggest that they only "try" the program...

10-23-2009, 08:48 AM
Well, no.

If you don't have a drive attached, don't use a 'scheduled-by-time' backup. Instead, use a "Backup on connect", which will run automatically when the drive is connected.

Michael Hyatt
11-01-2012, 06:32 AM
Pretty amazing that it is now 2012, and thus bug persists.

11-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Given the nature and relative rareness of the bug, it's not that amazing. We've never been able to reproduce it in house...it's hard to fix things that are so rare...