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ManuCH
02-11-2008, 11:50 AM
We are using SuperDuper for scheduled "smart update" backups. Now, with Leopard and the new version, everything works, except the following details:

- during the first backup (an "Erase then copy") at a certain point a duplicate icon of the internal harddisk appeared in the Finder sidebar. It had the same icon and name like the original. I don't have any custom icons. I removed the duplicate icon, and it didn't happen again so far.

- after every scheduled "Smart Update", the Finder freezes (more precisely, the Desktop part of the Finder). I'm unable to open any item on the desktop until I force-quit the Finder.

Are these known issues? It happens on 2 iMacs, both running 10.5.1, one backing up to a LaCie 250 GB FireWire drive, the other to the USB equivalent.

By the way, great update, finally we have working backups again :-)

dnanian
02-11-2008, 11:53 AM
The "finder-sidebar" issue seems to be a bug in Leopard, actually; there's nothing we can really do.

I don't know why the Finder would freeze on you, no -- it's not something I've seen. Perhaps a drive that's attached has stopped responding?

ManuCH
02-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Wow, thank you for the quick reply.

Well, these 2 systems are almost identical, and in both cases the external disk is a LaCie "Porsche Design" disk. Could it be that these have an issue with powering down to go to sleep, thus crashing the Finder? What's weird is that this only happens after an SD backup, not in other occasions. And we have no other external disks connected.

dnanian
02-11-2008, 01:34 PM
There's no way for me to know: I haven't had this problem, and the Finder is Apple's application...