View Full Version : Schedulded backups

01-20-2009, 08:42 AM
Hi there,

I've got a registered copy of superduper and am wondering if a scheduled backup/cloning requires superduper to be open/active.

I guess i could just wait it out and see what happens but i like to ask it anyway to be perfectly clear about it. And if i should look for another solution in the meantime.

So i've set a mac mini which is my home server running osx server to backup every monday, wednesday and friday a smart backup to a Firewire drive.
Does this require superduper to be active at all times? Or does it run in the background and starts the actual app when it needs to.

Thanks in advance!

01-20-2009, 09:00 AM
Well, you could also review the Scheduling section of the User's Guide... :)

On Page 15, you'll find:

SuperDuper! does not have to be running for a schedule backup to
take place, but the user who scheduled it does have to be logged in,
with their account in front (if Fast User Switching is active), and the
screen must be unlocked.

If your Macintosh is asleep when the time comes to run the backup,
SuperDuper!’s scheduling won’t wake it up, so the backup won’t run.
The way to handle this is to use the Energy Saver Preference Pane in
System Preferences to schedule a wake (or “start up”) event for a
minute before the backup is scheduled to run.

01-21-2009, 03:41 PM
Ack! the manual! forgot about that... Silly me :rolleyes:

Thanks anyway for the reply and moreover the excellent tool! :D

01-21-2009, 03:53 PM
Glad you like it!