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securityminded
05-23-2009, 02:56 PM
I noticed in the user manual that it mentions that an image can be restored using ASR. However, according to http://blog.plasticsfuture.org/2006/...tware-harmful/ even though SD was excellent, ASR in file level copy is inferior. Since SD uses file level copy, would that not also mean that using ASR to restore a file level copy of an image by SD would be flawed?

dnanian
05-23-2009, 04:26 PM
A file-level restore with ASR would, indeed, be subject to whatever issues ASR had in the version that was being used. Leopard's has improved significantly.

securityminded
05-23-2009, 04:34 PM
At http://forums.bombich.com/viewtopic.php?p=55231#55231 Mike says that the file level mode of ASR still has problems though. Perhaps the documentation should be updated to mention this?

dnanian
05-23-2009, 08:29 PM
In general, if you can restore with SD!, you should... and I think that's pretty clear in the User's Guide. We don't generally mention all the various bits and bobs of metadata in our documentation...

sjk
05-25-2009, 03:37 PM
file level mode of ASR still has problems though. Perhaps the documentation should be updated to mention this?
Is there any specific, up-to-date info about those problems that might be*worth mentioning in SD! documentation?

dnanian
05-25-2009, 03:46 PM
The problem is, any specifics I might mention in the documentation could change at any time, as Apple improves ASR/Disk Utility...

sjk
05-25-2009, 04:32 PM
For me an easy-to-update thread under the Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.shirt-pocket.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=7) subforum would suffice, if you ever happened to get around to it (i.e. no priority/urgency).