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Old 04-20-2005, 10:31 PM
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Backing Up to Multiple Volumes?

is it possible to start a backup to one volume, and if that volume fills up, have SD switch to another volume to continue the backup of the remaining files?
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:33 PM
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No, I'm sorry: SuperDuper! does not span volumes.
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:12 PM
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Any chance it will be in an upcoming release? Could a script be written to accomplish that?
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Old 04-21-2005, 09:35 PM
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We don't plan to add this in the near future, but that doesn't mean it'll never be added. But it's not a frequent request, so it's not at a high priority.

You could "manually" span disks with a copy script, sure. Basically, one script could select one part of the volume, and another could select the rest. That's definitely something you could do.
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Old 04-22-2005, 03:31 PM
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Well, in reading the recent MacInTouch report on Backup software, it was noted that only Retrospect can back up to CD/DVD. Spanning to multiple volumes could give your program a significant advantage, in that DVD-sized disc images could be used for backup on the backup hard drive, and then burned to disc for off-site archiving as needed. I'm surprised more users aren't asking for this. It's the only reason the printing company I work for hasn't switched away from the horrid Retrospect.
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Actually, that's not true. The folks at Babel Company have a program called Impression that will write to CDs.

We do realize that we could expand our market somewhat by writing to CDs or DVDs, but at present we're trying to concentrate on providing best solution for drive-to-drive backups and copying. When we've accomplished what we've set out to do, we might extend into other areas, as long as it doesn't compromise usability or make the program too complex. We'll have to see!
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