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Old 04-25-2005, 07:46 PM
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Smart Update Deletes Rest of Volume?

Hi,

Last couple of days (maybe since installing OS X 10.3.9? - I can't be sure) when doing a smart update from my main drive to my mirror drive, SD is copying all of the files changed (as it should) but is also deleting the rest of the mirror volume (eg. everything that hasn't changed on my mirror drive).

So after a smart update, my mirror drive only has Library and users on it (the stuff that's changed on my main drive, presumably) - everything else has been deleted on the mirror drive.

At first I thought my mirror drive had gone - so I erased and zeroed the drive with disk utility, did a full erase and clone with SD, then ran ran TTPro to check the directory - everything fine, and SMART status was Ok also.

Tonight when doing a smart update with SD, the same thing has happened again. At the moment it looks like the only way around this is to do a full bootable clone each time.

Anyone else seeing this?
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:59 PM
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I've never heard of this before, either, Pixx. I can't see how Smart Update would do this, actually. It doesn't even match part of the algorithm (and certainly no behavior that's been reported before)!

Are you certain that you're using "Backup - all files" as your script?
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:00 PM
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Just looked at the superduper log file, and there's literally zillions of lines of stuff like this - (the SD log file is 27,956,627 in size for the last 2 days = 2 smart updates):

|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/certs/0
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppd/AdobePDF.ppd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppd/AdobePDF7.ppd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppd/HP_LaserJet_4050_Series_.ppd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppd/Internal_Modem.ppd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppd/Page_Sender.ppd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/client.conf
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf.applesaved
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf.bak
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/cupsd.conf.old.psr
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/mime.convs
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/mime.types
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/ppds.dat
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/printers.conf
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/apple.convs
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/printers.conf.O
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/apple.types
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/cups/classes.conf
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/sudo
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/ftpd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/login
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/other
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/passwd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/sshd
|12:12:12 AM|Info| Removing ignored item: /Volumes/Mirror/private/etc/pam.d/su

So what are all these 'ignored items' ?

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Old 04-25-2005, 08:03 PM
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I believe you're using the wrong script. Since those files weren't set to be copied, they're being ignore -- and thus deleted, as they should be... (Smart Update makes your destination match the selected file set from the source. If files aren't selected on the source, it's just like they don't exist -- and they're deleted from the destination if there.)
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:08 PM
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I'm just cloning the main drive across to mirror again - it's taking a while - when it's finished I'll do another smart update (being very careful to note what I choose as options) and post again - I've never had this problem before either - and I only have the options that come as standard (no installed scripts).
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:17 PM
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Ok. I'm running the smart update again.

The settings are:

- Backup all files

- Smart update mirror from main

Will post back when it's finished.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:24 PM
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OK. That sounds right to me, unless "Backup - all files" is modified (although it won't let you do that, so that shouldn't be the case).
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:30 PM
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Ok. It's finished - 4 mins 07 secs - and it copied a fair bit over immediately after I'd just cloned it (and I only have firefox open?).

This time the smart copy has done what it normally does - it's Ok.

There's no other options I could have chosen to make it erase the rest of the mirror volume though, is there?

The main backup choices are:

1. Backup - all files

2. Backup - user files

3. Safety Clone - shared users and applications

4. Safety Clone - shared users


And the Options are:

1. Erase mirror then copy files from main

2. Smart update mirror from main

3. Copy newer files from main to mirror

4. Copy different files from main to mirror


So what could I have chosen (assuming that I did) that would have caused this?

I'm pretty certain I chose the same options as I normally do - as I have this last time. It would be reassuring to know what went wrong

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