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Old 11-02-2017, 06:49 AM
vicchi vicchi is offline
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v3.0 Beta 7 Snapshot Creation Failure

Just upgraded to v3.0 Beta 7 from a previously working Beta 6.

When attempting to start the backup, it fails with a dialog reading :-

"Your settings are improperly configured. Disk image "redacted" is not writeable or the path is invalid".

This happens with both an existing (Beta 6 created) disk image and with creating a new disk image. The path to the disk image is valid and is also writeable (according to Finder).
Possibly connected to this is an odd disk image name in the main window which reads :-

"Pressing "Copy Now" will use "Backup - All Files" to copy Macintosh HD to SDTargetVolume.QualifiedName using Smart Update"

This is running on a 2017 15" MacBook Pro running High Sierra 10.13.1.

Also, removing the Beta 7 install, plus cleaning out cache and preferences files (via AppZapper) and restoring the Beta 6 version now has this issue as well.

Help?

Update: After re-installing Beta 6 again, the backup now fails with the following log entry:

| 09:52:46 AM | Info | SuperDuper!, 3.0 (99.6), path: /Applications/SuperDuper!.app, Mac OS 10.13.1 build 17B48 (i386)
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Started on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 9:52 AM
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Source Volume: "Macintosh HD" mount: '/' device: disk1s1 file system: 'APFS' protocol: PCI-Express OS: 10.13.1 capacity: 1 TB available: 704.02 GB files: 2,480,223 directories: 939,163
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Target Disk Image: Sterling, path: /Volumes/[redacted]/[redacted].sparsebundle
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Copy Mode : Smart Update
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Copy Script : Backup - all files.dset
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | Transcript : BuildTranscript.plist
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | PHASE: 1. Prepare to Copy Files
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Macintosh HD
| 09:52:46 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on Macintosh HD
| 09:52:47 AM | Info | File system user/group ownership enabled
| 09:52:47 AM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Macintosh HD snapshot
| 09:52:47 AM | Info | ......COMMAND => Creating Snapshot of Macintosh HD
| 09:52:47 AM | Error | bash: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
| 09:52:47 AM | Error | bash: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file

Update 2: After manually deleting/recreating Finder permissions on the removeable disk which (should) contain the disk image, the backup starts but fails during snapshot creation as per the log file above.

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