Shirt Pocket Discussions  
    Home netTunes launchTunes SuperDuper! Buy Now Support Discussions About Shirt Pocket    

Go Back   Shirt Pocket Discussions > SuperDuper! > General

 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 10-01-2008, 06:00 PM
zombiwulf zombiwulf is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
WinN00b questions

ok - only 1 really.
As the title above suggests, this isn't my first time at the rodeo, but I'm not especially well versed in low level OS X foibles.

I'm trying to pull data off a formerly bootable, currently mountable drive in a MBP.

I could care less if its a simple file copy or an image, but where I have failed with ALL utils so far is when I come to an unreadable file.

What I suspect is that the user completely filled the drive, the OS puked, and we were left with a lot of partially written files.

Add to this the attempt by the Genius Bar folk to do an archive/install on a clearly full drive...

Having said that, my impression is that the drive is 99.99% intact.

The game plan is simply to back up the data, nuke and repave, and restore the data.

I'd prefer not to have to manually select all the files, but without knowing which are corrupt in advance, deleting them before copying isn't a feasible option (and a bad approach anyway.)

[Star Wars Analogy Warning]
What I would like to find is a Jedi Mind Trick setting, where when the app encounters a file it can't read, it's told "this is not a file you need to copy, there is nothing to do here, move along," and simply log the exception, rather than throwing it's hands in the air and giving up.
[/Star Wars Analogy Warning]

Am I missing such an obvious option?

I realize the goal of imaging software is to create a pristine replica, but that isn't always possible or required. And I really don't want to drag out my data recovery apps which do have these options, since the damaged files don't need to be recovered, and the undamaged ones obviously don't need this either.
Reply With Quote
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A few more questions... rock15478 General 1 05-02-2008 10:43 PM
A few newbie questions MacNovice General 1 02-04-2008 07:08 PM
want to buy SuperDuper - got setup questions, raid, OWC. Thanks, gelco General 2 12-23-2007 10:09 PM
A few SuperDuper! questions techno General 1 11-08-2007 04:46 PM
questions about copying of very large (32GB) file mykmelez General 2 12-15-2006 10:31 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.